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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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10,623Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$1.8M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 104 providers in this state and specialty

656 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

24% of this provider’s 656 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 656 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 46%.

Prescription Price

$170 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

$1.43M

2014

$1.71M

2015

$1.8M

2016

Number of Claims

10,169

2014

10,162

2015

10,623

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, 8% of all prescriptions

795

prescriptions.

202

patients, 31% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

102

patients, 16% of all patients

2 26
LISINOPRIL 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

3 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

4 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

5 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

6 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

7 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

7 32
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

9 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

10 6
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

11 4
ZETIA 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

12 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

13 75
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

14 44
METFORMIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

15 3
SYNTHROID 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

16 2
GLIMEPIRIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

17 9
SIMVASTATIN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

18 13
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

19 8
METFORMIN HCL ER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

20 7
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

21 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

22 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

23 55
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

24 66
ALPRAZOLAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

25 49
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

26 87
LANTUS 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

26 22
JANUVIA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

28 10
OMEPRAZOLE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

29 36
ALLOPURINOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

30 50
TRAMADOL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 31 91
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

32 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 48
ATENOLOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

34 35
CLOPIDOGREL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

35 54
NOVOLOG 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

35 59
GABAPENTIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

38 56
VALSARTAN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

39 43
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 39 70
CITALOPRAM HBR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

41 83
LYRICA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

42 103
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A 43 105
WARFARIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

43 79
LORAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 45
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 21
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 109
CARAFATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 111
SPIRIVA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 49 115
PREDNISONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

50 65
RAMIPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 73
HUMALOG 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

51 29
SUCRALFATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 127
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 June 26, 2018.
  • 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.