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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,666Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 1024

$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 1024

784 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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

9% of this provider’s 784 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 784 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

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
FUROSEMIDE 730 725* 93 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 685 667 113 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 637 617 105 3 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 636 636 41 4 8
LISINOPRIL 623 592 103 5 4
SIMVASTATIN 572 530 137 6 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 532 500 103 7 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 476 471* 78 8 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 475 444 72 9 14
OMEPRAZOLE 405 400* 75 10 9
MIRTAZAPINE 353 348* 46 11 31
METFORMIN HCL 347 313 69 12 10
TRAZODONE HCL 291 286* 55 13 22
CYMBALTA 255 255 20 14 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 250 245* 43 15 12
NAMENDA 245 245 17 16 27
ALPRAZOLAM 239 223 59 B 17 17
GABAPENTIN 233 213 41 18 18
CLOPIDOGREL 219 219 37 19 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 206 206 28 20 25
SERTRALINE HCL 200 187 22 21 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 186 162 38 22 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 180 175* 33 23 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 175 156 39 24 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 175 164 42 24 16
ALLOPURINOL 172 167* 32 26 34
SYNTHROID 168 163* 35 27 43
DIOVAN 167 167 26 28 21
CRESTOR 145 140* 37 29 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 141 118 26 30 37
EXELON 137 137 25 31 96
ATENOLOL 137 120 23 31 13
JANUVIA 137 124 15 31 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 136 131* 27 34 19
MELOXICAM 135 130* 34 35 62
LORAZEPAM 131 113 29 B 36 26
NEXIUM 129 124* 29 37 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 126 126 27 38 39
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 124 119* 35 S3 39 32
TAMIFLU 120 115* 89 40 129
GLIMEPIRIDE 120 107 20 40 54
BYSTOLIC 117 91 21 42 74
PAROXETINE HCL 116 111* 16 43 72
TAMSULOSIN HCL 115 110* 24 44 24
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 112 78 27 S2 45 61
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 105 105 20 46 80
LIDODERM 104 99* 29 47 69
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 102 102 11 A 48 44
KLOR-CON M20 99 99 19 49 70
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98 75 21 50 11
BENICAR 96 91* 21 51 83
PREDNISONE 95 90* 27 52 38
AZITHROMYCIN 95 90* 80 52 50
RISPERIDONE 92 87* 16 A 54 48
LANTUS 91 86* 14 55 53
ADVAIR DISKUS 90 78 21 56 41
AMITIZA 90 <11 <11 56 122
ZETIA 89 84* 12 58 52
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 85 <11 <11 59 93
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 83 78* 15 60 85
WELCHOL 76 71* 13 61 228
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 75 70* 23 62 121
CARVEDILOL 73 68* 12 63 40
LOVASTATIN 73 50 16 63 49
EXFORGE 72 72 14 65 211
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72 41 39 65 78
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 72 <11 <11 65 144
NOVOLOG 71 66* 14 68 101
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 65 60* 12 69 133
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63 58* 12 70 126
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 63 58* 35 70 205
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63 58* 35 70 145
LYRICA 62 <11 <11 73 100
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 61 11 74 64
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 56* 13 74 42
TRAMADOL HCL 60 55* 17 76 36
VOLTAREN 59 54* 30 77 164
CEFUROXIME 58 53* 48 78 136
LEVETIRACETAM 57 <11 <11 79 75
RAMIPRIL 54 49* 15 80 86
AZOR 54 54 12 80 196
CLONAZEPAM 54 <11 <11 B 80 57
LOVAZA 53 35 13 83 130
AMIODARONE HCL 51 <11 <11 84 171
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51 46* 14 84 46
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 Jan. 5, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.