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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,797Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 251 out of 1006

$570K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 176 out of 1006

397 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 5,549 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

39% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$84 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 331 295 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 286 206 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 244 202 3 6
CARVEDILOL 189 164 4 36
OMEPRAZOLE 174 131 5 9
DIOVAN 168 141 6 16
DIOVAN HCT 152 134 7 60
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 145 123 8 5
SINGULAIR 142 123 9 82
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 133 121 10 7
METFORMIN HCL 129 118 11 10
LISINOPRIL 129 106 11 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 109 69 13 12
JANUVIA 103 100 14 49
NEXIUM 96 56 15 28
CRESTOR 95 91 16 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91 89 17 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 89 65 18 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 86 75 19 8
ALLOPURINOL 80 76 20 31
LIPITOR 76 65 21 47
JANUMET 73 52 22 151
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 40 23 38
BENICAR HCT 65 42 23 120
COLCRYS 65 57 23 186
GABAPENTIN 65 41 23 20
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64 58 27 125
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 64 61 27 77
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60 58 29 59
ADVAIR DISKUS 60 47 29 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 53 46 31 30
TRAMADOL HCL 51 37 32 35
BENICAR 50 50 33 78
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 Oct. 10, 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.