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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,752Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 1024

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 1024

718 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% 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

8% of this provider’s 718 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 718 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 816 670 126 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 799 725 134 2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 716 685 143 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 687 596 146 4 9
LISINOPRIL 586 506 121 5 4
SIMVASTATIN 507 457 106 6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 504 463 93 7 7
GABAPENTIN 436 388 74 8 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 403 375 39 9 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 372 292 67 10 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 291 273 44 11 30
LORAZEPAM 279 253 72 B 12 26
TRAZODONE HCL 245 207 51 13 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 244 220 18 A 14 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 243 202 44 15 12
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 240 204 154 16 127
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 239 206 58 17 11
CYMBALTA 234 178 15 18 35
PREDNISONE 222 202 91 19 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 214 192 31 20 14
METFORMIN HCL 212 195 56 21 10
SERTRALINE HCL 205 164 37 22 23
GLIPIZIDE 184 170 46 23 66
NAMENDA 174 174 12 24 27
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 172 141 44 S3 25 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 163 142 43 26 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 161 134 46 27 51
RISPERIDONE 159 85 18 A 28 48
ALLOPURINOL 155 121 41 29 34
TRAMADOL HCL 153 131 40 30 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 138 109 22 31 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130 116 31 32 29
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 129 124* 28 33 80
MIRTAZAPINE 127 107 23 34 31
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 126 113 90 35 120
DIOVAN 123 118* 19 36 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 123 118* 33 36 16
NAPROXEN 122 87 41 38 119
FLUOXETINE HCL 119 114* 22 39 88
NEXIUM 119 102 21 39 33
CLONAZEPAM 110 49 21 B 41 57
RANITIDINE HCL 110 99 21 41 68
ADVAIR DISKUS 108 89 24 43 41
ATENOLOL 107 102* 30 44 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 103 83 21 45 25
OLANZAPINE 102 <11 <11 A 46 73
ABILIFY 101 <11 <11 A 47 77
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 100 <11 <11 R 48 109
PROAIR HFA 96 63 30 49 56
MINOCYCLINE HCL 96 80 58 49 336
ALPRAZOLAM 96 96 27 B 49 17
FINASTERIDE 95 95 17 52 76
CLOPIDOGREL 93 88* 21 53 28
BACLOFEN 93 52 30 53 98
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 91 86* 20 S2 55 61
MECLIZINE HCL 90 76 30 56 153
LATANOPROST 86 <11 <11 57 156
SPIRIVA 85 74 15 58 47
IBUPROFEN 84 72 28 59 115
OXYCODONE HCL 82 30 14 S2 60 55
CARVEDILOL 81 81 16 61 40
FENTANYL 79 <11 <11 S2 62 99
CELEBREX 79 74* 14 62 87
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 78 <11 <11 64 93
HALOPERIDOL 77 <11 <11 A 65 141
TAMSULOSIN HCL 77 77 16 65 24
KLOR-CON M20 77 62 11 65 70
SPIRONOLACTONE 73 49 12 68 71
AMOXICILLIN 73 62 55 68 135
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73 73 11 68 63
LANTUS 72 53 12 71 53
BYSTOLIC 69 64* 14 72 74
KLOR-CON 10 68 55 14 73 269
MUPIROCIN* 67 62* 41 74 224
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67 <11 <11 74 59
LEVETIRACETAM 66 <11 <11 76 75
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65 <11 <11 77 39
CARBAMAZEPINE 62 <11 <11 78 139
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62 <11 <11 78 15
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61 56* 11 80 197
LIDODERM 61 56* 12 80 69
DIGOX 61 61 13 80 81
INVEGA 60 <11 <11 A 83 272
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 60 60 14 R 83 67
KLOR-CON M10 59 <11 <11 85 207
NIFEDIPINE ER 58 53* 16 86 152
METOLAZONE 57 52* 14 87 199
AZITHROMYCIN 57 52* 34 87 50
HYDROCORTISONE VALERATE 53 48* 25 89 402
OXCARBAZEPINE 52 <11 <11 90 191
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52 36 11 90 147
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52 47* 12 90 90
METHOCARBAMOL 51 38 22 R 93 230
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 Nov. 3, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.