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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,215Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 60 out of 395 providers in this state and specialty

$604K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 59 out of 395 providers in this state and specialty

508 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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

19% of this provider’s 508 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 508 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$84 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$399K

2014

$518K

2015

$604K

2016

Number of Claims

4,792

2014

5,899

2015

7,215

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 312

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 305

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

3 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

4 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

5 11
SIMVASTATIN 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

6 5
LISINOPRIL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

7 3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

8 13
OMEPRAZOLE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

9 9
FUROSEMIDE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

10 7
HYDROXYZINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

11 198
METFORMIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

12 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

13 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

14 12
SERTRALINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

14 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

14 17
CLONAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

17 40
ALPRAZOLAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

18 15
PREDNISONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

19 28
DULOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

20 30
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

21 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

22 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

23 26
PROAIR HFA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

24 48
GABAPENTIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

25 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

26 31
TRAMADOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 27 24
LORAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

28 23
NABUMETONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

28 193
VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 50
LOVASTATIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 60
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

31 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

31 19
MIRTAZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 31 43
ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 27
CLOPIDOGREL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

35 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 37 45
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. 29, 2011.
  • 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.