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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,958Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 31 providers in this state and specialty

$497K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 31 providers in this state and specialty

228 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

13% of this provider’s 202 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

63 of this provider’s 228 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 228 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 50%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $93 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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

$623K

2014

$559K

2015

$497K

2016

Number of Claims

10,452

2014

8,900

2015

8,958

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
FUROSEMIDE 531

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

60

patients, 26% of all patients

1 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 531

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

1 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 318

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

44

patients, 19% of all patients

3 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

51

patients, 22% of all patients

4 24
TRAZODONE HCL 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

53

patients, 23% of all patients

5 18
MIRTAZAPINE 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

41

patients, 18% of all patients

6 25
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

42

patients, 18% of all patients

7 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

8 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

37

patients, 16% of all patients

9 28
LISINOPRIL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

33

patients, 14% of all patients

10 26
GABAPENTIN 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

38

patients, 17% of all patients

11 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

12 40
DULOXETINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

13 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

14 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

15 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

16 43
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

17 34
NAMENDA XR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

<11 18 44
TIZANIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

19 9
CARVEDILOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

20 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

20 47
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

22 49
SERTRALINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

23 39
METFORMIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

24 30
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

25 51
CLOPIDOGREL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

26 55
LACTULOSE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

27 57
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

28 59
VOLTAREN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 28 59
PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

30 29
TRADJENTA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 30 62
OMEPRAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

32 63
LANTUS 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

33 64
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

P 34 45
LEVETIRACETAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 35 68
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 36 71
BUDESONIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

37 72
VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 38 76
JANUVIA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 39 78
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 39 78
ALLOPURINOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

39 78
CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 39 78
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 Oct. 10, 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.