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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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53,150Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 1006

$3.71M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 1006

1,186 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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

18% of this provider’s 1,186 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 1,186 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 39,997 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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 2,036 1,528 1 8
FUROSEMIDE 1,901 1,545 2 6
SIMVASTATIN 1,619 1,291 3 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,382 1,161 4 7
LISINOPRIL 1,315 1,057 5 3
TRAZODONE HCL 1,308 1,061 6 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,176 978 7 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,160 902 8 4
RISPERIDONE 862 577 9 40
MIRTAZAPINE 847 742 10 26
GABAPENTIN 843 554 11 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 821 711 12 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 745 570 13 30
OMEPRAZOLE 728 553 14 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 706 667 15 17
LANTUS 699 468 16 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 601 511 17 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 589 445 18 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 559 378 19 53
CITALOPRAM HBR 547 460 20 24
SERTRALINE HCL 532 361 21 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 522 449 22 45
METFORMIN HCL 491 333 23 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 470 376 24 23
OLANZAPINE 457 349 25 68
ADVAIR DISKUS 457 305 25 37
BACLOFEN 429 195 27 95
CYMBALTA 428 298 28 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 410 263 29 14
TRAMADOL HCL 409 296 30 35
CLOPIDOGREL 407 345 31 46
NAMENDA 385 370 32 34
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 374 257 33 73
ATENOLOL 361 250 34 13
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 347 172 S2 35 57
CARVEDILOL 347 290 35 36
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 346 317 37 80
NOVOLOG 346 201 37 94
PREDNISONE 341 276 39 33
ABILIFY 325 196 40 102
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 319 251 41 29
CARBAMAZEPINE 307 167 42 124
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 305 260 43 11
PLAVIX 305 255 43 61
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 302 267 45 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 293 215 46 32
NEXIUM 282 203 47 28
LEVETIRACETAM 276 170 48 72
LIDODERM 265 192 49 66
DIGOXIN 262 262 50 52
SPIRIVA 256 205 51 48
LACTULOSE 254 174 52 104
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 244 191 53 149
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 242 185 54 92
SPIRONOLACTONE 239 191 55 71
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 237 62 S2 56 153
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 233 137 S3 57 25
LEXAPRO 227 204 58 103
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 219 149 59 118
EXELON 218 191 60 99
SEROQUEL 208 182 61 97
ALLOPURINOL 196 140 62 31
AGGRENOX 195 160 63 203
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 191 155 64 88
GLIPIZIDE 191 167 64 69
FENTANYL 189 157 S2 66 74
OXYCODONE HCL 187 100 S2 67 54
GLIMEPIRIDE 180 130 68 50
SINGULAIR 175 123 69 82
NITROFURANTOIN 169 119 70 205
CLOZAPINE 164 98 71 107
NOVOLIN R 161 124 72 158
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 161 104 72 155
SANTYL 160 129 74 215
FLUOXETINE HCL 160 103 74 85
RANITIDINE HCL 155 130 76 63
FINASTERIDE 155 134 76 76
CRESTOR 155 112 76 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 151 120 79 15
KLOR-CON M20 151 139 79 70
AZITHROMYCIN 144 123 81 39
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 141 70 R 82 106
ACTOS 140 123 83 89
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 140 110 83 111
CEPHALEXIN 139 120 85 142
TOPIRAMATE 138 86 86 162
HYDRALAZINE HCL 131 76 87 100
LEVOFLOXACIN 129 112 88 96
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 128 124 89 160
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 126 55 90 197
VESICARE 125 86 91 163
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 125 52 91 136
AMIODARONE HCL 125 103 91 168
LAMOTRIGINE 123 45 94 119
AMITIZA 122 105 95 181
FAMOTIDINE 121 85 96 110
PROCRIT 119 101 97 258
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 117 113 98 87
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 116 79 99 234
DIOVAN 114 106 100 16
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 114 39 R 100 113
LIPITOR 112 88 102 47
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 111 66 103 127
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 110 29 104 105
CARISOPRODOL 110 39 R 104 172
LEVEMIR 109 86 106 195
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 105 70 107 125
IBUPROFEN 104 56 108 114
TRAVATAN Z 104 90 108 131
MELOXICAM 103 69 110 67
HUMALOG 102 71 111 116
HEPARIN SODIUM 102 54 111 266
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 101 48 113 214
MEGESTROL ACETATE 101 94 R 113 315
MUPIROCIN 99 59 115 255
PAROXETINE HCL 99 57 115 62
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 98 61 117 123
TRANSDERM-SCOP 98 69 117 227
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 97 62 119 134
TAMIFLU 97 79 119 236
ZETIA 96 62 121 51
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 93 90 122 190
RENVELA 93 62 122 228
GEMFIBROZIL 93 52 122 159
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 92 77 125 75
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 92 69 125 58
DETROL LA 92 66 125 219
VYTORIN 92 73 125 145
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 91 74 129 91
NYSTOP 91 67 129 194
HALOPERIDOL 91 67 129 129
BUMETANIDE 90 70 132 204
ROPINIROLE HCL 88 61 133 154
LATANOPROST 87 76 134 192
GLYBURIDE 87 75 R 134 65
DEXTROSE WITH SODIUM CHLORIDE 87 84 134 289
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 86 67 137 180
OXCARBAZEPINE 86 62 137 199
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 83 48 139 130
JANUVIA 83 32 139 49
VERAPAMIL ER 82 82 141 116
NYSTATIN 82 64 141 191
CLONIDINE 82 15 141 292
ACTONEL 80 54 144 152
LYRICA 80 62 144 115
NOVOLIN N 80 73 144 224
CELEBREX 79 61 147 90
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 79 72 147 22
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 79 73 147 173
DILTIAZEM HCL 78 76 150 242
TIZANIDINE HCL 78 40 150 179
DILANTIN 77 67 152 220
VALPROIC ACID 77 56 152 221
BUPROPION HCL SR 77 64 152 174
CALCIUM ACETATE 77 49 152 324
TRICOR 75 44 156 101
MIDODRINE HCL 74 59 157 326
PHENYTOIN 74 43 157 294
SENSIPAR 73 54 159 254
PROAIR HFA 73 32 159 64
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 73 20 S2 159 142
BUPROPION XL 70 63 162 177
MEGACE ES 70 62 R 162 329
OXYCONTIN 70 32 S2 162 98
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 69 61 165 257
VANCOMYCIN HCL 69 52 165 231
MECLIZINE HCL 68 51 167 137
FENOFIBRATE 68 44 167 109
CALCITRIOL 67 54 169 237
VENTOLIN HFA 66 47 170 161
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 65 44 171 303
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63 43 172 55
TRILIPIX 63 60 172 185
LANSOPRAZOLE 62 38 174 141
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62 62 174 83
HYDROXYZINE HCL 61 52 R 176 189
KLOR-CON M10 59 43 177 216
AVODART 59 58 177 209
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 59 47 R 177 223
GENERLAC 58 37 180 140
SYMBICORT 57 39 181 147
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57 51 181 135
LOVASTATIN 57 41 181 44
ERYTHROMYCIN 56 50 184 280
DICYCLOMINE HCL 55 41 185 297
GALANTAMINE HBR 53 53 186 233
VENLAFAXINE HCL 52 24 187 249
ONDANSETRON HCL 52 16 187 378
OLANZAPINE ODT 50 46 189 196
ENULOSE 50 34 189 201
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 Aug. 19, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.