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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,112Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 1006

$1.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 1006

804 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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

3% of this provider’s 804 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 804 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 22,467 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$62 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 1,132 1,059 1 8
SIMVASTATIN 1,028 975 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,012 933 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 932 859 4 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 784 728 5 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 704 638 6 7
LISINOPRIL 684 598 7 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 496 434 8 5
OMEPRAZOLE 479 443 9 9
TRAZODONE HCL 402 304 10 21
METFORMIN HCL 391 344 11 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 367 322 12 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 337 323 13 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 332 308 14 11
ATENOLOL 328 316 15 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 305 276 16 30
LANTUS 299 241 17 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 297 285 18 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 294 293 19 23
GABAPENTIN 241 214 20 20
MIRTAZAPINE 240 221 21 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 238 220 22 29
DIOVAN 233 206 23 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 232 196 S3 24 25
SERTRALINE HCL 225 218 25 19
DIGOXIN 225 215 25 52
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 224 184 27 27
CARVEDILOL 221 207 28 36
FAMOTIDINE 220 193 29 110
RISPERIDONE 217 167 30 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 205 172 31 15
ALLOPURINOL 191 171 32 31
NAMENDA 188 188 33 34
SYNTHROID 181 174 34 42
ACTOS 180 173 35 89
CLOPIDOGREL 158 137 36 46
GLYBURIDE 153 141 R 37 65
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 151 138 38 53
CRESTOR 146 130 39 18
KLOR-CON M20 144 141 40 70
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140 117 41 22
SEROQUEL 140 127 41 97
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 140 130 41 12
QUINAPRIL HCL 139 138 44 86
NEXIUM 134 110 45 28
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 133 132 46 83
CITALOPRAM HBR 133 117 46 24
JANUVIA 128 101 48 49
PREDNISONE 126 87 49 33
CYMBALTA 120 91 50 41
LEVETIRACETAM 120 103 50 72
TRAMADOL HCL 119 94 52 35
ADVAIR DISKUS 118 118 53 37
BENICAR 118 108 53 78
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 106 106 55 80
PAROXETINE HCL 106 105 55 62
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 105 83 57 111
PLAVIX 104 95 58 61
SPIRONOLACTONE 103 68 59 71
NOVOLOG 103 82 59 94
DIOVAN HCT 101 100 61 60
LIPITOR 97 97 62 47
VERAPAMIL ER 96 96 63 116
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 95 89 64 58
NAPROXEN 94 79 65 121
FINASTERIDE 94 94 65 76
FLUOXETINE HCL 92 69 67 85
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 89 89 68 88
AZITHROMYCIN 88 86 69 39
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 87 73 70 91
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 87 67 70 92
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 86 77 72 73
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85 67 73 75
ONGLYZA 80 78 74 230
LACTULOSE 80 57 74 104
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80 80 74 59
LOVASTATIN 78 75 77 44
HYDRALAZINE HCL 78 78 77 100
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 74 79 38
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 76 76 80 160
TRAVATAN Z 76 76 80 131
OLANZAPINE 75 47 82 68
LEXAPRO 75 56 82 103
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 74 68 84 155
EXELON 72 60 85 99
NOVOLIN R 68 48 86 158
BACLOFEN 66 15 87 95
LIDODERM 66 50 87 66
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65 64 89 32
GLIPIZIDE 64 63 90 69
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63 51 91 126
RANITIDINE HCL 61 52 92 63
DETROL LA 60 60 93 219
TERAZOSIN HCL 58 58 94 178
GLIPIZIDE XL 55 55 95 175
LABETALOL HCL 55 55 95 164
AGGRENOX 54 54 97 203
ZETIA 52 52 98 51
VESICARE 51 51 99 163
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50 35 100 167
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.