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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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8,615Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 395 providers in this state and specialty

$737K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 395 providers in this state and specialty

418 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

3% of this provider’s 362 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

31% of this provider’s 418 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 418 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$86 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$488K

2014

$626K

2015

$737K

2016

Number of Claims

7,003

2014

8,193

2015

8,615

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 426

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

68

patients, 16% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

3 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

4 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

5 4
SIMVASTATIN 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

6 5
METFORMIN HCL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
OXYCODONE HCL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

O 8 35
FUROSEMIDE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

9 7
LISINOPRIL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

10 3
ATENOLOL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

11 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

12 13
OMEPRAZOLE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

13 9
TRAMADOL HCL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

O 14 24
SERTRALINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

15 21
ALPRAZOLAM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

16 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

17 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

18 46
WARFARIN SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

19 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

O 20 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

21 11
GABAPENTIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

22 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

23 10
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

24 94
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

25 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

26 29
GLIPIZIDE ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

27 79
TAMSULOSIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

28 19
SYNTHROID 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

29 54
TRAZODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

30 20
RANITIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

31 47
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

32 25
ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

33 27
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 34 221
CARVEDILOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

34 34
PREDNISONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

36 28
LORAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

37 23
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O 38 95
METFORMIN HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 36
ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

40 44
CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 41 40
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 41 82
MECLIZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

43 123
SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 64
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 44 78
GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 46 66
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 53
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 48 37
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 Aug. 18, 2008.
  • 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.