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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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7,907Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 51 out of 395 providers in this state and specialty

$764K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

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

38% 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

2% of this provider’s 569 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

16% of this provider’s 647 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 647 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$97 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$889K

2014

$912K

2015

$764K

2016

Number of Claims

9,949

2014

9,727

2015

7,907

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 472

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

135

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 377

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

108

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 308

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 277

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

4 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

5 12
GABAPENTIN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

6 14
METFORMIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

7 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

8 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

9 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

10 10
OMEPRAZOLE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

11 9
FUROSEMIDE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

12 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

13 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

14 11
SERTRALINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

15 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

16 18
CARVEDILOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

17 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

18 19
JANUVIA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

19 41
SYNTHROID 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

20 54
LORAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

21 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

22 17
SIMVASTATIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

22 5
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

24 26
ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

25 22
FINASTERIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

26 69
ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

27 27
PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

28 28
DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

29 30
TRAZODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

30 20
HYDRALAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

31 114
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

32 53
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 33 37
SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 64
METFORMIN HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 36
CLOPIDOGREL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

34 33
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

34 270
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 May 31, 2013.
  • 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.