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Prescriber Checkup

ABISOLA AFOLALU M.D.

687 CAMPBELL AVENUE WEST HAVEN MEDICAL GROUP, LLC

West haven | Connecticut | 06516

(203) 932-6481

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,465Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 160 out of 1006

$508K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 218 out of 1006

312 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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

6% of this provider’s 312 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

1% of this provider’s 7,207 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 464 402 1 8
FUROSEMIDE 373 332 2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 309 303 3 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 262 227 4 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 252 252 5 17
MIRTAZAPINE 237 228 6 26
TRAZODONE HCL 232 202 7 21
LISINOPRIL 197 157 8 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 187 156 9 2
SIMVASTATIN 174 157 10 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 170 148 11 5
METFORMIN HCL 147 116 12 10
OMEPRAZOLE 141 115 13 9
GABAPENTIN 139 108 14 20
SERTRALINE HCL 128 90 15 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 127 119 16 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 118 106 17 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 116 107 18 30
NAMENDA 110 109 19 34
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 96 89 20 73
PREDNISONE 85 70 21 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 82 70 22 53
OLANZAPINE 82 82 22 68
JANUVIA 75 75 24 49
RISPERIDONE 68 63 25 40
RANITIDINE HCL 67 49 26 63
CYMBALTA 66 61 27 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 66 45 27 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65 65 29 45
LEVETIRACETAM 64 24 30 72
TAMSULOSIN HCL 63 58 31 23
SPIRONOLACTONE 63 36 31 71
CITALOPRAM HBR 60 60 33 24
ADVAIR DISKUS 60 47 33 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58 44 35 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 53 53 36 22
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.