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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,647Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 403

$845K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 403

525 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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

10% of this provider’s 525 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 525 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 12,767 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 28%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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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 492 456 1 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 488 466 2 10
FUROSEMIDE 426 394 3 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 411 383 4 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 383 370 5 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 310 304 6 22
OMEPRAZOLE 299 276 7 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 288 273 8 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 282 275 9 4
METFORMIN HCL 267 236 10 8
ATENOLOL 253 239 11 13
LISINOPRIL 252 234 12 1
SERTRALINE HCL 212 189 13 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 212 212 13 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 197 197 15 23
GABAPENTIN 164 143 16 17
RANITIDINE HCL 161 161 17 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 159 157 18 21
LANTUS 156 130 19 54
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 150 147 20 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 148 147 21 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 146 146 22 62
PREDNISONE 145 144 23 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 143 115 24 5
ADVAIR DISKUS 132 119 25 33
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 126 107 26 66
TRAMADOL HCL 121 116 27 28
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 120 120 28 52
SPIRIVA 112 105 29 35
MIRTAZAPINE 106 99 30 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 105 105 31 37
DIGOXIN 97 93 32 56
NAMENDA 95 95 33 41
CARVEDILOL 95 91 33 32
FAMOTIDINE 93 93 35 73
CLOPIDOGREL 93 93 35 55
NEXIUM 92 91 37 18
RISPERIDONE 91 80 38 48
NYSTATIN 91 89 38 162
NOVOLOG 89 86 40 117
ALLOPURINOL 89 89 40 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89 86 40 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87 77 S3 43 15
DIOVAN 81 80 44 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80 78 45 30
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 79 79 46 78
GLIPIZIDE 77 77 47 70
PLAVIX 77 77 47 83
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 76 60 49 221
PAROXETINE HCL 76 76 49 68
NAPROXEN 73 65 51 79
TRAZODONE HCL 72 69 52 25
PROAIR HFA 71 61 53 40
FINASTERIDE 71 70 53 82
IBUPROFEN 68 49 55 93
LIDODERM 68 68 55 74
GENERLAC 67 61 57 154
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 66 66 58 64
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63 59 59 106
TRAVATAN Z 63 63 59 164
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 61 51 61 119
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 58 58 62 120
OLANZAPINE 57 57 63 77
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56 49 64 47
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 52 48 65 173
TIMOLOL MALEATE 52 52 65 256
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52 52 65 102
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51 51 68 26
AGGRENOX 51 51 68 263
LATANOPROST 51 51 68 194
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 Sept. 9, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.