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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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6,983Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 64 out of 395 providers in this state and specialty

$331K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 163 out of 395 providers in this state and specialty

359 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

19% of this provider’s 359 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 359 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$47 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

$113K

2014

$337K

2015

$331K

2016

Number of Claims

2,853

2014

7,433

2015

6,983

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 370

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

60

patients, 17% of all patients

1 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 260

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 258

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

3 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

66

patients, 18% of all patients

O 4 32
METFORMIN HCL 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

6 2
FUROSEMIDE 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

7 7
SIMVASTATIN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

8 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

9 11
ALPRAZOLAM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

10 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

11 10
CARVEDILOL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

11 34
GABAPENTIN 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

13 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

14 59
SERTRALINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

15 21
LISINOPRIL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

16 3
TRAMADOL HCL 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

O 17 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

18 8
CLOPIDOGREL 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

19 33
MELOXICAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

20 49
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

21 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

22 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

23 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

24 29
BENAZEPRIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

25 89
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 26 94
TAMSULOSIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

27 19
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

28 126
CITALOPRAM HBR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 46
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 82
TRAZODONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

31 20
DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 32 30
ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 32 22
GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 34 66
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

35 26
PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

36 28
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. 29, 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.