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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,200Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 104 providers in this state and specialty

$1.61M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 104 providers in this state and specialty

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

33% 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

0% of this provider’s 408 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 480 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

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

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Brand Name Drugs

48% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 46%.

Prescription Price

$310 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $301 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$707K

2014

$1.17M

2015

$1.61M

2016

Number of Claims

2,900

2014

4,149

2015

5,200

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 645

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

114

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL ER 373

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

2 7
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 299

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

3 5
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 287

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

97

patients, 20% of all patients

4 4
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 221

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

5 11
METFORMIN HCL 214

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

6 3
SYNTHROID 198

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

7 2
INVOKANA 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

8 19
JANUVIA 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

9 10
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

10 14
LISINOPRIL 130

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

11 12
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

12 8
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

13 21
JANUMET XR 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

14 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

15 6
HUMULIN N KWIKPEN 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

16 93
METHIMAZOLE 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

17 17
GLIPIZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

18 25
LANTUS 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

19 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

20 16
VICTOZA 2-PAK 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

21 52
LEVOXYL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

22 58
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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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 Feb. 7, 2017.
  • 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.