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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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8,798Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 395 providers in this state and specialty

$723K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 395 providers in this state and specialty

662 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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 561 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 662 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 662 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$82 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$595K

2014

$657K

2015

$723K

2016

Number of Claims

7,520

2014

7,920

2015

8,798

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 563

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

110

patients, 17% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 358

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
SIMVASTATIN 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

3 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

4 10
LISINOPRIL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

6 4
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

O 7 37
ALPRAZOLAM 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

8 15
METFORMIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

9 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

10 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

11 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O 12 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

13 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

14 17
LORAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

15 23
OMEPRAZOLE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

16 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

17 13
FUROSEMIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

18 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

19 19
ATENOLOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

20 22
OXYCODONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 21 35
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 O 22 95
ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

23 27
GABAPENTIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

24 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

24 12
RAMIPRIL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

26 98
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

A 27 134
CRESTOR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

28 42
SERTRALINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

29 21
ADVAIR DISKUS 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

30 44
AZITHROMYCIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A 30 51
TRAMADOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 32 24
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

32 84
JANUVIA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

34 41
BYSTOLIC 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

34 85
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

34 26
RANITIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 47
CLOPIDOGREL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 33
SYNTHROID 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

39 54
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 39
DULOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 40 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

42 46
PROAIR HFA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

43 48
PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 28
PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 45 80
GLIPIZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

46 66
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

46 160
ARIPIPRAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 46 132
MIRTAZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 43
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 Nov. 16, 2009.
  • 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.