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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,745Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 1006

$1.71M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 1006

597 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 597 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 597 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 14,693 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$91 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 916 898 1 8
OXYCODONE HCL 637 100 S2 2 54
FUROSEMIDE 493 451 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 489 428 4 2
MIRTAZAPINE 369 331 5 26
NAMENDA 366 366 6 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 364 362 7 17
LISINOPRIL 343 308 8 3
SIMVASTATIN 316 298 9 1
OMEPRAZOLE 305 278 10 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 277 254 11 27
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 277 224 S3 11 25
OXYCONTIN 274 37 S2 13 98
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 259 223 14 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 257 238 15 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 254 212 16 24
SERTRALINE HCL 253 230 17 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 221 197 18 4
METHADONE HCL 204 0 S2 19 208
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 197 0 S2 20 142
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 185 156 21 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 180 175 22 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 179 101 23 14
GABAPENTIN 176 135 24 20
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 175 172 25 73
FENTANYL 175 78 S2 25 74
ATENOLOL 173 142 27 13
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 159 154 28 80
PREDNISONE 154 122 29 33
CARVEDILOL 152 131 30 36
LIDODERM 148 142 31 66
LANTUS 143 123 32 43
DIOVAN 133 123 33 16
NEXIUM 129 81 34 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 125 119 35 30
EXELON 124 124 36 99
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 122 83 S2 37 57
METFORMIN HCL 119 92 38 10
CYMBALTA 119 101 38 41
PAROXETINE HCL 116 103 40 62
LACTULOSE 108 84 41 104
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 105 99 42 53
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 95 43 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102 93 43 12
TRAZODONE HCL 100 85 45 21
TIZANIDINE HCL 95 60 46 179
BACLOFEN 93 34 47 95
AMOXICILLIN 91 75 48 156
RISPERIDONE 88 88 49 40
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 88 82 49 45
CLOPIDOGREL 88 85 49 46
PROAIR HFA 86 31 52 64
RANITIDINE HCL 85 75 53 63
VOLTAREN 83 75 54 251
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82 81 55 29
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 81 0 S2 56 138
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79 58 57 32
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 78 73 58 88
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76 63 59 75
TRAMADOL HCL 75 74 60 35
HUMALOG 75 68 60 116
CARISOPRODOL 74 36 R 62 172
CRESTOR 72 64 63 18
KLOR-CON M20 71 58 64 70
PLAVIX 70 68 65 61
SPIRIVA 68 59 66 48
BUPROPION XL 66 35 67 177
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64 58 68 55
KETOCONAZOLE 63 51 69 206
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 62 60 70 257
LEXAPRO 61 52 71 103
SPIRONOLACTONE 60 54 72 71
TERAZOSIN HCL 59 59 73 178
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58 42 74 118
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58 15 R 74 113
ADVAIR DISKUS 58 40 74 37
SINGULAIR 57 47 77 82
GENERLAC 57 42 77 140
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 42 77 38
DOXEPIN HCL 57 30 77 359
FLOVENT DISKUS 55 53 81 363
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52 49 82 135
APIDRA 52 52 82 378
AMIODARONE HCL 51 49 84 168
OPANA ER 51 0 S2 84 383
AVODART 50 47 86 209
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.