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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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53,688Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 1006

$3.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 1006

977 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%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

15% of this provider’s 977 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 977 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 41,087 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 29%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

55 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 1,922 1,509 1 8
FUROSEMIDE 1,872 1,559 2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,712 1,304 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,703 1,382 4 1
TRAZODONE HCL 1,562 1,314 10 5 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,528 1,286 6 7
LISINOPRIL 1,475 1,178 7 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,374 1,188 8 4
MIRTAZAPINE 1,240 1,158 9 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,205 1,136 10 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,168 847 11 45
OMEPRAZOLE 1,125 891 12 9
RISPERIDONE 1,067 876 13 40
SERTRALINE HCL 904 706 14 19
NAMENDA 800 729 15 34
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 799 522 16 53
GABAPENTIN 703 474 17 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 670 589 18 27
OLANZAPINE 654 434 19 68
METFORMIN HCL 652 474 20 10
LANTUS 631 465 21 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 618 530 22 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 573 483 23 30
ABILIFY 508 269 24 102
TAMSULOSIN HCL 486 449 25 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 477 335 26 5
CYMBALTA 431 310 27 41
CLOPIDOGREL 418 317 28 46
SEROQUEL 415 295 29 97
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 397 319 30 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 386 324 31 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 379 182 32 127
ADVAIR DISKUS 371 273 33 37
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 363 249 R 34 106
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 360 314 35 73
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 319 305 36 80
LEVETIRACETAM 307 170 37 72
CLOZAPINE 301 116 38 107
CARVEDILOL 287 236 39 36
PREDNISONE 287 236 39 33
KLOR-CON M20 285 226 41 70
TRAMADOL HCL 283 246 42 35
DIGOXIN 276 259 43 52
FINASTERIDE 272 255 44 76
NOVOLIN R 271 173 45 158
PLAVIX 265 215 46 61
LIDODERM 264 231 47 66
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 257 194 48 92
BACLOFEN 253 90 49 95
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 251 219 50 15
ATENOLOL 249 219 51 13
SPIRIVA 248 150 52 48
EXELON 248 213 52 99
HALOPERIDOL 246 175 54 129
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 237 177 55 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 235 196 56 11
NOVOLOG 228 164 57 94
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 224 167 58 22
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 224 101 S2 58 57
LEXAPRO 224 185 58 103
ALLOPURINOL 223 210 61 31
DIOVAN 220 205 62 16
TRAVATAN Z 197 191 63 131
FENOFIBRATE 197 117 63 109
HYDRALAZINE HCL 186 140 65 100
FLUOXETINE HCL 183 101 66 85
PERPHENAZINE 178 73 67 211
AZITHROMYCIN 176 153 68 39
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 175 109 69 155
GLIPIZIDE 175 163 69 69
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 175 148 69 135
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 172 158 72 59
LACTULOSE 169 129 73 104
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 167 125 74 88
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 165 110 75 14
BUPROPION HCL SR 162 90 76 174
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 156 126 77 149
LAMOTRIGINE 155 90 78 119
PAROXETINE HCL 155 119 78 62
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 154 120 S3 80 25
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 150 123 81 118
RANITIDINE HCL 143 123 82 63
LEVEMIR 141 91 83 195
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 138 73 84 105
CARBAMAZEPINE 134 49 85 124
FENTANYL 134 91 S2 85 74
GLIMEPIRIDE 134 123 85 50
SANTYL 133 101 88 215
CEPHALEXIN 132 98 89 142
NYSTOP 131 104 90 194
ZETIA 126 103 91 51
OXCARBAZEPINE 125 31 92 199
OLANZAPINE ODT 124 99 93 196
AMIODARONE HCL 123 112 94 168
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 121 72 95 134
SPIRONOLACTONE 121 89 95 71
LITHIUM CARBONATE 120 56 97 187
OXYCODONE HCL 117 66 S2 98 54
IBUPROFEN 115 55 99 114
ROPINIROLE HCL 114 111 100 154
LATANOPROST 114 105 100 192
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 113 74 102 55
TIMOLOL MALEATE 112 102 103 261
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 111 91 104 234
GLYBURIDE 110 98 R 105 65
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 109 97 106 160
NOVOLIN N 103 73 107 224
BUSPIRONE HCL 103 45 107 229
NITROFURANTOIN 100 81 109 205
LYRICA 99 58 110 115
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 97 85 111 245
VANCOMYCIN HCL 96 93 112 231
NEXIUM 94 66 113 28
PROPRANOLOL HCL 94 48 113 167
MELOXICAM 94 63 113 67
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 93 74 116 75
GENERLAC 93 63 116 140
JANUVIA 92 64 118 49
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 91 59 119 111
HYDROXYZINE HCL 89 70 R 120 189
GLIPIZIDE ER 88 40 121 108
TRANSDERM-SCOP 87 48 122 227
SINGULAIR 87 70 122 82
TIZANIDINE HCL 86 19 124 179
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 85 17 S2 125 153
MUPIROCIN 84 53 126 255
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 83 70 127 180
ENULOSE 82 48 128 201
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 79 46 129 136
RENVELA 79 69 129 228
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 78 77 131 83
HUMALOG 78 52 131 116
LEVOFLOXACIN 77 66 133 96
FAMOTIDINE 75 63 134 110
ACTOS 74 57 135 89
TOPIRAMATE 73 28 136 162
VALPROIC ACID 73 44 136 221
KLOR-CON M10 72 56 138 216
EVISTA 71 59 139 169
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 71 0 139 269
AMITIZA 70 43 141 181
CLONIDINE HCL 69 56 142 165
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 68 68 143 331
RESTASIS 67 67 144 296
NYSTATIN 67 55 144 191
ERYTHROMYCIN 66 56 146 280
LOVASTATIN 66 66 146 44
NOVOLIN 70-30 65 63 148 280
GLUCAGEN 64 38 149 297
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 62 39 150 130
VENLAFAXINE HCL 61 45 151 249
BUDEPRION XL 61 19 151 347
MECLIZINE HCL 61 51 151 137
GEMFIBROZIL 61 37 151 159
RISPERIDONE ODT 59 48 155 351
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 59 59 155 310
BUPROPION HCL 59 20 155 351
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58 41 158 125
DILANTIN 58 42 158 220
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57 18 R 160 113
SEROQUEL XR 57 42 160 239
BUDESONIDE 56 44 162 245
DETROL LA 54 35 163 219
ACTONEL 51 39 164 152
VENTOLIN HFA 51 29 164 161
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 51 45 164 173
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 51 12 164 294
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 Aug. 19, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.