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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,723Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 198 providers in this state and specialty

$806K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 198 providers in this state and specialty

578 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

42% of this provider’s 578 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 578 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$777K

2014

$811K

2015

$806K

2016

Number of Claims

15,511

2014

14,909

2015

14,723

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 710

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

103

patients, 18% of all patients

1 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 604

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

111

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 565

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

3 8
OMEPRAZOLE 516

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

5 9
SIMVASTATIN 452

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

6 6
LISINOPRIL 416

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

7 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

8 5
METFORMIN HCL 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

9 7
SERTRALINE HCL 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

10 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

11 11
GABAPENTIN 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

12 12
FENOFIBRATE* 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

13 78
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

14 40
ALLOPURINOL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

15 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

16 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

17 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

17 10
PREDNISONE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

19 45
TRAZODONE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

20 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

21 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

22 15
TRAMADOL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

O 23 38
CLONAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

24 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

25 48
ALPRAZOLAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

26 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

26 29
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 28 19
SYNTHROID 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

29 57
TERAZOSIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

30 92
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

31 75
CRESTOR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

32 72
LEVOFLOXACIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

A 32 140
BYSTOLIC 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

34 155
PAROXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 54
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

35 26
IBUPROFEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

37 35
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 49
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 53
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

A 40 100
CLOPIDOGREL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 33
AZITHROMYCIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

A 42 58
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

43 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 44 88
CITALOPRAM HBR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 20
ATENOLOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 13
TEMAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 47 95
KLOR-CON 10 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 145
BENICAR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

49 160
GLIPIZIDE ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

49 59
METFORMIN HCL ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

51 30
FLUOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

51 34
JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 71
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 141
TAMSULOSIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 24
VALSARTAN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 70
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 57 132
GEMFIBROZIL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 58 105
QUINAPRIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 58 62
BUPROPION XL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 126
GLIPIZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 44
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 81
MEMANTINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 63 96
IRBESARTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 64 126
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A 64 118
PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

66 55
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 67 110
RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 25
LORAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 28
NIFEDIPINE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 70 133
NAPROXEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

71 65
LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 71 79
BUPROPION HCL SR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 73 120
ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 73 122
BENICAR HCT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 73 203
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 June 24, 2010.
  • 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.