ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

14,427Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 1006

$874K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 60 out of 1006

582 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 582 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 582 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 11,048 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


Another View

This chart shows a different comparison of all providers in this specialty based on their mix of drugs and volume. Providers are grouped by similarity; those least like their peers are farthest to the right. Hover over the bars to see names of other prescribers.

← Prescribers more like their peers Prescribers less like their peers →
KEY: How to read this
chart

Fewer Prescribers
More Prescribers

This Prescriber
Hover to see more prescribers

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


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
LISINOPRIL 588 446 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 495 456 2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 471 397 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 461 265 4 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 451 428 5 8
METFORMIN HCL 383 250 6 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 371 354 7 4
SIMVASTATIN 365 284 8 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 283 252 9 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 265 175 10 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 249 185 11 7
LOVASTATIN 242 133 12 44
ATENOLOL 219 192 13 13
SERTRALINE HCL 201 139 14 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 201 162 14 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189 149 16 11
ADVAIR DISKUS 168 105 17 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 164 129 18 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 156 146 19 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 153 118 20 23
TRAZODONE HCL 149 122 21 21
NEXIUM 143 101 22 28
GABAPENTIN 139 73 23 20
NAPROXEN 136 100 24 121
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 133 104 25 32
TRAMADOL HCL 120 95 26 35
RISPERIDONE 115 61 27 40
NAMENDA 113 92 28 34
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 113 94 28 45
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 111 59 S2 30 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 107 105 31 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 105 104 32 30
LANTUS 104 102 33 43
MIRTAZAPINE 104 99 33 26
CLOPIDOGREL 102 92 35 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100 71 36 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 92 61 37 53
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 92 85 37 27
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89 45 S3 39 25
PREDNISONE 84 81 40 33
ALLOPURINOL 84 60 40 31
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 82 27 S2 42 138
CYMBALTA 81 81 43 41
FINASTERIDE 81 56 43 76
OXYCODONE HCL 77 53 S2 45 54
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 70 46 38
PROAIR HFA 70 44 47 64
DIGOXIN 69 67 48 52
LIDODERM 69 64 48 66
CELEBREX 68 58 50 90
LEVETIRACETAM 67 40 51 72
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 65 57 52 135
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64 39 53 105
DIOVAN 64 58 53 16
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64 60 53 80
RANITIDINE HCL 64 38 53 63
SPIRIVA 61 55 57 48
OLANZAPINE 60 59 58 68
FENTANYL 60 52 S2 58 74
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59 26 60 55
CEPHALEXIN 59 56 60 142
LIPITOR 56 29 62 47
JANUVIA 55 30 63 49
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 54 38 64 123
OXYCONTIN 54 15 S2 64 98
TRAVATAN Z 54 40 64 131
PAROXETINE HCL 53 41 67 62
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52 46 S2 68 142
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 52 51 68 73
PLAVIX 52 51 68 61
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 51 0 71 136
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 50 72 83
SPIRONOLACTONE 50 46 72 71
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50 50 72 59
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

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 Aug. 8, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.