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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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8,238Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 395 providers in this state and specialty

$591K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 61 out of 395 providers in this state and specialty

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

37% 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

25% of this provider’s 476 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 476 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$645K

2014

$558K

2015

$591K

2016

Number of Claims

7,787

2014

7,916

2015

8,238

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 355

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

3 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

4 12
ALPRAZOLAM 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

5 15
OMEPRAZOLE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

6 9
FUROSEMIDE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

7 7
LISINOPRIL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

8 3
PREDNISONE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

9 28
METFORMIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

10 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

11 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

11 8
TRAZODONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

13 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

14 31
ATENOLOL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

15 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

16 13
CARVEDILOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

17 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

18 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

19 16
GABAPENTIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

20 14
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 21 37
DULOXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

22 30
LORAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

23 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

24 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

24 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

26 29
MIRTAZAPINE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

26 43
SIMVASTATIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

28 5
OXYCODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 O 29 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

30 18
DIAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

31 93
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

32 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 46
MELOXICAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

34 49
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

35 42
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

35 48
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 37 80
SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 54
SERTRALINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 38 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

38 39
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 April 11, 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.