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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,852Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

$441K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 96 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

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

15% 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 Rhode Island
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

17% of this provider’s 664 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

5% of this provider’s 664 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$28 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$508K

2014

$477K

2015

$441K

2016

Number of Claims

16,074

2014

16,077

2015

15,852

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,296

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,236

prescriptions.

244

patients, 37% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,218

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,123

prescriptions.

197

patients, 30% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 719

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

686

prescriptions.

118

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 648

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 595

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
ATENOLOL 594

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

6 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 554

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

7 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

8 8
SIMVASTATIN 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

9 6
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

10 55
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

11 18
GLIPIZIDE ER 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

12 61
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

13 9
METFORMIN HCL ER 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

14 41
FUROSEMIDE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

15 7
METFORMIN HCL 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

16 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

17 10
GABAPENTIN 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

18 17
TRAZODONE HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

19 14
ALPRAZOLAM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

20 20
ALLOPURINOL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

21 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

22 43
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

23 34
SERTRALINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

24 15
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

25 45
PREDNISONE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

129

patients, 19% of all patients

26 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

27 25
LOVASTATIN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

27 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

29 21
PAROXETINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

30 53
FLUOXETINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

31 48
WARFARIN SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 13
LORAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

33 26
BENAZEPRIL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

34 117
CITALOPRAM HBR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

35 19
RANITIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

36 28
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

37 38
CRESTOR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

38 63
CLOPIDOGREL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 29
DULOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

40 47
FENOFIBRATE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 93
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

42 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 23
QUINAPRIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 44 73
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 44 70
CLONAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 35
SYNTHROID 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 47 58
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 36
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 49 110
VERAPAMIL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 49 100
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 66
GLIPIZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 52 42
VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 65
DONEPEZIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 30
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 54 71
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 56 64
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 57 90
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 Feb. 1, 2011.
  • 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.