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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,990Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 1024

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 1024

763 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

11% of this provider’s 763 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 763 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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
LISINOPRIL 824 680 138 1 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 808 808 49 2 8
FUROSEMIDE 786 662 116 3 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 591 506 94 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 554 478 89 5 2
SIMVASTATIN 552 420 97 6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 466 450 77 7 3
OMEPRAZOLE 449 382 71 8 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 441 382 73 9 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 406 343 57 10 30
ALPRAZOLAM 338 280 77 B 11 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 337 288 75 S3 12 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 273 247 41 13 14
NAMENDA 256 256 24 14 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 236 212 40 15 12
METFORMIN HCL 235 139 45 16 10
GLIPIZIDE 216 176 31 17 66
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 213 166 43 18 19
CYMBALTA 211 164 19 19 35
LORAZEPAM 209 188 51 B 20 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 205 200* 29 21 25
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 204 101 31 S2 22 61
DIOVAN 203 167 20 23 21
TRAZODONE HCL 200 195* 41 24 22
PREDNISONE 190 169 82 25 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189 147 45 26 11
GABAPENTIN 185 144 31 27 18
ATENOLOL 183 161 27 28 13
KLOR-CON M20 179 133 38 29 70
SERTRALINE HCL 177 150 29 30 23
ADVAIR DISKUS 173 128 42 31 41
ALLOPURINOL 172 142 26 32 34
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 168 85 22 33 46
SPIRIVA 168 102 29 33 47
CITALOPRAM HBR 164 146 28 35 37
MIRTAZAPINE 158 153* 24 36 31
NEXIUM 154 132 32 37 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 150 115 41 38 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 133 92 20 39 39
LYRICA 131 79 16 40 100
RISPERIDONE 129 87 19 A 41 48
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 118 103 19 42 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 116 111* 20 A 43 44
CLONAZEPAM 116 80 23 B 43 57
FINASTERIDE 116 91 15 43 76
TAMSULOSIN HCL 112 88 23 46 24
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 100 95* 22 47 110
GEMFIBROZIL 100 45 13 47 170
CLOPIDOGREL 93 67 24 49 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 91 61 14 50 59
CARVEDILOL 91 79 16 50 40
PAROXETINE HCL 90 73 17 52 72
CELEBREX 89 84* 16 53 87
GLYBURIDE 88 47 19 R 54 84
TRAMADOL HCL 87 70 27 55 36
OXYCONTIN 86 <11 <11 S2 56 102
ROPINIROLE HCL 85 <11 <11 57 132
CARISOPRODOL 84 17 16 R 58 192
PROAIR HFA 83 43 40 59 56
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82 77* 57 60 78
ZETIA 80 75* 13 61 52
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 79 74* 11 62 93
LEVETIRACETAM 79 74* 11 62 75
MELOXICAM 78 65 14 64 62
LIDODERM 76 64 22 65 69
COLCRYS 75 <11 <11 66 131
CRESTOR 71 66* 15 67 20
OLANZAPINE 70 <11 <11 A 68 73
DIGOX 70 65* 11 68 81
VESICARE 68 <11 <11 70 107
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 66 48 14 71 133
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 64 59* 13 72 158
NOVOLIN R 61 39 11 73 175
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60 60 13 74 108
FENTANYL 59 35 19 S2 75 99
SYNTHROID 58 53* 12 76 43
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 54 43 41 77 111
OXYCODONE HCL 54 11 12 S2 77 55
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 53 11 79 92
AMOXICILLIN 52 37 42 80 135
DILTIAZEM HCL 52 <11 <11 80 250
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50 <11 <11 82 172
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.