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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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7,220Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 59 out of 395 providers in this state and specialty

$324K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 169 out of 395 providers in this state and specialty

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

50% 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

34% of this provider’s 338 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 338 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$354K

2014

$445K

2015

$324K

2016

Number of Claims

8,121

2014

8,157

2015

7,220

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 256

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

2 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

3 8
FUROSEMIDE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

4 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

5 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

6 1
ALPRAZOLAM 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

7 15
ALLOPURINOL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

8 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

9 11
METFORMIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

10 6
TRAMADOL HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

O 11 24
BACLOFEN 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

<11 11 76
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

11 13
SERTRALINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

14 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

15 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

16 12
ATENOLOL 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

17 22
GABAPENTIN 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

17 14
METFORMIN HCL ER 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

19 36
MIRTAZAPINE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

20 43
OMEPRAZOLE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

21 9
LORAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

22 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

23 19
SIMVASTATIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

24 5
GLIPIZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

25 66
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

26 29
LISINOPRIL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

27 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

27 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 29 18
TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

30 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

31 58
MEMANTINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 32 104
GLIPIZIDE ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

33 79
CLONAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

34 40
MECLIZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

35 123
BUPROPION XL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 36 100
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 36 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 38 16
SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 38 54
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

O 38 32
QUINAPRIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 41 111
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. 26, 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.