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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,874Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 1006

$937K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 1006

658 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

9% of this provider’s 658 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 658 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 12,895 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 827 663 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 626 474 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 568 450 3 6
SIMVASTATIN 567 433 4 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 485 346 5 15
OMEPRAZOLE 450 345 6 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 402 351 7 5
METFORMIN HCL 388 248 8 10
LISINOPRIL 339 271 9 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 336 283 10 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 336 277 10 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 296 252 12 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 294 216 13 22
CRESTOR 255 205 14 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 238 208 15 32
CARVEDILOL 237 174 16 36
ALLOPURINOL 225 197 17 31
TRAMADOL HCL 206 181 18 35
SERTRALINE HCL 205 114 19 19
PREDNISONE 182 145 20 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 182 160 20 8
GLIMEPIRIDE 179 138 22 50
CITALOPRAM HBR 170 135 23 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 166 90 24 14
ATENOLOL 166 154 24 13
HYDRALAZINE HCL 165 134 26 100
NEXIUM 165 117 26 28
DIOVAN 160 138 28 16
GABAPENTIN 156 105 29 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 156 112 S3 29 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 144 135 31 23
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 138 94 32 91
VERAPAMIL ER 136 109 33 116
CLOPIDOGREL 136 134 33 46
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 129 75 S2 35 57
PROAIR HFA 125 88 36 64
BYSTOLIC 122 108 37 84
FAMOTIDINE 117 78 38 110
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114 106 39 81
AZITHROMYCIN 112 93 40 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110 81 41 55
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 107 94 42 29
PLAVIX 106 105 43 61
LIPITOR 103 83 44 47
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 101 71 45 123
SPIRONOLACTONE 93 50 46 71
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 87 79 47 77
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 85 63 48 30
RANITIDINE HCL 82 68 49 63
SPIRIVA 82 70 49 48
CYMBALTA 81 66 51 41
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 79 59 52 135
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78 71 53 59
BENICAR 75 58 54 78
KLOR-CON M20 75 70 54 70
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 72 44 56 130
AMOXICILLIN 71 62 57 156
NAPROXEN 69 30 58 121
CEPHALEXIN 66 42 59 142
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66 57 59 75
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 66 49 59 180
MIRTAZAPINE 66 53 59 26
TRAZODONE HCL 65 18 63 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 62 40 64 17
DIGOXIN 61 33 65 52
COMBIVENT 58 51 66 200
FINASTERIDE 57 54 67 76
GLIPIZIDE XL 56 20 68 175
INSULIN SYRINGE 56 36 68 122
VESICARE 56 52 68 163
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54 54 71 88
AZOR 53 53 72 198
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 53 44 S3 72 139
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.