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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,355Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 1006

$2.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 1006

923 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%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
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this specialty
in Connecticut
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 923 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 923 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 25,786 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,272 1,055 1 8
FUROSEMIDE 1,228 1,055 2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 1,108 936 3 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,041 960 4 2
SIMVASTATIN 795 706 5 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 606 474 6 30
TRAZODONE HCL 574 479 7 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 538 533 8 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 518 454 9 4
MIRTAZAPINE 501 483 10 26
LISINOPRIL 500 440 11 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 466 370 12 7
GABAPENTIN 464 320 13 20
CARVEDILOL 426 390 14 36
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 418 347 15 5
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 401 382 16 27
CRESTOR 372 326 17 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 368 342 18 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 332 325 19 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 305 237 S3 20 25
TRAMADOL HCL 298 240 21 35
METFORMIN HCL ER 295 252 22 56
NAMENDA 282 282 23 34
PREDNISONE 281 237 24 33
GLIMEPIRIDE 273 224 25 50
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 270 215 26 14
LANTUS 257 215 27 43
METFORMIN HCL 255 178 28 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 252 195 29 32
ATENOLOL 248 230 30 13
CYMBALTA 226 169 31 41
SINGULAIR 219 190 32 82
NEXIUM 217 143 33 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215 198 34 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 215 167 34 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 209 190 36 59
ADVAIR DISKUS 204 145 37 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 186 160 38 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 183 163 39 22
SERTRALINE HCL 182 138 40 19
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 180 151 41 73
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 176 152 42 45
SPIRIVA 176 156 42 48
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 174 141 44 125
LIDODERM 173 142 45 66
CLOPIDOGREL 171 141 46 46
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 167 134 47 58
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 166 145 48 53
RISPERIDONE 164 109 49 40
LEVETIRACETAM 154 95 50 72
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150 142 51 81
DIOVAN 149 145 52 16
BACLOFEN 149 37 52 95
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 149 106 52 134
PAROXETINE HCL 141 114 55 62
JANUVIA 139 108 56 49
NOVOLOG 138 122 57 94
SPIRONOLACTONE 136 77 58 71
LACTULOSE 133 44 59 104
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 133 88 59 29
ROPINIROLE HCL 132 124 61 154
AZITHROMYCIN 132 109 61 39
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 128 114 63 92
LEXAPRO 128 119 63 103
ALLOPURINOL 126 122 65 31
METOLAZONE 126 117 65 210
ZETIA 125 125 67 51
TERAZOSIN HCL 122 109 68 178
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116 103 69 55
LYRICA 115 61 70 115
FLUOXETINE HCL 115 77 70 85
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 112 95 R 72 150
PLAVIX 111 97 73 61
LEVOFLOXACIN 110 88 74 96
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 106 106 75 88
FENTANYL 105 94 S2 76 74
PROAIR HFA 104 82 77 64
OLANZAPINE 99 99 78 68
BYSTOLIC 97 82 79 84
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 96 68 80 105
LANSOPRAZOLE 94 88 81 141
JANUMET 90 70 82 151
EXELON 89 88 83 99
VICTOZA 2-PAK 88 62 84 318
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 87 86 85 80
PRIMIDONE 86 71 86 319
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85 36 S2 87 57
CARBAMAZEPINE 85 38 87 124
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 65 89 11
CARAFATE 84 26 89 275
DIGOXIN 83 80 91 52
TOPIRAMATE 83 21 91 162
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 80 54 93 214
GEMFIBROZIL 79 77 94 159
TIZANIDINE HCL 78 40 95 179
FINASTERIDE 78 78 95 76
KLOR-CON M20 76 65 97 70
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75 67 98 75
SEROQUEL 75 66 98 97
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 72 65 100 180
PROCRIT 70 12 101 258
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 70 70 101 197
SYMBICORT 68 56 103 147
PROPRANOLOL HCL 68 68 103 167
LIPITOR 67 45 105 47
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 66 30 106 279
LAMOTRIGINE 65 41 107 119
AMIODARONE HCL 65 62 107 168
OXYCODONE HCL 65 41 S2 107 54
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 65 37 107 293
GLIPIZIDE 64 64 111 69
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 64 51 111 87
MELOXICAM 64 63 111 67
NYSTOP 63 52 114 194
TRANSDERM-SCOP 61 49 115 227
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 61 57 115 213
SYNTHROID 60 48 117 42
PEN NEEDLE 58 51 118 128
COMBIVENT 58 47 118 200
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 56 50 120 283
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 15 S2 121 138
NITROFURANTOIN 54 47 121 205
PRADAXA 53 53 123 241
BUPROPION XL 53 43 123 177
TRICOR 52 34 125 101
METRONIDAZOLE 52 38 125 314
BUPROPION HCL SR 52 49 125 174
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52 47 125 77
KLOR-CON M10 51 29 129 216
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 51 38 129 111
CELEBREX 50 36 131 90
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 50 37 R 131 106
FAMOTIDINE 50 48 131 110
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 50 40 131 130
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 Jan. 12, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.