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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,687Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 120

$502K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 120

453 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older
48% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Connecticut
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 453 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 60%.

Prescription Price

$88 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $173 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Connecticut
SPIRIVA 373 306 86 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 264 228 46 2 10
ADVAIR DISKUS 217 195 62 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 171 166* 42 4 12
SIMVASTATIN 167 149 40 5 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 162 148 34 6 9
FUROSEMIDE 161 142 36 7 7
PROAIR HFA 154 83 36 8 4
LISINOPRIL 152 131 40 9 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 146 125 34 10 11
METFORMIN HCL 113 91 27 11 20
PREDNISONE 106 101* 71 12 5
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100 95* 30 13 24
LOVASTATIN 91 86* 24 14 77
DIOVAN 91 91 16 14 41
SYMBICORT 89 65 35 16 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 86 81* 22 17 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 86 81* 33 17 34
SERTRALINE HCL 85 67 16 19 39
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 82 77* 21 20 15
KLOR-CON M20 82 82 16 20 65
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81 76* 21 22 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 80 75* 16 23 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 72 59 20 24 57
TRAMADOL HCL 69 53 17 25 44
LORAZEPAM 68 55 20 B 26 36
AZITHROMYCIN 67 62* 55 27 14
CEFUROXIME 65 60* 52 28 102
ATENOLOL 60 55* 15 29 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 <11 <11 S3 30 58
DONEPEZIL HCL 53 <11 <11 31 36
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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.