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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,435Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 107 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

$615K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

367 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
10% 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

22% of this provider’s 367 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 367 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$551K

2014

$639K

2015

$615K

2016

Number of Claims

8,398

2014

8,620

2015

8,435

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 776

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

125

patients, 34% of all patients

1 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 549

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

80

patients, 22% of all patients

2 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 535

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

91

patients, 25% of all patients

3 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 402

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

72

patients, 20% of all patients

4 16
OMEPRAZOLE 387

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

69

patients, 19% of all patients

5 4
METFORMIN HCL ER 364

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

60

patients, 16% of all patients

6 41
SYNTHROID 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

7 58
CRESTOR 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

8 63
LISINOPRIL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

9 2
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

10 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

11 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

12 37
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

13 5
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

14 125
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

15 25
VALSARTAN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

16 65
SIMVASTATIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

17 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

18 18
ZETIA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

19 98
PAROXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

20 53
CITALOPRAM HBR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

21 19
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

22 231
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

23 43
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

24 36
ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

25 27
FUROSEMIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

26 7
BYSTOLIC 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

27 102
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

28 90
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 23
AZITHROMYCIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

A 30 56
ONGLYZA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 31 248
TRAZODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 32 14
ATENOLOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

33 12
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 Aug. 27, 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.
  • 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.