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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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47,668Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 1006

$3.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 1006

1,031 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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

13% of this provider’s 1,031 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 1,031 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 32,594 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

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 2,197 1,849 1 8
SIMVASTATIN 1,544 1,220 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,389 1,124 3 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,318 1,070 4 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,204 901 5 2
LISINOPRIL 1,104 844 6 3
OMEPRAZOLE 1,101 731 7 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,021 823 8 4
MIRTAZAPINE 928 806 9 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 806 749 10 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 766 573 11 5
TRAZODONE HCL 748 560 12 21
RISPERIDONE 742 497 13 40
METFORMIN HCL 699 528 14 10
NAMENDA 692 658 15 34
GABAPENTIN 626 375 16 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 512 346 17 23
LEVETIRACETAM 508 272 18 72
CITALOPRAM HBR 497 444 19 24
CLOZAPINE 494 161 20 107
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 492 223 21 53
SERTRALINE HCL 489 337 22 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 410 288 23 45
LIDODERM 403 340 24 66
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 397 258 25 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 388 302 26 27
OLANZAPINE 369 256 27 68
OXYCODONE HCL 341 139 S2 28 54
CARVEDILOL 336 256 29 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 326 229 30 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 319 246 31 12
LANTUS 302 211 32 43
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 298 156 S3 33 25
BACLOFEN 297 166 34 95
CLOPIDOGREL 293 252 35 46
CYMBALTA 286 179 36 41
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 275 86 37 136
LAMOTRIGINE 275 62 37 119
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 264 206 39 22
DIOVAN 257 218 40 16
ATENOLOL 250 192 41 13
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 248 72 R 42 106
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 244 190 43 30
DIGOXIN 238 225 44 52
CARBAMAZEPINE 237 16 45 124
NEXIUM 226 75 46 28
AZITHROMYCIN 225 116 47 39
HALOPERIDOL 222 91 48 129
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 221 100 49 134
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 219 189 50 73
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 211 154 51 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 211 57 51 127
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 211 84 51 91
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 207 172 54 111
MELOXICAM 199 132 55 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 197 147 56 37
ALLOPURINOL 196 170 57 31
PLAVIX 195 170 58 61
HYDRALAZINE HCL 191 106 59 100
NOVOLIN R 186 128 60 158
SPIRIVA 185 127 61 48
VALPROIC ACID 184 83 62 221
FAMOTIDINE 183 147 63 110
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 182 163 64 80
ABILIFY 180 95 65 102
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 177 114 S2 66 57
EXELON 174 174 67 99
FENTANYL 169 145 S2 68 74
TOPIRAMATE 166 24 69 162
PROPRANOLOL HCL 164 114 70 167
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 163 109 71 29
LACTULOSE 163 96 71 104
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 162 68 73 92
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 161 63 74 15
TRAMADOL HCL 157 109 75 35
OXYCONTIN 154 51 S2 76 98
JANUVIA 153 145 77 49
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 153 46 77 105
RANITIDINE HCL 152 119 79 63
PROMETHAZINE HCL 150 63 R 80 240
SANTYL 146 117 81 215
LYRICA 143 56 82 115
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 141 106 83 75
FLUOXETINE HCL 139 77 84 85
SEROQUEL 135 66 85 97
PAROXETINE HCL 133 95 86 62
CRESTOR 130 118 87 18
PREDNISONE 128 104 88 33
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 128 73 88 130
TIZANIDINE HCL 125 17 90 179
CLONIDINE HCL 125 47 90 165
LITHIUM CARBONATE 124 48 92 187
CEPHALEXIN 124 74 92 142
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 120 114 94 59
VIMOVO 120 85 10 94 303
FINASTERIDE 119 97 96 76
BENICAR 119 87 96 78
TRANSDERM-SCOP 118 78 10 98 227
LEXAPRO 117 85 99 103
ACTOS 117 61 99 89
HUMALOG 116 84 101 116
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115 72 102 55
AMOXICILLIN 114 54 103 156
GLIMEPIRIDE 113 100 104 50
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 110 68 105 123
AMITIZA 110 42 105 181
LIPITOR 109 64 107 47
KETOCONAZOLE 103 43 108 206
TRAVATAN Z 102 93 109 131
SINGULAIR 102 45 109 82
GLIPIZIDE 101 80 111 69
SPIRONOLACTONE 101 48 111 71
GENERLAC 100 40 113 140
DILANTIN 98 17 114 220
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 96 81 115 149
MOMETASONE FUROATE 95 49 116 261
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 93 20 S3 117 244
AVELOX 91 71 118 284
CELEBREX 91 60 118 90
BUSPIRONE HCL 91 43 118 229
ENULOSE 90 40 121 201
COLCRYS 90 64 121 186
AGGRENOX 87 74 123 203
OXCARBAZEPINE 85 0 124 199
GLYBURIDE 84 52 R 125 65
LABETALOL HCL 83 39 126 164
LANSOPRAZOLE 80 40 127 141
BUPROPION XL 79 65 128 177
AMIODARONE HCL 79 67 128 168
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75 32 130 125
FENOFIBRATE 74 50 131 109
VESICARE 74 40 131 163
NYSTOP 74 47 131 194
KLOR-CON M20 74 60 131 70
OLANZAPINE ODT 74 68 131 196
GLIPIZIDE ER 74 74 131 108
DETROL LA 73 31 137 219
RENVELA 71 41 138 228
MECLIZINE HCL 71 68 138 137
ZETIA 70 39 140 51
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 69 69 141 245
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 68 47 142 126
NAPROXEN SODIUM 66 0 143 335
VENTOLIN HFA 65 32 144 161
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 62 40 R 145 113
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62 36 R 145 150
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 62 58 145 88
LATANOPROST 62 44 145 192
MUPIROCIN 62 50 145 255
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 61 0 S2 150 138
PHENYTOIN 61 41 150 294
NOVOLOG 59 42 152 94
NYSTATIN 59 50 152 191
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 58 50 154 355
RAMIPRIL 57 46 155 79
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56 39 156 118
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 56 28 R 156 223
TERAZOSIN HCL 56 34 156 178
IBUPROFEN 56 19 156 114
DILTIAZEM HCL 56 56 156 242
ENDOCET 56 20 S2 156 248
DIOVAN HCT 55 45 162 60
SENSIPAR 54 26 163 254
LEVOCARNITINE 54 0 163 369
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54 40 163 93
INSULIN SYRINGE 53 19 166 122
TOBRAMYCIN 53 35 166 372
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 March 13, 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.