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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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8,767Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 395 providers in this state and specialty

$741K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 395 providers in this state and specialty

582 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

3% of this provider’s 507 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

27% of this provider’s 582 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 582 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$85 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$681K

2014

$694K

2015

$741K

2016

Number of Claims

9,057

2014

8,534

2015

8,767

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 404

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

1 4
LISINOPRIL 381

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

2 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 351

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

3 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 326

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 320

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

5 2
JANUVIA 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

6 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

7 12
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

8 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

9 10
METFORMIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

10 6
OMEPRAZOLE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

11 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

12 13
FUROSEMIDE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

13 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

14 11
MIRTAZAPINE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

15 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

16 26
METFORMIN HCL ER 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

17 36
GABAPENTIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

18 14
ZETIA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

19 65
TRAMADOL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

O 20 24
CARVEDILOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

21 34
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 22 56
ALPRAZOLAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

23 15
LOVASTATIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

24 60
CEFUROXIME 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

A 24 147
SIMVASTATIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

26 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

27 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

28 46
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

28 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

28 58
DULOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 30
TRAZODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

32 20
OXYCODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O 33 35
FLUOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

33 57
GLIMEPIRIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 59
CRESTOR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 42
LORAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 23
CLOPIDOGREL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 38 33
TRADJENTA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 39 101
TAMSULOSIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 31
VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 50
BYSTOLIC 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 43 85
ATENOLOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 22
CELECOXIB 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

43 106
SYNTHROID 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 54
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 Jan. 15, 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.