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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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23,149Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

1,049 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

1% of this provider’s 871 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

12% of this provider’s 1,049 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 1,049 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

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$746K

2014

$718K

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

18,484

2014

19,381

2015

23,149

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
LISINOPRIL 1,038

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

884

prescriptions.

180

patients, 17% of all patients

1 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,023

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

929

prescriptions.

186

patients, 18% of all patients

2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 967

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

905

prescriptions.

172

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 903

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

158

patients, 15% of all patients

4 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 893

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

800

prescriptions.

164

patients, 16% of all patients

5 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 798

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

145

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 624

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

7 10
METFORMIN HCL 619

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

8 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 594

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

9 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

10 9
ATENOLOL 501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

11 12
FUROSEMIDE 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

12 7
ALPRAZOLAM 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

13 20
GABAPENTIN 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

14 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

O 15 24
SERTRALINE HCL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

16 15
PAROXETINE HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

17 53
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

18 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

19 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

19 16
ALLOPURINOL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

21 27
CLOPIDOGREL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

22 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

23 37
PREDNISONE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

169

patients, 16% of all patients

24 33
LOVASTATIN 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

25 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

26 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

27 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

28 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

29 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

30 18
TRAMADOL HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

O 31 32
RANITIDINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

32 28
DIAZEPAM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

33 76
MIRTAZAPINE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

34 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

35 30
TRAZODONE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

36 14
RAMIPRIL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

37 148
GLIPIZIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

38 42
LORAZEPAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

39 26
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

40 66
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

41 71
CRESTOR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

42 63
FENOFIBRATE* 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

43 93
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

44 38
CLONAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

45 35
MELOXICAM 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

46 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

46 25
QUINAPRIL HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

48 73
VALSARTAN 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

49 65
SUBOXONE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

50 103
CARVEDILOL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 57
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

52 85
FENOFIBRATE* 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 124
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

54 36
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

55 69
IBUPROFEN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

55 52
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 115
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

58 45
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

O 59 164
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

60 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

61 19
FINASTERIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 62
DULOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 47
METFORMIN HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

64 41
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

65 64
VENTOLIN HFA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

66 79
JANUVIA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

67 77
SYNTHROID 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

67 58
LIDOCAINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

69 163
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

69 68
VERAPAMIL ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

69 100
OXYCODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 72 51
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

73 49
ADVAIR DISKUS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 59
ELIQUIS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 73 118
HYDRALAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 76 107
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 80
LANTUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 76 67
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 79 55
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

80 90
FLUOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

81 48
BUPROPION HCL SR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 81 123
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 83 174
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 P 84 46
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 85 136
ZETIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 85 98
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

85 117
SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 88 88
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 April 10, 2014.
  • 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.