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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,067Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 104 out of 1024

$795K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 98 out of 1024

449 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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

14% of this provider’s 449 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 449 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$72 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 398 331 75 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 324 258 57 2 2
OXYCODONE HCL 315 123 30 S2 3 55
FUROSEMIDE 305 278 67 4 6
ALPRAZOLAM 284 144 64 B 5 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 274 249 48 6 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 261 229 60 7 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 223 117 33 8 19
ATENOLOL 191 186* 40 9 13
LISINOPRIL 180 166 36 10 4
OMEPRAZOLE 176 161 32 11 9
METFORMIN HCL 173 125 33 12 10
CEFUROXIME 166 126 103 13 136
AZITHROMYCIN 154 104 84 14 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140 128 23 15 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 139 72 33 S3 16 32
CRESTOR 138 109 26 17 20
NEXIUM 130 108 18 18 33
SIMVASTATIN 116 103 24 19 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 113 97 25 20 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 113 108* 27 20 12
SPIRONOLACTONE 107 68 20 22 71
CLOPIDOGREL 107 89 19 22 28
SYNTHROID 107 102* 19 22 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 72 26 25 11
DEXILANT 103 51 15 26 113
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 101 96* 23 27 14
PREDNISONE 97 92* 27 28 38
LORAZEPAM 88 83* 25 B 29 26
BENICAR 87 87 14 30 83
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 87 75 57 30 78
MOMETASONE FUROATE 86 58 56 32 243
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 85 25 19 S2 33 128
OXYCONTIN 85 <11 <11 S2 33 102
TRAZODONE HCL 84 54 13 35 22
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 84 72 13 R 35 67
GLIMEPIRIDE 83 78* 11 37 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82 77* 17 38 24
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 81 59 26 39 121
GABAPENTIN 80 35 21 40 18
SERTRALINE HCL 76 53 13 41 23
LEVOFLOXACIN 75 52 37 42 94
CITALOPRAM HBR 70 56 14 43 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68 68 13 44 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67 54 12 45 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 66 61* 13 46 8
DIAZEPAM 65 <11 <11 B 47 117
TEMAZEPAM 64 50 12 B 48 202
GLYBURIDE 62 57* 17 R 49 84
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57 44 11 50 82
FAMOTIDINE* 57 52* 11 50 106
MIRTAZAPINE 57 52* 15 50 31
CYMBALTA 56 <11 11 53 35
ONGLYZA 55 50* 11 54 200
PROAIR HFA 54 16 19 55 56
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 51 <11 <11 S2 56 151
CLONAZEPAM 50 <11 <11 B 57 57
DIOVAN 50 <11 <11 57 21
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 Dec. 22, 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.