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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,947Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 1006

$1.6M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 1006

1,097 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

8% of this provider’s 1,097 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 1,097 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 19,979 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% 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

21 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
SIMVASTATIN 951 835 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 804 732 2 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 737 718 3 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 715 663 4 7
LISINOPRIL 649 565 5 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 649 568 5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 568 538 7 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 505 458 8 5
MIRTAZAPINE 428 397 9 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 389 356 10 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 384 309 11 14
OMEPRAZOLE 343 323 12 9
GABAPENTIN 343 287 12 20
NAMENDA 329 310 14 34
METFORMIN HCL 314 280 15 10
SERTRALINE HCL 309 262 16 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 282 240 17 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 280 255 18 12
LANTUS 267 211 19 43
TRAZODONE HCL 263 228 20 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 260 246 21 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 260 257 21 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 256 229 23 11
RISPERIDONE 254 206 24 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 209 190 25 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 205 166 26 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 198 176 27 30
ALLOPURINOL 198 181 27 31
DIOVAN 192 176 29 16
NEXIUM 191 152 30 28
TRAMADOL HCL 182 161 31 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 182 174 31 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 175 122 S3 33 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 167 161 34 29
ATENOLOL 156 140 35 13
CLOPIDOGREL 151 135 36 46
LIDODERM 146 141 37 66
AZITHROMYCIN 143 112 38 39
SEROQUEL 133 130 39 97
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 124 87 S2 40 57
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 122 90 41 53
GLIPIZIDE 114 114 42 69
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 112 100 43 75
SPIRIVA 110 110 44 48
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 110 78 44 80
CARVEDILOL 108 103 46 36
KLOR-CON M20 107 106 47 70
PLAVIX 106 93 48 61
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 104 94 49 105
OLANZAPINE 104 86 49 68
LEVOFLOXACIN 104 98 49 96
HUMALOG 103 79 52 116
RANITIDINE HCL 101 78 53 63
CRESTOR 98 66 54 18
OXYCONTIN 93 24 S2 55 98
CYMBALTA 91 64 56 41
PREDNISONE 90 86 57 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 90 83 57 37
OXYCODONE HCL 89 63 S2 59 54
LACTULOSE 88 77 60 104
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88 74 60 59
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 87 87 62 73
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 86 63 63 58
SINGULAIR 86 72 63 82
FENTANYL 84 77 S2 65 74
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 84 61 65 234
METFORMIN HCL ER 83 81 67 56
ZETIA 82 43 68 51
SYNTHROID 80 75 69 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 79 79 70 85
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 78 78 71 88
FLUOCINONIDE 76 69 72 291
LIPITOR 76 76 72 47
LOVASTATIN 75 67 74 44
BACLOFEN 74 42 75 95
PAROXETINE HCL 73 48 76 62
VOLTAREN 70 60 77 251
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 67 64 78 87
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66 49 R 79 150
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 65 59 80 130
DEXILANT 63 44 81 142
BUPROPION HCL SR 63 61 81 174
HYDRALAZINE HCL 60 60 83 100
NOVOLOG 59 48 84 94
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 57 50 85 111
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 52 86 38
GLIMEPIRIDE 55 51 87 50
VENLAFAXINE HCL 55 53 87 249
EXELON 55 55 87 99
DIOVAN HCT 54 45 90 60
CLOZAPINE 52 26 91 107
FINASTERIDE 52 47 91 76
CEFTRIAXONE 51 49 93 383
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51 37 93 55
NOVOLIN R 50 45 95 158
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 31, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.