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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Surgery

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,422Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 25

$366K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 25

164 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

15% of this provider’s 164 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 27%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 5,592 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 20%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 6.


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
MIRTAZAPINE 302 225 1 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 197 186 2 6
TRAZODONE HCL 197 171 2 6
FUROSEMIDE 190 190 4 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 187 187 5 4
SIMVASTATIN 184 157 6 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 181 169 7 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 159 158 8 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 157 156 9 13
OMEPRAZOLE 152 136 10 14
NAMENDA 141 110 11 15
LIDODERM 104 103 12 19
LISINOPRIL 101 92 13 21
SERTRALINE HCL 97 97 14 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 87 78 15 24
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 83 54 16 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 81 54 17 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 76 63 18 28
OLANZAPINE 68 59 19 31
ATENOLOL 66 66 20 32
RISPERIDONE 62 48 21 34
CLOPIDOGREL 57 57 22 5
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 57 25 R 22 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 56 50 24 36
GENERLAC 52 52 25 38
NYSTATIN 51 47 26 40
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 Jan. 28, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.