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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,089Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 1006

$988K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 1006

400 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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

14% of this provider’s 400 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 400 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 10,624 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
LISINOPRIL 514 432 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 473 403 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 457 404 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 442 349 4 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 335 296 5 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 246 226 6 8
GABAPENTIN 237 141 7 20
MIRTAZAPINE 231 186 8 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 230 206 9 4
OMEPRAZOLE 218 182 10 9
NAMENDA 204 204 11 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194 164 12 11
METFORMIN HCL 193 107 13 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 187 185 14 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 181 166 15 15
OXYCODONE HCL 172 79 S2 16 54
TRAZODONE HCL 170 130 17 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 163 128 18 5
SERTRALINE HCL 141 55 19 19
KLOR-CON M20 135 107 20 70
GLIPIZIDE 134 101 21 69
CRESTOR 130 110 22 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 126 82 S3 23 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 125 93 24 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123 87 25 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 123 117 25 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 122 106 27 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 120 120 28 29
PROAIR HFA 118 72 29 64
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116 84 30 12
AZITHROMYCIN 110 63 31 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 107 74 32 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 105 89 33 27
PREDNISONE 101 87 34 33
SPIRIVA 98 63 35 48
GLYBURIDE 98 80 R 35 65
CYMBALTA 96 65 37 41
ATENOLOL 92 74 38 13
RISPERIDONE 90 50 39 40
NEXIUM 89 48 40 28
CARVEDILOL 88 84 41 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86 76 42 59
ALLOPURINOL 86 77 42 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85 69 44 38
CLOPIDOGREL 84 78 45 46
ZETIA 83 68 46 51
LANTUS 82 69 47 43
ADVAIR DISKUS 79 56 48 37
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 79 79 48 88
MECLIZINE HCL 77 51 50 137
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 75 38 51 92
PLAVIX 74 67 52 61
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 73 70 53 30
BACLOFEN 73 29 53 95
PAROXETINE HCL 72 59 55 62
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 71 41 56 111
ABILIFY 69 30 57 102
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 50 58 75
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 66 39 59 173
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63 44 S2 60 57
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 57 61 81
DIOVAN 60 52 62 16
JANUVIA 59 51 63 49
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58 53 64 100
MELOXICAM 57 34 65 67
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54 40 66 126
LEVETIRACETAM 52 16 67 72
SYMBICORT 52 35 67 147
SYNTHROID 52 37 67 42
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 30 70 71
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. 2, 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.