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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,726Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 66 out of 227

$323K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 58 out of 227

307 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older
37% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Vermont
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 307 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 307 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Vermont
LISINOPRIL 200 164 49 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 196 153 51 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 174 146 35 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 167 134 51 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 138 122 34 5 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136 131* 33 6 17
METFORMIN HCL 110 105* 29 7 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 109 90 28 8 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 107 92 19 9 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 97 78 27 10 7
ATENOLOL 94 89* 19 11 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 91 86* 21 12 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 83* 28 13 6
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84 46 16 14 54
GABAPENTIN 81 59 21 15 13
ADVAIR DISKUS 74 59 13 16 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 72 67* 16 17 9
LORAZEPAM 71 57 20 B 18 18
CRESTOR 68 63* 12 19 41
CYMBALTA 62 <11 <11 20 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58 40 19 21 43
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 32 15 S3 22 14
CELEBREX 53 48* 11 23 95
SERTRALINE HCL 51 46* 13 24 19
SPIRIVA 50 45* 12 25 35
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on May 24, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.