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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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9,022Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 395 providers in this state and specialty

$553K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 70 out of 395 providers in this state and specialty

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

37% 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 630 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 630 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$485K

2014

$519K

2015

$553K

2016

Number of Claims

8,611

2014

8,986

2015

9,022

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
SIMVASTATIN 455

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

109

patients, 17% of all patients

1 5
LISINOPRIL 434

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 386

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 353

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

5 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

6 8
METFORMIN HCL 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

7 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

8 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

9 11
METFORMIN HCL ER 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

10 36
ALPRAZOLAM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

11 15
LORAZEPAM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

11 23
TRAMADOL HCL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

O 13 24
OMEPRAZOLE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

14 9
LOVASTATIN 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

15 60
ATENOLOL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

16 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

17 59
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

18 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

19 12
ALLOPURINOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

20 27
GABAPENTIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

21 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

22 16
TRAZODONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

22 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

22 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 25 32
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

26 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

26 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

28 31
SERTRALINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

29 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

30 39
CLOPIDOGREL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

31 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

31 26
AZITHROMYCIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

A 31 51
FUROSEMIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

34 7
PREDNISONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

35 28
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 36 78
DULOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 37 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

38 109
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 39 133
XARELTO 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 40 83
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.