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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,738Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 54

$981K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 54

563 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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

5% of this provider’s 563 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 563 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 15,065 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 26.


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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 795 794 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 688 647 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 558 500 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 538 499 4 5
LISINOPRIL 517 459 5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 417 401 6 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 415 401 7 7
OMEPRAZOLE 362 322 8 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 280 183 S3 9 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 277 261 10 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 270 270 11 8
METFORMIN HCL 252 241 12 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 241 233 13 14
MIRTAZAPINE 237 212 14 11
GABAPENTIN 223 203 15 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 219 214 16 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 219 219 16 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 216 207 18 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 204 203 19 18
SERTRALINE HCL 196 174 20 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 184 163 21 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 183 174 22 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 164 121 23 35
GLIPIZIDE 162 150 24 47
DIOVAN 159 146 25 29
CYMBALTA 158 147 26 26
GLYBURIDE 153 136 R 27 71
TAMSULOSIN HCL 150 146 28 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 140 140 29 21
RISPERIDONE 140 112 29 23
CLOPIDOGREL 131 119 31 38
CARVEDILOL 130 123 32 36
ATENOLOL 129 118 33 24
LANTUS 124 108 34 30
TRAZODONE HCL 111 111 35 10
VERAPAMIL ER 107 107 36 87
FAMOTIDINE 100 94 37 55
MELOXICAM 97 84 38 81
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94 86 39 31
ALLOPURINOL 90 86 40 52
AMOXICILLIN 89 77 41 134
LEVETIRACETAM 88 72 42 46
PLAVIX 88 78 42 59
NEXIUM 87 87 44 45
GENERLAC 84 66 45 83
OLANZAPINE 84 73 45 43
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 84 79 45 90
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 84 84 45 33
RANITIDINE HCL 82 82 49 50
LABETALOL HCL 78 66 50 115
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77 72 51 96
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 77 71 51 88
GLIPIZIDE XL 75 52 53 139
HALOPERIDOL 74 74 54 141
ABILIFY 74 74 54 80
GLIPIZIDE ER 73 57 56 101
NAPROXEN 68 46 57 144
NAMENDA 68 65 57 13
KLOR-CON M20 66 66 59 68
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 65 65 60 49
LEXAPRO 64 59 61 60
TRAVATAN Z 63 63 62 71
NOVOLOG 61 61 63 66
LACTULOSE 61 55 63 70
PAROXETINE HCL 60 59 65 69
LIDODERM 59 58 66 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58 53 67 41
DIGOXIN 57 57 68 40
TRAMADOL HCL 57 52 68 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 55 52 70 48
PREDNISONE 54 53 71 34
ACTONEL 54 54 71 171
MECLIZINE HCL 54 52 71 92
SPIRIVA 52 40 74 51
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50 50 75 62
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 May 31, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.