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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,490Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 58 out of 1024

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 51 out of 1024

630 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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

6% of this provider’s 630 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 630 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 771 548 120 1 2
LISINOPRIL 525 470 101 2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 462 353 99 3 1
SIMVASTATIN 445 322 81 4 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 415 368 54 5 8
FUROSEMIDE 378 351 80 6 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 370 277 64 7 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 304 264 66 8 3
OMEPRAZOLE 279 172 59 9 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 210 155 39 10 14
ALLOPURINOL 209 157 35 11 34
ALPRAZOLAM 205 131 36 B 12 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 203 175 55 13 29
CRESTOR 199 94 34 14 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 194 86 35 S3 15 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 188 183* 30 16 25
JANUVIA 185 146 29 17 45
PREDNISONE 167 134 68 18 38
ATENOLOL 165 136 34 19 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 161 142 40 20 7
METFORMIN HCL ER 161 113 26 20 58
NEXIUM 157 50 22 22 33
METFORMIN HCL 156 132 31 23 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 151 129 39 24 16
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 141 93 25 25 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 140 91 24 26 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135 121 32 27 11
DIOVAN 135 117 25 27 21
GABAPENTIN 127 72 29 29 18
ADVAIR DISKUS 126 88 24 30 41
SERTRALINE HCL 118 113* 24 31 23
BYSTOLIC 116 116 20 32 74
CITALOPRAM HBR 115 81 26 33 37
SPIRIVA 115 84 18 33 47
LORAZEPAM 115 65 18 B 33 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 113 93 26 36 19
METHADONE HCL 104 <11 <11 S2 37 234
KLOR-CON M20 104 99* 30 37 70
CYMBALTA 103 63 14 39 35
CLONAZEPAM 100 52 14 B 40 57
CELEBREX 92 54 23 41 87
CARVEDILOL 91 56 21 42 40
LOVAZA 91 34 12 42 130
TRAZODONE HCL 91 76 23 42 22
LOVASTATIN 84 72 13 45 49
ZETIA 82 66 14 46 52
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 80 75* 17 47 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 76 71* 34 48 30
TOPIRAMATE 74 <11 <11 49 160
OXYCODONE HCL 74 32 11 S2 49 55
CLOPIDOGREL 73 68* 20 51 28
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 73 73 24 51 110
FINASTERIDE 72 67* 18 53 76
LYRICA 70 36 15 54 100
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69 <11 <11 R 55 118
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 68 63* 44 56 205
TRAMADOL HCL 66 61* 21 57 36
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 66 61* 14 57 60
GLIMEPIRIDE 65 54 13 59 54
OXYCONTIN 65 <11 <11 S2 59 102
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64 59* 52 61 78
MIRTAZAPINE 60 55* 14 62 31
DEXILANT 58 44 13 63 113
ROPINIROLE HCL 55 40 15 64 132
GLIPIZIDE 50 <11 <11 65 66
NAMENDA 50 <11 <11 65 27
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 50 <11 <11 S2 65 165
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 45* 12 65 42
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.