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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,490Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 104 providers in this state and specialty

$2.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 104 providers in this state and specialty

871 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

0% of this provider’s 796 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

45% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 46%.

Prescription Price

$339 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $301 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$1.52M

2014

$2.06M

2015

$2.54M

2016

Number of Claims

5,569

2014

6,667

2015

7,490

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 799

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

700

prescriptions.

222

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 488

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

183

patients, 21% of all patients

2 4
METFORMIN HCL 407

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

3 3
SYNTHROID 407

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

5 6
GLIMEPIRIDE 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

6 9
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

7 8
METFORMIN HCL ER 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

8 7
LISINOPRIL 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

9 12
VICTOZA 3-PAK 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

10 18
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

11 5
METHIMAZOLE 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

12 17
JANUVIA 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

13 10
INVOKANA 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

14 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

15 23
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

16 14
SIMVASTATIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

17 13
GABAPENTIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

18 27
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

19 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

20 24
JANUMET 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

21 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

22 15
LANTUS 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

23 22
TRULICITY 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 24 51
JARDIANCE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

25 38
HUMULIN R U-500 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

26 109
INSULIN SYRINGE* 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

27 57
VICTOZA 2-PAK 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

28 52
TRADJENTA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

28 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 Nov. 12, 2009.
  • 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.