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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,007Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 198 providers in this state and specialty

$539K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 198 providers in this state and specialty

617 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

24% of this provider’s 617 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 617 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$34 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$578K

2014

$565K

2015

$539K

2016

Number of Claims

16,475

2014

16,145

2015

16,007

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 1,210

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,184

prescriptions.

201

patients, 33% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,014

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

982

prescriptions.

161

patients, 26% of all patients

2 5
LISINOPRIL 714

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

686

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

3 2
METFORMIN HCL 502

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

4 7
SIMVASTATIN 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

5 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

7 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

8 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

9 27
FUROSEMIDE 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

10 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

11 9
OMEPRAZOLE 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

12 3
GLIMEPIRIDE 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

13 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

14 24
SYNTHROID 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

15 57
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

15 49
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

17 29
SERTRALINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

18 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

19 10
GABAPENTIN 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

20 12
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

21 137
LABETALOL HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

22 109
ALLOPURINOL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

23 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

24 18
IRBESARTAN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

25 126
CLOPIDOGREL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

25 33
LORAZEPAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

27 28
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

28 75
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

29 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

29 16
CHLORTHALIDONE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

31 84
SPIRONOLACTONE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

31 91
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

33 74
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 64
MELOXICAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

35 37
CLONAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

36 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 48
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 53
TRAMADOL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

O 39 38
TRAZODONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

40 14
AZITHROMYCIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

A 41 58
CARVEDILOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 56
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 43 19
VALSARTAN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 70
ALPRAZOLAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 22
QUINAPRIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 62
DULOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 47 41
DIAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 69
INDAPAMIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 49 159
BUMETANIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 50 163
BUSPIRONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

50 112
LOVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 36
FENOFIBRATE* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 78
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 39
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 55 87
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 104
ROPINIROLE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 57 115
FELODIPINE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 57 131
RANITIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 25
METFORMIN HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 30
PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

61 45
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 62 85
VERAPAMIL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 63 76
RISPERIDONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 P 64 90
MIRTAZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 64 47
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 64 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 68 34
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 Dec. 13, 2017.
  • 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.