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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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8,712Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 395 providers in this state and specialty

$625K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 55 out of 395 providers in this state and specialty

449 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

18% of this provider’s 449 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 449 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

19 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

$554K

2014

$575K

2015

$625K

2016

Number of Claims

8,050

2014

8,747

2015

8,712

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 380

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 309

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

3 3
SIMVASTATIN 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

4 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

5 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

5 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

7 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

8 10
OMEPRAZOLE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

9 9
METFORMIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

10 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

O 11 32
FUROSEMIDE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

12 7
LORAZEPAM 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

13 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

14 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

15 17
ALPRAZOLAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

16 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

17 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

18 11
SERTRALINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

19 21
TRAZODONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

20 20
ATENOLOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

21 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

22 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

23 19
ALLOPURINOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

23 27
GABAPENTIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

25 14
TRAMADOL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O 26 24
ADVAIR DISKUS 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

28 38
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

28 25
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

O 30 37
RANITIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

31 47
CLONAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

33 26
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 120
MELOXICAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

34 49
OXYCODONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 O 36 35
DIAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 36 93
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

38 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 39 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 39 57
VENTOLIN HFA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

41 61
VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 50
MIRTAZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 43
LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 44 63
PROAIR HFA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

45 48
ZETIA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 45 65
JANUVIA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 45 41
CLOPIDOGREL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 48 33
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. 7, 2014.
  • 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.