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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,212Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 1006

$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 1006

817 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%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
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Connecticut
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 817 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 817 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 22,256 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

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 1,497 1,317 1 8
SIMVASTATIN 971 865 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 874 798 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 797 750 4 6
LISINOPRIL 726 644 5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 661 597 6 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 514 504 7 7
OMEPRAZOLE 456 402 8 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 386 298 9 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 348 331 10 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 341 332 11 17
TRAMADOL HCL 315 266 12 35
ATENOLOL 294 261 13 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 290 217 14 14
TRAZODONE HCL 289 287 15 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 287 281 16 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 282 267 17 24
MIRTAZAPINE 280 262 18 26
GABAPENTIN 275 221 19 20
METFORMIN HCL 263 190 20 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 261 242 21 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 243 224 22 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 237 228 23 27
DIOVAN 225 191 24 16
NAMENDA 224 220 25 34
PREDNISONE 219 194 26 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 214 187 27 37
CARVEDILOL 206 185 28 36
RISPERIDONE 205 205 29 40
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 193 180 30 45
DIGOXIN 192 177 31 52
LANTUS 184 162 32 43
CYMBALTA 182 166 33 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 171 143 34 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 166 166 35 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 165 120 36 32
MELOXICAM 159 136 37 67
SERTRALINE HCL 156 153 38 19
AZITHROMYCIN 155 120 39 39
CLOPIDOGREL 153 129 40 46
SPIRIVA 149 136 41 48
SINGULAIR 138 125 42 82
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 137 109 43 29
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 136 103 S3 44 25
SEROQUEL 133 112 45 97
PROAIR HFA 132 97 46 64
PAROXETINE HCL 131 122 47 62
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 123 121 48 73
GLIPIZIDE 122 99 49 69
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 117 117 50 88
ZETIA 116 95 51 51
PLAVIX 116 104 51 61
LEVOFLOXACIN 113 102 53 96
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 113 108 53 22
CRESTOR 110 91 55 18
ALLOPURINOL 107 91 56 31
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 105 92 57 75
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103 97 58 59
METOLAZONE 102 93 59 210
VESICARE 102 91 59 163
HUMALOG 101 92 61 116
LIPITOR 99 73 62 47
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 97 82 63 125
DIOVAN HCT 96 85 64 60
LOVASTATIN 95 79 65 44
TRILIPIX 95 82 65 185
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 93 82 67 126
FENTANYL 91 86 S2 68 74
NEXIUM 91 50 68 28
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 90 85 70 180
FLUOXETINE HCL 88 72 71 85
CEFUROXIME 88 74 71 170
GLYBURIDE 87 82 R 73 65
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87 77 73 55
TRICOR 86 62 75 101
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 85 70 76 123
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 79 77 38
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 82 77 78 83
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 82 71 78 111
JANTOVEN 77 77 80 171
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 76 38 81 130
KLOR-CON M20 75 59 82 70
AMOXICILLIN 74 60 83 156
LEXAPRO 72 70 84 103
CEPHALEXIN 68 57 85 142
BYSTOLIC 68 39 85 84
FINASTERIDE 67 67 87 76
CELEBREX 67 62 87 90
HYDROXYZINE HCL 65 30 R 89 189
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64 53 S2 90 57
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64 64 90 80
LEVETIRACETAM 62 47 92 72
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 41 93 81
BACLOFEN 59 53 94 95
FENOFIBRATE 57 55 95 109
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 57 34 95 136
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57 50 R 95 150
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 56 36 98 149
NOVOLIN R 56 56 98 158
GLIMEPIRIDE 55 50 100 50
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 55 43 100 257
HALOPERIDOL 53 46 102 129
RANITIDINE HCL 53 42 102 63
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 53 53 102 160
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53 37 102 105
OLANZAPINE 52 52 106 68
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51 47 107 92
JANUVIA 51 51 107 49
DILTIAZEM ER 50 46 109 388
LYRICA 50 32 109 115
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50 38 109 93
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 March 26, 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.