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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,286Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 1006

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 1006

555 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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

6% of this provider’s 555 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 555 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 11,070 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 712 333 1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 676 499 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 602 412 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 530 401 4 6
METFORMIN HCL 438 196 5 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 427 278 6 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 425 257 7 2
OMEPRAZOLE 402 249 8 9
NEXIUM 379 132 9 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 298 245 10 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 270 158 11 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 261 110 S3 12 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 241 124 13 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 228 117 14 50
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 223 115 15 5
DIOVAN 204 152 16 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 201 201 17 17
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 188 75 S3 18 139
PROAIR HFA 185 72 19 64
PREDNISONE 184 144 20 33
GABAPENTIN 179 94 21 20
CRESTOR 175 133 22 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 173 111 23 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 171 130 24 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 169 136 25 23
TRAZODONE HCL 166 97 26 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 165 93 27 15
CLOPIDOGREL 160 95 28 46
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 152 87 29 133
LANTUS 151 52 30 43
IBUPROFEN 147 42 31 114
CARVEDILOL 145 117 32 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 143 114 33 27
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 131 27 R 34 113
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 128 81 35 45
RISPERIDONE 127 85 36 40
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 121 81 37 111
LEVETIRACETAM 118 95 38 72
ATENOLOL 116 68 39 13
RANITIDINE HCL 114 53 40 63
MIRTAZAPINE 110 82 41 26
PLAVIX 109 68 42 61
TRAMADOL HCL 105 45 43 35
SINGULAIR 105 28 43 82
JANUVIA 104 62 45 49
NAMENDA 103 103 46 34
VENTOLIN HFA 101 22 47 161
TRAVATAN Z 100 100 48 131
INSULIN SYRINGE 96 33 49 122
AMOXICILLIN 95 50 50 156
CITALOPRAM HBR 93 60 51 24
SERTRALINE HCL 92 39 52 19
ADVAIR DISKUS 88 53 53 37
SURE COMFORT 87 42 54 264
LYRICA 87 16 54 115
NAPROXEN 83 24 56 121
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 83 64 56 83
LIDODERM 82 46 58 66
AZITHROMYCIN 81 27 59 39
ABILIFY 79 66 60 102
LIPITOR 79 59 60 47
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 37 S2 62 57
CYMBALTA 77 50 62 41
HYDROCORTISONE 76 26 64 260
FAMOTIDINE 74 36 65 110
PAROXETINE HCL 73 28 66 62
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72 52 67 29
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72 40 67 75
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71 38 69 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 71 53 69 22
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 71 63 69 160
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 45 72 38
LEVEMIR 67 56 73 195
DIOVAN HCT 65 53 74 60
PEN NEEDLE 64 29 75 128
MECLIZINE HCL 64 26 75 137
ACTOS 63 53 77 89
HYDROXYZINE HCL 63 12 R 77 189
OLANZAPINE 61 37 79 68
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60 0 80 125
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 58 58 81 53
SPIRIVA 58 54 81 48
BENICAR 55 20 83 78
QUINAPRIL HCL 53 39 84 86
SYMBICORT 53 0 84 147
HUMALOG 51 0 86 116
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 51 49 R 86 106
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 51 14 86 173
LABETALOL HCL 50 37 89 164
LACTULOSE 50 38 89 104
FEXOFENADINE HCL 50 14 89 388
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 8, 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.