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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,946Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 54

$953K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 54

543 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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
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this specialty
in Connecticut
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 543 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 543 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 12,403 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 26.


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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Connecticut
OMEPRAZOLE 602 443 1 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 546 452 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 537 483 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 499 432 4 3
LISINOPRIL 414 389 5 6
SIMVASTATIN 408 333 6 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 372 155 S3 7 39
METFORMIN HCL 326 249 8 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 301 219 9 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 278 264 10 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 274 206 11 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 270 228 12 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 247 232 13 7
ATENOLOL 246 222 14 24
LOVASTATIN 246 223 14 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 225 159 16 25
ALLOPURINOL 201 177 17 52
MELOXICAM 199 167 18 81
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 174 151 19 88
NEXIUM 173 138 20 45
PROAIR HFA 165 84 21 103
GABAPENTIN 156 106 22 16
DIOVAN 139 120 23 29
MECLIZINE HCL 135 101 24 92
JANUVIA 135 114 24 85
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 133 101 26 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 133 116 26 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 129 129 28 8
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127 104 29 89
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124 107 30 20
RANITIDINE HCL 124 80 30 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 124 111 30 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 120 101 33 22
ADVAIR DISKUS 120 90 33 42
CRESTOR 116 77 35 61
GLIMEPIRIDE 111 73 36 100
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 110 97 37 41
PLAVIX 107 93 38 59
SERTRALINE HCL 106 80 39 12
SINGULAIR 106 66 39 99
AZITHROMYCIN 102 90 41 65
CARVEDILOL 101 89 42 36
COLCRYS 99 82 43 110
CLOPIDOGREL 97 82 44 38
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 96 78 45 85
MIRTAZAPINE 91 71 46 11
PREDNISONE 91 76 46 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88 65 48 31
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 86 29 49 105
VERAPAMIL ER 84 84 50 87
CEPHALEXIN 84 72 50 79
SYNTHROID 80 69 52 78
CYMBALTA 78 40 53 26
CELEBREX 77 74 54 137
SPIRIVA 76 50 55 51
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 75 65 56 139
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74 53 57 18
GLIPIZIDE 73 73 58 47
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 45 S2 59 98
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 70 37 59 21
LIPITOR 69 65 61 95
TRAMADOL HCL 67 26 62 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 66 63 147
METFORMIN HCL ER 63 63 64 82
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 63 50 64 151
KLOR-CON M20 62 61 66 68
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61 61 67 33
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60 42 68 155
PAROXETINE HCL 58 51 69 69
TRAZODONE HCL 58 45 69 10
GLYBURIDE 57 45 R 71 71
SYMBICORT 55 38 72 167
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55 26 R 72 167
METRONIDAZOLE 55 41 72 167
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54 44 75 96
DIGOXIN 51 45 76 40
SUCRALFATE 50 50 77 182
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 50 77 90
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 March 15, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.