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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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9,295Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 395 providers in this state and specialty

$838K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 395 providers in this state and specialty

392 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

7% of this provider’s 350 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

27% of this provider’s 392 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 392 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$90 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$619K

2014

$823K

2015

$838K

2016

Number of Claims

7,372

2014

8,749

2015

9,295

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 539

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

1 2
FUROSEMIDE 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

2 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

3 1
SERTRALINE HCL 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

4 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

5 4
LISINOPRIL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

6 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

<11 7 18
ALPRAZOLAM 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

8 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

9 17
LORAZEPAM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

9 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

11 10
TRAZODONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

12 20
GABAPENTIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

13 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

14 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

15 11
SIMVASTATIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

16 5
SPIRONOLACTONE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

17 86
JANUVIA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 18 41
PREDNISONE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

19 28
OMEPRAZOLE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

20 9
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

21 25
CARVEDILOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

22 34
NEXIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 22 55
DULOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 24 30
OLANZAPINE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 P 25 112
ATENOLOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

26 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

27 29
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O 28 32
NAMENDA XR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 29 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

29 13
MIRTAZAPINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

31 43
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 33 19
TRAMADOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O 34 24
VALSARTAN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

35 50
RAMIPRIL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 35 98
LOVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

35 60
OXYCODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 O 38 35
ARIPIPRAZOLE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 P 38 132
CITALOPRAM HBR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

40 46
ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

41 44
ALLOPURINOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

41 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

43 8
GLIMEPIRIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 44 59
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

45 31
METFORMIN HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

46 36
FAMOTIDINE* 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 46 81
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, 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.