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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,360Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 104 providers in this state and specialty

$1.92M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 104 providers in this state and specialty

844 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

0% of this provider’s 781 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

44% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 46%.

Prescription Price

$303 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $301 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$1.2M

2014

$1.69M

2015

$1.92M

2016

Number of Claims

5,407

2014

5,924

2015

6,360

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 701

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

190

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
SYNTHROID 461

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

124

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 351

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

126

patients, 15% of all patients

3 4
GLIMEPIRIDE 339

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

4 9
METFORMIN HCL 327

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

5 3
METFORMIN HCL ER 270

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

6 7
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

7 8
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

8 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

9 6
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

10 11
JANUVIA 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

11 10
GLIPIZIDE ER 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

12 34
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

12 14
SIMVASTATIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

14 13
INVOKANA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

15 19
HUMALOG 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

16 29
LISINOPRIL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

17 12
LANTUS 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

18 22
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

19 99
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

19 23
INSULIN SYRINGE* 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

21 57
JANUMET 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

22 30
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

23 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

24 15
METHIMAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

24 17
GABAPENTIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

26 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

27 16
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

28 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 Nov. 12, 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.