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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,624Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 38 out of 395 providers in this state and specialty

$598K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 60 out of 395 providers in this state and specialty

638 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

18% of this provider’s 638 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 638 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$494K

2014

$606K

2015

$598K

2016

Number of Claims

7,131

2014

8,594

2015

8,624

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 716

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

158

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 403

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

2 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 327

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

3 12
SIMVASTATIN 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

5 4
LISINOPRIL 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

6 3
ALPRAZOLAM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

7 15
METFORMIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

8 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

9 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

10 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

11 10
OMEPRAZOLE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

12 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

13 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

14 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

15 19
METFORMIN HCL ER 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

16 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

17 31
CRESTOR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

17 42
LORAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

19 23
FUROSEMIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

20 7
SYNTHROID 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

21 54
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

22 11
SERTRALINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

22 21
ALLOPURINOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

24 27
BENICAR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

25 119
GLIPIZIDE ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

26 79
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 27 32
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

27 77
CLONAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

29 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

29 39
ATENOLOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 22
DIAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

32 93
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

33 25
VALSARTAN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 50
TRAZODONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 34 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

34 18
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

37 126
PREDNISONE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

38 28
DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 39 30
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 259
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 41 57
BYSTOLIC 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 41 85
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 July 16, 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.
  • 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.