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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,208Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 29

$1.88M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 29

256 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
41%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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

86% of this provider’s 256 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 29%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 256 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 1,684 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

41% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$360 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $135 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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
OXYCODONE HCL 719 179 S2 1 1
OXYCONTIN 673 226 S2 2 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 362 142 S3 3 2
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 324 131 S2 4 6
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 312 141 S2 5 7
METHADONE HCL 216 27 S2 6 13
FENTANYL 164 78 S2 7 8
GABAPENTIN 155 80 8 3
MORPHINE SULFATE 149 39 S2 9 34
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 148 36 S2 10 16
OPANA ER 128 40 S2 11 36
FENTANYL CITRATE 116 0 S2 10 12 45
AMITIZA 92 32 13 51
EXALGO 79 17 S2 14 56
LIDODERM 79 44 14 21
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 77 11 R 16 24
ENDOCET 77 40 S2 16 41
CARISOPRODOL 63 28 R 18 20
PERCOCET 63 28 S2 10 18 62
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61 23 20 43
OXYMORPHONE HCL 58 12 S2 21 65
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58 18 R 21 65
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 16 S2 23 14
KADIAN 52 22 S2 24 70
LYRICA 51 0 25 37
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 July 8, 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.