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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,991Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 1006

$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 1006

599 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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 Average for
this specialty
in Connecticut
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 599 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 599 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 13,205 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$84 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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
FUROSEMIDE 525 431 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 419 408 2 2
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 396 240 S2 3 57
WARFARIN SODIUM 360 350 4 8
SIMVASTATIN 355 286 5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 355 309 5 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 313 293 7 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 280 246 8 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 270 258 9 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 263 228 10 12
ATENOLOL 261 219 11 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 257 216 12 32
LISINOPRIL 255 250 13 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 244 154 S3 14 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 224 208 15 27
BENAZEPRIL HCL 217 191 16 112
OMEPRAZOLE 202 183 17 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 186 164 18 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 180 153 19 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 179 137 20 14
TRAZODONE HCL 169 145 21 21
TRAMADOL HCL 162 152 22 35
GABAPENTIN 153 118 23 20
OXYCONTIN 150 62 S2 24 98
DONEPEZIL HCL 143 141 25 17
METFORMIN HCL 142 115 26 10
SERTRALINE HCL 140 110 27 19
FENTANYL 140 70 S2 27 74
MIRTAZAPINE 136 123 29 26
PREDNISONE 134 104 30 33
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 127 121 31 45
NAMENDA 123 123 32 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 121 113 33 71
AZITHROMYCIN 119 98 34 39
ROPINIROLE HCL 99 70 35 154
GENERLAC 99 98 35 140
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 98 76 37 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 97 71 38 85
RISPERIDONE 96 84 39 40
MELOXICAM 95 70 40 67
GLIPIZIDE ER 94 75 41 108
CITALOPRAM HBR 93 56 42 24
ALLOPURINOL 90 70 43 31
CYMBALTA 87 73 44 41
CARISOPRODOL 87 20 R 44 172
NEXIUM 86 73 46 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 81 68 47 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 80 80 48 22
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 76 62 49 111
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 74 39 S2 50 153
VERAPAMIL ER 71 54 51 116
ZETIA 69 54 52 51
CARVEDILOL 68 52 53 36
METOLAZONE 68 65 53 210
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67 54 55 55
PEN NEEDLE 67 58 55 128
LEVOFLOXACIN 65 57 57 96
RESTASIS 64 64 58 296
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63 63 59 80
DIGOXIN 62 62 60 52
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 61 61 61 92
PLAVIX 61 57 61 61
DIOVAN 61 51 61 16
ENULOSE 60 60 64 201
FINASTERIDE 58 58 65 76
CLOPIDOGREL 57 55 66 46
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56 49 67 93
NAPROXEN 56 56 67 121
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56 51 67 29
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 55 40 70 155
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 54 41 71 130
FLUCONAZOLE 54 45 71 287
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 53 38 73 173
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52 52 74 134
LANSOPRAZOLE 52 43 74 141
SINGULAIR 51 36 76 82
LEXAPRO 50 47 77 103
CEPHALEXIN 50 37 77 142
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50 42 77 118
LACTULOSE 50 39 77 104
FRAGMIN 50 50 77 388
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.