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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,809Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 189

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 189

897 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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

6% of this provider’s 897 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 897 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 23,796 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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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.

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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
LISINOPRIL 1,914 1,652 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 1,566 1,335 2 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,219 1,071 3 6
METFORMIN HCL 1,062 892 4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 984 848 5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 877 709 6 3
FUROSEMIDE 740 661 7 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 667 604 8 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 622 551 9 5
GLIPIZIDE 544 458 10 39
WARFARIN SODIUM 534 479 11 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 510 376 S3 12 11
LOVASTATIN 461 398 13 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 383 274 14 13
RANITIDINE HCL 377 311 15 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 369 328 16 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 365 290 17 15
QUINAPRIL HCL 326 294 18 53
IBUPROFEN 309 239 19 34
CAPTOPRIL 281 247 20 102
DIGOXIN 276 258 21 66
TRAZODONE HCL 275 205 22 16
GEMFIBROZIL 259 245 23 79
GLIPIZIDE ER 254 181 24 52
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 236 209 25 8
CRESTOR 235 188 26 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 231 163 27 29
FENOFIBRATE 225 180 28 36
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 224 193 29 129
NEXIUM 222 210 30 62
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 211 202 31 63
DONEPEZIL HCL 210 198 32 27
GLIPIZIDE XL 185 172 33 97
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 179 156 S3 34 86
NAPROXEN 177 144 35 81
KLOR-CON M20 173 165 36 80
ATENOLOL 166 152 37 12
MECLIZINE HCL 165 133 38 114
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 164 106 39 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 162 153 40 58
MELOXICAM 161 132 41 54
FLUOCINONIDE 159 136 42 150
SERTRALINE HCL 158 111 43 17
GLYBURIDE 155 134 R 44 60
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143 134 45 43
PIROXICAM 140 129 46 155
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 137 127 47 19
PROAIR HFA 135 100 48 35
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 133 105 49 69
LIPITOR 130 106 50 57
TAMSULOSIN HCL 127 127 51 28
CLOPIDOGREL 122 118 52 48
TRAMADOL HCL 121 107 53 32
ALLOPURINOL 119 101 54 25
MIRTAZAPINE 116 113 55 45
PAROXETINE HCL 116 99 55 46
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 115 107 57 168
INSULIN SYRINGE 115 96 57 143
SPIRIVA 104 89 59 33
LANTUS 103 86 60 56
GABAPENTIN 100 72 61 22
HUMULIN 70-30 98 75 62 174
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 78 63 23
FINASTERIDE 96 96 64 83
AMOXICILLIN 96 83 64 94
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 93 89 66 41
TRICOR 92 55 67 106
NAMENDA 92 92 67 49
PLAVIX 90 88 69 74
PREDNISONE 89 75 70 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 87 87 71 61
CARVEDILOL 86 86 72 65
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86 59 S2 72 76
COMBIVENT 84 84 74 116
LORAZEPAM 82 77 75 148
ADVAIR DISKUS 80 69 76 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 80 80 76 20
RAMIPRIL 76 76 78 67
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76 76 78 77
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76 69 78 30
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 74 63 81 123
ALPRAZOLAM 71 61 82 95
PROPRANOLOL HCL 70 65 83 153
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 69 69 84 68
BONIVA 62 58 85 192
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 61 45 86 195
LIDODERM 60 49 87 103
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60 59 87 161
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 60 50 87 91
FAMOTIDINE 58 58 90 135
KLOR-CON M10 57 48 91 157
PRANDIN 56 54 92 206
DIOVAN 53 40 93 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL 51 32 94 125
INDOMETHACIN 51 41 R 94 216
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 50 50 96 146
BENICAR HCT 50 34 96 172
JANUVIA 50 32 96 117
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50 44 R 96 70
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 Nov. 26, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.