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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,335Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 1006

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 1006

457 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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 457 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 457 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 13,181 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

$66 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 604 592 1 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 588 518 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 521 477 3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 437 393 4 4
SIMVASTATIN 427 396 5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 424 382 6 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 399 350 7 7
LISINOPRIL 305 239 8 3
METFORMIN HCL 297 208 9 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 293 254 10 32
TRAZODONE HCL 282 266 11 21
MIRTAZAPINE 246 230 12 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 217 207 13 17
RISPERIDONE 198 177 14 40
TRAMADOL HCL 195 169 15 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 193 183 16 24
LIDODERM 185 169 17 66
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 179 144 18 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 177 149 19 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 176 153 20 45
SERTRALINE HCL 171 124 21 19
GABAPENTIN 165 99 22 20
ATENOLOL 157 131 23 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 152 148 24 30
LANTUS 151 129 25 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 146 139 26 27
PREDNISONE 139 131 27 33
NAMENDA 135 122 28 34
CARVEDILOL 125 125 29 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122 84 30 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 116 93 31 15
SPIRONOLACTONE 113 94 32 71
ADVAIR DISKUS 106 80 33 37
DIGOXIN 106 93 33 52
CLOPIDOGREL 104 99 35 46
DIOVAN 101 101 36 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99 92 37 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 97 97 38 23
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 92 81 39 80
OLANZAPINE 89 80 40 68
SPIRIVA 89 87 40 48
FAMOTIDINE 85 76 42 110
CRESTOR 81 56 43 18
JANUVIA 81 66 43 49
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80 74 45 75
NEXIUM 78 42 46 28
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78 51 S3 46 25
TRAVATAN Z 78 70 46 131
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76 76 49 59
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 76 66 R 49 106
CYMBALTA 71 46 51 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70 66 52 55
OXYCODONE HCL 68 32 S2 53 54
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 68 68 53 73
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65 36 S2 55 57
NYSTATIN 65 55 55 191
SEROQUEL 63 55 57 97
GLYBURIDE 63 63 R 57 65
NOVOLIN N 62 59 59 224
FENTANYL 59 59 S2 60 74
GENERLAC 58 50 61 140
GLIPIZIDE 58 51 61 69
NOVOLOG 58 55 61 94
PLAVIX 57 51 64 61
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56 56 65 88
HYDRALAZINE HCL 56 51 65 100
CLOZAPINE 56 56 65 107
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56 52 65 14
PAROXETINE HCL 54 54 69 62
LEVETIRACETAM 54 24 69 72
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 53 47 71 127
RANITIDINE HCL 52 40 72 63
LIPITOR 52 40 72 47
AZITHROMYCIN 51 42 74 39
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 51 24 74 134
FINASTERIDE 51 51 74 76
VANCOMYCIN HCL 50 50 77 231
LEVOFLOXACIN 50 48 77 96
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.