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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,451Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 1006

$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 1006

675 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%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
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Connecticut
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 675 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 675 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 20,268 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% 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

33 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 1,360 1,310 1 8
SIMVASTATIN 975 885 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 784 698 3 6
TRAZODONE HCL 684 623 4 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 662 624 5 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 643 613 6 7
OMEPRAZOLE 599 519 7 9
MIRTAZAPINE 469 436 8 26
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 456 428 9 2
LISINOPRIL 450 396 10 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 309 295 11 5
GABAPENTIN 307 261 12 20
RISPERIDONE 302 226 13 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 292 292 14 17
LANTUS 287 274 15 43
DIOVAN 262 253 16 16
METFORMIN HCL 259 236 17 10
CYMBALTA 258 246 18 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 245 233 19 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 237 207 20 14
RAMIPRIL 229 218 21 79
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 223 175 22 53
CITALOPRAM HBR 220 217 23 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 217 206 24 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 205 199 25 30
CARVEDILOL 203 181 26 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 203 182 26 12
HYDRALAZINE HCL 195 191 28 100
TRAMADOL HCL 194 188 29 35
NAMENDA 192 163 30 34
SERTRALINE HCL 191 143 31 19
PREDNISONE 183 164 32 33
OLANZAPINE 176 163 33 68
ATENOLOL 176 171 33 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 171 165 35 45
LEVETIRACETAM 164 112 36 72
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 159 130 37 91
CRESTOR 151 146 38 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148 124 39 11
CLOPIDOGREL 142 128 40 46
HUMALOG 133 112 41 116
RANITIDINE HCL 132 129 42 63
DIGOXIN 129 123 43 52
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 126 111 44 73
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 125 115 45 75
FENTANYL 124 116 S2 46 74
COLCRYS 120 118 47 186
PLAVIX 109 101 48 61
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 108 95 49 88
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 107 107 50 80
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 104 99 51 15
ADVAIR DISKUS 102 81 52 37
MELOXICAM 102 76 52 67
LIDODERM 97 90 54 66
AZITHROMYCIN 97 87 54 39
FINASTERIDE 94 94 56 76
OXYCODONE HCL 94 85 S2 56 54
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94 93 56 32
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 88 85 S3 59 139
LAMOTRIGINE 88 84 59 119
OXCARBAZEPINE 84 59 61 199
GLIMEPIRIDE 83 83 62 50
NOVOLIN R 82 75 63 158
ABILIFY 75 58 64 102
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 75 71 64 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 74 74 66 77
OLANZAPINE ODT 72 67 67 196
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 72 68 67 87
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69 60 69 55
LEXAPRO 68 65 70 103
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 67 56 71 123
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66 57 72 59
PAROXETINE HCL 66 64 72 62
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63 62 74 126
DEXTROSE WITH SODIUM CHLORIDE 63 62 74 289
GLIPIZIDE 62 62 76 69
SPIRONOLACTONE 60 59 77 71
NOVOLOG 60 59 77 94
SPIRIVA 59 54 79 48
LEVEMIR 59 47 79 195
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 59 53 S2 79 153
DILTIAZEM HCL 57 47 82 242
EXELON 56 54 83 99
BACLOFEN 55 44 84 95
CLOZAPINE 54 0 85 107
NEXIUM 54 54 85 28
GENERLAC 53 44 87 140
ROPINIROLE HCL 53 53 87 154
ALLOPURINOL 51 50 89 31
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51 43 89 149
GLYBURIDE 50 50 R 91 65
CLONIDINE HCL 50 50 91 165
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 Nov. 10, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.