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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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8,315Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 395 providers in this state and specialty

$618K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 56 out of 395 providers in this state and specialty

380 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

27% of this provider’s 380 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 380 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$607K

2014

$595K

2015

$618K

2016

Number of Claims

8,624

2014

8,538

2015

8,315

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
LISINOPRIL 385

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

83

patients, 22% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 375

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

78

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 339

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

78

patients, 21% of all patients

3 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 297

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

4 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

5 16
METFORMIN HCL 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

6 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

7 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

8 2
FUROSEMIDE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

9 7
OMEPRAZOLE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

10 9
SIMVASTATIN 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

11 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

12 11
ALLOPURINOL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

13 27
ATENOLOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

14 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

15 18
SERTRALINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

16 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

17 10
LOVASTATIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

18 60
LORAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

19 23
RANITIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

20 47
GLIPIZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

20 66
XARELTO 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 22 83
SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

22 86
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

24 127
ALPRAZOLAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

25 15
CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

26 33
TRAZODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

27 20
OXYCODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 O 28 35
GABAPENTIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

29 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 29 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

29 31
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

32 88
FELODIPINE ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 175
DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 33 30
SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 35 54
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 O 35 153
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 37 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 38 19
PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

38 28
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 38 78
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 13, 2010.
  • 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.