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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,149Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 80 providers in this state and specialty

$476K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 80 providers in this state and specialty

311 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
41% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

8% of this provider’s 311 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 311 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$454K

2014

$485K

2015

$476K

2016

Number of Claims

8,690

2014

9,456

2015

8,149

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
OMEPRAZOLE 512

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

78

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 408

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

64

patients, 21% of all patients

2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

52

patients, 17% of all patients

O 3 11
LISINOPRIL 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
METFORMIN HCL 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

5 7
GABAPENTIN 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

7 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

8 12
FUROSEMIDE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

9 19
LOVASTATIN 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

10 32
IBUPROFEN 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

11 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

12 4
RANITIDINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

13 13
OXYCODONE HCL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

O 14 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

15 23
ATENOLOL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

16 21
BACLOFEN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

17 56
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

18 71
MELOXICAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

19 29
GLIPIZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

20 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

21 18
SERTRALINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

22 22
VENTOLIN HFA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

23 26
TRAZODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

24 14
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

24 35
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 26 39
SIMVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

27 8
JANUVIA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 28 90
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

O 29 25
NAPROXEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

29 64
DULOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 31 53
FLUOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

32 52
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

33 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

34 24
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 6% of all patients

35 50
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

36 38
TRAMADOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

O 37 31
NIFEDIPINE ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 38 112
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

38 10
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 40 114
GLIMEPIRIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 40 60
SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 40 68
CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

43 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 Jan. 5, 2012.
  • 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.