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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,937Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 1006

$1.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 1006

755 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

6% of this provider’s 755 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 755 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 17,778 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% 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

29 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 1,120 966 1 1
LISINOPRIL 663 534 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 655 524 3 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 628 508 4 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 621 529 5 4
FUROSEMIDE 619 547 6 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 617 533 7 7
METFORMIN HCL 513 383 8 10
OMEPRAZOLE 482 379 9 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 388 286 10 5
NAMENDA 346 345 11 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 337 337 12 17
MIRTAZAPINE 324 314 13 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 280 241 14 11
GABAPENTIN 258 185 15 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 233 223 16 12
NEXIUM 232 135 17 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 230 220 18 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 229 192 19 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 215 207 20 22
DIOVAN 207 168 21 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 205 153 22 14
CRESTOR 194 163 23 18
ATENOLOL 183 104 24 13
TRAZODONE HCL 182 180 25 21
CLOPIDOGREL 172 154 26 46
RISPERIDONE 170 158 27 40
TRAMADOL HCL 170 125 27 35
AZITHROMYCIN 168 134 29 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 167 104 30 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 162 146 31 32
LIDODERM 154 145 32 66
SPIRIVA 154 124 32 48
ACTOS 153 137 34 89
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 149 135 35 15
PROAIR HFA 143 69 36 64
CYMBALTA 138 114 37 41
OLANZAPINE 136 99 38 68
CITALOPRAM HBR 135 110 39 24
PLAVIX 133 118 40 61
ZETIA 132 114 41 51
FENTANYL 129 103 S2 42 74
LANTUS 126 93 43 43
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 125 98 44 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 124 78 45 37
BYSTOLIC 124 105 45 84
LIPITOR 122 100 47 47
KLOR-CON M20 121 105 48 70
MELOXICAM 121 121 48 67
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114 91 50 23
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 104 104 51 80
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 102 92 S2 52 57
LOVASTATIN 97 96 53 44
ALLOPURINOL 96 91 54 31
PREDNISONE 94 75 55 33
FLUOXETINE HCL 93 72 56 85
SINGULAIR 92 40 57 82
GLYBURIDE 92 92 R 57 65
DIOVAN HCT 91 91 59 60
JANUVIA 87 73 60 49
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86 59 61 75
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 86 74 61 92
VERAPAMIL ER 85 72 63 116
OXYCODONE HCL 83 33 S2 64 54
LEXAPRO 81 76 65 103
SERTRALINE HCL 80 75 66 19
BUSPIRONE HCL 79 52 67 229
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 77 62 68 123
SYNTHROID 77 77 68 42
CARVEDILOL 73 68 70 36
FINASTERIDE 73 73 70 76
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 72 49 72 88
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 71 64 73 53
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 70 70 S3 74 244
IBUPROFEN 70 33 74 114
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 69 51 76 77
HYDRALAZINE HCL 69 61 76 100
LEVOFLOXACIN 68 51 78 96
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 68 36 78 127
PAROXETINE HCL 67 67 80 62
ONGLYZA 66 53 81 230
SYMBICORT 65 55 82 147
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 64 56 R 83 223
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 64 30 83 269
AMIODARONE HCL 63 52 85 168
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 47 S3 86 25
SEROQUEL 61 41 87 97
RANITIDINE HCL 61 52 87 63
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61 52 87 59
VYTORIN 61 56 87 145
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 59 91 38
LANSOPRAZOLE 58 47 92 141
CELEBREX 58 55 92 90
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 58 46 92 58
GLIPIZIDE ER 58 43 92 108
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57 27 96 135
LYRICA 56 45 97 115
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54 24 98 125
DIGOXIN 54 43 98 52
PROPRANOLOL HCL 52 0 100 167
LEVETIRACETAM 52 40 100 72
CEPHALEXIN 51 43 102 142
BACLOFEN 50 11 103 95
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 April 25, 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.