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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,857Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 403

$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 403

390 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 390 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 390 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 21,287 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

64 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,490 1,400 1 12
FUROSEMIDE 992 858 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 800 694 3 3
LISINOPRIL 707 611 4 1
SIMVASTATIN 674 590 5 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 648 637 6 10
TRAZODONE HCL 633 550 7 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 558 510 8 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 540 505 9 23
SERTRALINE HCL 531 491 10 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 466 431 11 4
RISPERIDONE 373 340 12 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 366 338 13 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 364 309 14 11
NAMENDA 344 332 15 41
CITALOPRAM HBR 334 274 16 22
OXYCODONE HCL 323 155 S2 17 39
OMEPRAZOLE 320 284 18 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 308 232 S3 19 15
MIRTAZAPINE 307 290 20 38
GABAPENTIN 299 223 21 17
ATENOLOL 284 260 22 13
LANTUS 264 193 23 54
METFORMIN HCL 255 219 24 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 254 230 25 52
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 248 225 26 62
TAMSULOSIN HCL 240 231 27 27
CYMBALTA 230 217 28 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 229 203 29 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 221 181 30 5
LEVOFLOXACIN 207 182 31 99
LEVETIRACETAM 200 119 32 118
ABILIFY 193 143 33 134
CLOZAPINE 191 11 34 128
DIGOXIN 187 187 35 56
LEXAPRO 185 164 36 136
LIDODERM 182 160 37 74
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 164 117 38 64
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 162 145 39 119
CLOPIDOGREL 156 151 40 55
PREDNISONE 155 126 41 34
CARVEDILOL 152 119 42 32
BACLOFEN 152 88 42 110
NOVOLOG 148 113 44 117
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147 134 45 6
RANITIDINE HCL 146 103 46 46
OLANZAPINE 143 129 47 77
SPIRIVA 131 116 48 35
OXYCONTIN 130 86 S2 49 63
DIOVAN 128 116 50 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124 101 51 16
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 124 93 S2 51 45
MELOXICAM 120 103 53 58
PLAVIX 112 97 54 83
ADVAIR DISKUS 108 89 55 33
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 105 88 56 106
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 105 93 56 78
FINASTERIDE 101 100 58 82
FENTANYL 95 82 S2 59 71
PAROXETINE HCL 94 86 60 68
NYSTOP 89 83 61 186
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 88 72 62 120
HYDRALAZINE HCL 87 87 63 115
GLIPIZIDE 85 85 64 70
FLUOXETINE HCL 84 57 65 57
ALLOPURINOL 83 79 66 31
NYSTATIN 81 77 67 162
SEROQUEL 80 75 68 148
CLONIDINE HCL 78 56 69 127
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 78 74 69 14
MORPHINE SULFATE 77 70 S2 71 171
EXELON 76 76 72 114
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75 63 73 47
FAMOTIDINE 75 64 73 73
CEPHALEXIN 73 62 75 133
JANUVIA 73 73 75 44
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 70 69 77 149
NITROFURANTOIN 68 61 78 183
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67 67 79 26
TRAVATAN Z 64 63 80 164
METOLAZONE 61 52 81 191
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61 55 81 66
TRAMADOL HCL 59 39 83 28
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 59 41 S2 83 150
LYRICA 58 45 85 116
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 58 54 85 243
SINGULAIR 56 51 87 65
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 56 49 87 111
DETROL LA 54 49 89 174
VALPROIC ACID 52 0 90 256
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 51 44 91 183
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51 51 91 102
DILTIAZEM HCL 50 42 93 272
MIDODRINE HCL 50 50 93 272
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 May 20, 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.