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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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8,864Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 104 providers in this state and specialty

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 104 providers in this state and specialty

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

35% 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

5% of this provider’s 558 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

3% of this provider’s 558 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

35% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 46%.

Prescription Price

$153 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $301 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$961K

2014

$1.19M

2015

$1.36M

2016

Number of Claims

8,633

2014

8,732

2015

8,864

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 819

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

139

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
SYNTHROID 574

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

100

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
METFORMIN HCL 436

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

4 15
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

6 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

6 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

8 6
SIMVASTATIN 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

9 13
JANUVIA 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

10 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

11 23
GABAPENTIN 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

12 27
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

13 8
VICTOZA 3-PAK 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

13 18
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

15 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

16 9
METFORMIN HCL ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

17 7
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

18 11
DULOXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

19 74
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

20 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

21 20
LISINOPRIL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

22 12
FUROSEMIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

23 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

24 24
JARDIANCE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

25 38
METHIMAZOLE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

26 17
CARVEDILOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

27 53
HUMALOG 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

28 29
INVOKANA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 19
ALPRAZOLAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 49
OMEPRAZOLE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

31 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 32 44
ZETIA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

33 37
LANTUS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 34 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 31
JANUMET 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 35 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 37 83
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

38 46
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

39 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 Dec. 11, 2012.
  • 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.