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Prescriber Checkup

JEFFREY ROBBINS MD

80 SEYMOUR STREET HARTFORD HOSPITAL MEDICINE DEPT

Hartford | Connecticut | 06102

(860) 545-2876

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,940Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 54 out of 1006

$749K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 94 out of 1006

249 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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

23% of this provider’s 249 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 249 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 11,214 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

52 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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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
WARFARIN SODIUM 718 632 1 8
FUROSEMIDE 609 539 2 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 515 481 3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 438 413 4 4
SIMVASTATIN 385 317 5 1
TRAZODONE HCL 339 309 6 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 334 286 7 2
MIRTAZAPINE 281 280 8 26
LISINOPRIL 274 255 9 3
OMEPRAZOLE 267 241 10 9
DIOVAN 244 196 11 16
GABAPENTIN 219 185 12 20
SERTRALINE HCL 211 134 13 19
RISPERIDONE 202 130 14 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 197 184 15 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 182 165 16 30
NAMENDA 174 174 17 34
CYMBALTA 171 134 18 41
PREDNISONE 166 152 19 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 160 137 20 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 157 145 21 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 150 150 22 17
LANTUS 148 142 23 43
CARVEDILOL 147 142 24 36
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 145 126 25 73
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 132 107 26 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 128 95 27 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 120 109 28 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 116 93 29 37
DIGOXIN 109 109 30 52
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 107 69 31 53
TAMIFLU 103 91 32 236
ATENOLOL 100 100 33 13
SPIRIVA 99 88 34 48
FENTANYL 95 86 S2 35 74
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94 94 36 22
LIDODERM 93 77 37 66
TRAMADOL HCL 85 83 38 35
CLOPIDOGREL 83 65 39 46
METFORMIN HCL 83 57 39 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82 78 41 14
EXELON 79 79 42 99
GLIPIZIDE 74 60 43 69
TRAVATAN Z 73 73 44 131
LEVOFLOXACIN 71 64 45 96
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 70 70 46 80
CLOZAPINE 70 70 46 107
FINASTERIDE 69 57 48 76
HUMALOG 69 62 48 116
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 68 45 50 127
LOVASTATIN 68 56 50 44
NOVOLOG 66 64 52 94
PAROXETINE HCL 63 39 53 62
TIZANIDINE HCL 63 51 53 179
LATANOPROST 62 59 55 192
OXYCODONE HCL 59 54 S2 56 54
LEXAPRO 59 56 56 103
OLANZAPINE 58 58 58 68
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 40 59 11
BACLOFEN 56 28 60 95
TIMOLOL MALEATE 55 55 61 261
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 Oct. 21, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.