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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,540Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 74 out of 395 providers in this state and specialty

$1.62M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 395 providers in this state and specialty

299 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
36% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Connecticut
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 109 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

12% of this provider’s 299 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 299 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$247 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.48M

2014

$1.85M

2015

$1.62M

2016

Number of Claims

7,256

2014

6,949

2015

6,540

2016

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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 Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LISINOPRIL 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
GABAPENTIN 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

3 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

5 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

6 8
METFORMIN HCL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

7 6
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

O 8 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

9 1
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

10 25
SUBOXONE 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 11 87
PROAIR HFA 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

12 48
FUROSEMIDE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

12 7
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 O 14 95
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

15 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

O 16 32
SIMVASTATIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

17 5
RANITIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

18 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

18 12
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

20 72
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

21 136
LYRICA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

22 63
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

22 82
MIRTAZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

24 43
TRIUMEQ 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

25 168
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

26 13
METFORMIN HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

27 36
NEXIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 6% of all patients

28 55
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

28 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

30 26
SPIRIVA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 31 64
TRAZODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 32 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

33 39
VOLTAREN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

34 102
VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

35 61
IBUPROFEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 6% of all patients

36 70
CARVEDILOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

37 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

37 31
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

39 44
NAPROXEN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 7% of all patients

40 71
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. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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. 6, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.