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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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7,571Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 56 out of 395 providers in this state and specialty

$541K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 75 out of 395 providers in this state and specialty

283 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

6% of this provider’s 197 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

42% of this provider’s 283 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 283 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$428K

2014

$591K

2015

$541K

2016

Number of Claims

6,237

2014

8,008

2015

7,571

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 380

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

56

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 267

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

48

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

3 2
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

4 72
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

5 11
RISPERIDONE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

P 6 73
FUROSEMIDE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

7 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

8 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

9 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

10 4
SERTRALINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

11 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 12 74
SIMVASTATIN 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

13 5
CARBAMAZEPINE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 14 152
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

15 161
NEXIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

16 55
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

17 26
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 18 209
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

19 17
LAMOTRIGINE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 20 116
VENTOLIN HFA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

21 61
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

22 25
FLUOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 23 57
AZITHROMYCIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

56

patients, 20% of all patients

A 23 51
METFORMIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

25 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

26 10
OMEPRAZOLE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

27 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

28 8
CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 A 29 224
WARFARIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 30 18
FENOFIBRATE* 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 31 91
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

32 13
GABAPENTIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

33 14
LEVETIRACETAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 33 75
DONEPEZIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

33 38
JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

36 41
LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

37 23
MELOXICAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

38 49
NASONEX 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 38 171
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

38 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 38 12
AMMONIUM LACTATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 42 202
NAMENDA XR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 43 52
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.