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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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77,745Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 337

$4.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 337

1,350 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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 avg Average for
this specialty
in Rhode Island
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 1,350 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 1,350 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 68,049 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

58 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Rhode Island
WARFARIN SODIUM 3,489 3,042 1 11
TRAZODONE HCL 2,789 2,538 10 2 16
FUROSEMIDE 2,682 2,495 3 8
SIMVASTATIN 2,343 2,068 4 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 2,262 2,119 10 5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 2,143 1,895 6 5
MIRTAZAPINE 2,136 2,002 10 7 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,841 1,718 8 3
LISINOPRIL 1,796 1,610 9 2
SERTRALINE HCL 1,775 1,565 10 10 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,739 1,673 11 22
OMEPRAZOLE 1,409 1,284 12 4
GABAPENTIN 1,195 934 13 20
TRAMADOL HCL 1,095 990 14 32
NAMENDA 1,086 1,008 15 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,011 858 16 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 892 742 17 61
RANITIDINE HCL 854 768 18 30
RISPERIDONE 840 722 19 72
CLOZAPINE 796 515 20 94
TAMSULOSIN HCL 788 728 21 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 723 632 22 14
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 718 642 23 47
ATENOLOL 673 608 24 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 657 525 S3 25 13
SPIRIVA 647 531 26 43
LANTUS 615 505 27 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 613 578 28 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 609 591 29 19
RAMIPRIL 600 508 30 80
CYMBALTA 598 479 31 59
GLIPIZIDE 584 550 32 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 548 502 33 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 540 463 34 36
ADVAIR DISKUS 527 478 35 44
METFORMIN HCL 519 437 36 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 503 480 37 66
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 496 372 38 101
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 487 461 39 62
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 457 394 40 7
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 442 420 41 96
PREDNISONE 432 390 42 40
DIOVAN 430 383 43 26
LACTULOSE 394 315 44 105
CLOPIDOGREL 385 329 45 42
LIDODERM 378 309 46 82
DIGOXIN 376 360 47 58
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 371 354 48 71
FAMOTIDINE 361 302 49 115
OLANZAPINE 357 300 50 108
SEROQUEL 352 314 51 107
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 335 287 52 86
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 329 311 53 15
EXELON 326 326 54 85
CARVEDILOL 326 290 54 73
ALLOPURINOL 325 315 56 28
LEVOFLOXACIN 324 311 57 93
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 318 314 58 92
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 318 278 58 70
BUSPIRONE HCL 314 263 60 129
FENOFIBRATE 311 279 61 48
LATANOPROST 310 294 62 120
LEVETIRACETAM 299 198 63 112
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 291 290 64 104
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 282 252 65 37
FINASTERIDE 272 256 66 83
AZITHROMYCIN 269 241 67 51
NOVOLOG 265 207 68 106
NYSTATIN 265 229 68 125
METFORMIN HCL ER 263 215 70 52
ABILIFY 261 186 71 145
TRICOR 260 198 72 134
PROAIR HFA 248 199 73 38
PLAVIX 246 230 74 74
OXYCODONE HCL 245 152 S2 75 63
GLIPIZIDE ER 240 232 76 69
KLOR-CON M20 238 230 77 65
DILANTIN 230 200 78 191
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 226 196 79 139
NYSTOP 222 203 80 140
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 220 173 81 150
SPIRONOLACTONE 219 199 82 100
CEPHALEXIN 210 181 83 130
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 204 156 R 84 172
VALPROIC ACID 203 172 85 216
GENERLAC 200 149 86 164
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 199 185 87 161
FLUOXETINE HCL 198 166 88 57
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 197 165 89 34
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 197 158 89 124
ENULOSE 188 135 91 171
HYDROXYZINE HCL 187 161 R 92 179
HYDRALAZINE HCL 186 164 93 122
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 183 102 94 231
TRAVATAN Z 183 171 94 160
FENTANYL 179 141 S2 96 138
GLIMEPIRIDE 173 139 97 55
PRANDIN 173 149 97 237
BACLOFEN 172 91 99 133
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 166 148 100 137
HALOPERIDOL 166 111 100 189
TRILIPIX 161 148 102 186
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 159 105 103 23
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 159 145 103 67
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 156 142 105 68
SYMBICORT 148 128 106 151
OXYCONTIN 145 86 S2 107 87
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 142 113 108 181
TIMOLOL MALEATE 142 142 108 217
FORTICAL 141 140 110 217
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 139 130 111 131
COLCRYS 136 135 112 128
LEXAPRO 134 123 113 169
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 132 132 114 222
CLONIDINE HCL 132 116 114 135
MECLIZINE HCL 131 106 116 117
MOMETASONE FUROATE 130 110 117 228
NADOLOL 125 109 118 156
SODIUM CHLORIDE 125 125 118 261
LOVASTATIN 124 111 120 24
BUPROPION HCL 124 89 120 228
VENLAFAXINE HCL 122 105 122 168
DETROL LA 121 100 123 193
JANUVIA 120 85 124 81
PAROXETINE HCL 119 119 125 46
ENABLEX 116 96 126 190
AGGRENOX 116 101 126 174
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 115 89 128 265
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 115 108 128 197
TAMIFLU 113 106 130 147
LAMOTRIGINE 111 70 131 188
METRONIDAZOLE 109 99 132 270
TERAZOSIN HCL 108 92 133 136
LIDOCAINE HCL 106 91 134 203
NEXIUM 106 104 134 56
NOVOLIN 70-30 105 83 136 198
BUMETANIDE 105 94 136 163
RISPERDAL CONSTA 104 52 138 271
NIFEDIPINE ER 103 101 139 111
RESTASIS 103 99 139 221
AMANTADINE 101 29 141 274
DILTIAZEM HCL 101 100 141 177
SPS 100 98 143 275
NIASPAN 99 77 144 157
VENTOLIN HFA 97 82 145 159
SINGULAIR 96 77 146 113
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 96 96 146 215
FLOVENT HFA 96 87 146 155
HUMALOG 96 89 146 153
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95 84 S2 150 84
CEFTRIAXONE 94 87 151 246
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 93 72 152 276
MUPIROCIN 92 76 153 200
GEMFIBROZIL 91 58 154 114
ERYTHROMYCIN 90 87 155 202
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 87 77 156 278
FELODIPINE ER 86 74 157 79
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 84 82 158 280
PROPRANOLOL HCL 84 68 158 121
KLOR-CON M10 83 78 160 162
AVELOX 83 75 160 184
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 83 80 160 247
ROPINIROLE HCL 82 63 163 141
METOLAZONE 80 77 164 247
CHOLESTYRAMINE 80 62 164 253
GLUCAGEN 80 51 164 255
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 80 64 164 222
NOVOLIN R 79 66 168 165
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 78 42 169 285
SUCRALFATE 78 64 169 285
PROCRIT 78 78 169 214
VESICARE 77 54 172 257
PERPHENAZINE 77 68 172 287
SANTYL 77 65 172 287
ZETIA 75 56 175 89
LITHIUM CARBONATE 74 24 176 232
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 73 44 177 290
BUPROPION HCL SR 72 60 178 154
TOPIRAMATE 72 29 178 228
LIPITOR 72 69 178 33
NITROSTAT 69 66 181 293
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 69 69 181 262
COMPRO 69 62 10 181 293
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67 54 184 206
GALANTAMINE HBR 66 66 185 234
LABETALOL HCL 65 57 186 149
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 65 50 186 253
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 63 63 S3 188 142
PHENYTOIN 62 45 189 301
KETOCONAZOLE 62 45 189 196
COMBIVENT 62 47 189 126
MORPHINE SULFATE 60 56 S2 192 268
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60 53 192 185
CEFUROXIME 59 56 194 167
CARBAMAZEPINE 59 29 194 207
VERAPAMIL ER 59 59 194 77
PRIMIDONE 57 47 197 305
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 57 50 197 252
HUMULIN R 56 45 199 266
ASACOL 55 50 200 308
NITROFURANTOIN 54 52 201 237
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 53 53 202 268
CELEBREX 52 48 203 116
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 52 40 203 241
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 52 44 203 316
LOPERAMIDE 51 47 206 317
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 36 206 143
AMOXICILLIN 50 35 208 193
CLOTRIMAZOLE 50 40 208 227
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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.