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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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8,006Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 395 providers in this state and specialty

$543K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

487 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

15% of this provider’s 487 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 487 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

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$548K

2014

$533K

2015

$543K

2016

Number of Claims

7,926

2014

8,429

2015

8,006

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 704

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

143

patients, 29% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

2 4
ATENOLOL 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

3 22
LISINOPRIL 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

5 2
FUROSEMIDE 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

6 7
SIMVASTATIN 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

7 5
METFORMIN HCL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

8 6
FLUOXETINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

9 57
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

10 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

11 13
TRAZODONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

12 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

12 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

14 16
GABAPENTIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

15 14
VALSARTAN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

16 50
OXYCODONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 17 35
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

18 84
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 19 32
CLONAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

20 40
OMEPRAZOLE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

21 9
TRAMADOL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O 22 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

23 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

24 45
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

24 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

24 29
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

27 67
FENTANYL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 O 28 90
WARFARIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

29 18
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

30 77
ADVAIR DISKUS 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

32 31
ALPRAZOLAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

32 15
PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

34 48
CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

35 42
DULOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 36 30
GLIPIZIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

36 79
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

38 133
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 10
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 O 41 95
LORAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

41 23
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 43 25
ALLOPURINOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 27
CLOPIDOGREL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 43 33
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 8, 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.