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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,063Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 181 out of 1006

$404K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 324 out of 1006

287 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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

9% of this provider’s 287 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 7,086 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 410 399 1 8
LISINOPRIL 403 346 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 334 328 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 279 231 4 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 208 207 5 7
SIMVASTATIN 206 197 6 1
METFORMIN HCL 186 169 7 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 174 168 8 17
GABAPENTIN 172 151 9 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 150 131 10 5
ATENOLOL 147 138 11 13
OMEPRAZOLE 141 116 12 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 139 115 13 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 128 106 14 4
SERTRALINE HCL 116 84 15 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 107 97 16 59
TRAMADOL HCL 106 101 17 35
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 93 89 18 87
NABUMETONE 91 90 19 243
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 72 20 11
PAROXETINE HCL 88 71 21 62
ADVAIR DISKUS 82 59 22 37
NAMENDA 77 62 23 34
PREDNISONE 76 67 24 33
DIGOXIN 73 73 25 52
GLYBURIDE 70 70 R 26 65
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69 68 27 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68 62 28 29
RANITIDINE HCL 65 53 29 63
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63 61 30 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59 56 31 32
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58 35 R 32 150
MIRTAZAPINE 56 56 33 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54 47 34 55
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 53 51 35 214
DIOVAN 52 51 36 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 50 44 37 24
GLIPIZIDE 50 38 37 69
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50 50 37 27
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 Oct. 26, 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.