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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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9,875Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 395 providers in this state and specialty

$1.58M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 395 providers in this state and specialty

467 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

23% of this provider’s 467 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 467 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$160 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

$983K

2014

$1.44M

2015

$1.58M

2016

Number of Claims

7,600

2014

9,283

2015

9,875

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 484

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

122

patients, 26% of all patients

1 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 471

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

131

patients, 28% of all patients

2 1
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 375

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

120

patients, 26% of all patients

3 25
LISINOPRIL 370

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

96

patients, 21% of all patients

4 3
ZETIA 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

5 65
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

6 2
OMEPRAZOLE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

7 9
CRESTOR 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

8 42
CARVEDILOL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

9 34
FENOFIBRATE* 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

10 135
TRAZODONE HCL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

11 20
TRAMADOL HCL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

O 12 24
SIMVASTATIN 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

13 5
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

14 17
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

15 77
METFORMIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

16 6
IRBESARTAN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

17 121
JANUVIA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

18 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

19 19
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

20 82
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

21 10
FUROSEMIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

22 7
PREDNISONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

23 28
ALPRAZOLAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

24 15
RAMIPRIL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

24 98
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

26 11
BYSTOLIC 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

27 85
SYNTHROID 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 54
MYRBETRIQ 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 109
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

30 8
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

A 30 137
METFORMIN HCL ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

32 36
VALSARTAN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

32 50
MIRTAZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 43
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

35 88
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

36 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

37 13
WELCHOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 188
BENICAR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

39 119
BENICAR HCT 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 169
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

41 12
SERTRALINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

41 21
VICTOZA 3-PAK 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 43 224
FINASTERIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

44 69
CHLORTHALIDONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

45 103
LORAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 46 23
GABAPENTIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 14
XARELTO 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 48 83
ALLOPURINOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 27
VYTORIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 196
CLOPIDOGREL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

51 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

52 44
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 18, 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.