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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,313Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 395 providers in this state and specialty

$564K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 395 providers in this state and specialty

391 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

29% of this provider’s 391 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 391 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

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$631K

2014

$635K

2015

$564K

2016

Number of Claims

8,089

2014

8,231

2015

8,313

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 297

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

3 1
FUROSEMIDE 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

4 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

5 10
OMEPRAZOLE 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

6 9
SIMVASTATIN 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

7 5
LISINOPRIL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

8 3
ATENOLOL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

9 22
METFORMIN HCL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

10 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

11 12
ALPRAZOLAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

12 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

13 39
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

O 13 32
CLONAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

15 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

16 13
PREDNISONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

17 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

18 16
GABAPENTIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

19 14
DULOXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

20 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

21 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

22 8
ALLOPURINOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

22 27
SERTRALINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

22 21
LORAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

25 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

26 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

27 26
METFORMIN HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

28 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

29 86
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

30 58
TRAMADOL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O 31 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

32 29
SPIRIVA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 33 64
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

33 25
NADOLOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 232
LOVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

36 60
CLOPIDOGREL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

37 33
TRAZODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 20
GLIPIZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 38 66
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

40 31
TERAZOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 41 264
VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 41 50
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

43 48
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 Nov. 19, 2009.
  • 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.