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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,483Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 355

$901K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 355

1,008 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older
36% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Rhode Island
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 1,008 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 1,008 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $47 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Rhode Island
SIMVASTATIN 996 871 187 1 3
LISINOPRIL 819 706 160 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 766 692 143 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 703 622 111 4 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 674 570 121 5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 645 502 134 6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 529 489 99 7 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 511 441 94 8 9
FUROSEMIDE 501 426 114 9 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 478 272 94 S3 10 17
ATENOLOL 466 427 87 11 11
ALPRAZOLAM 391 299 73 B 12 21
METFORMIN HCL 325 284 69 13 12
SERTRALINE HCL 320 269 62 14 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 305 189 57 15 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 300 295* 58 16 13
GABAPENTIN 226 160 53 17 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 226 191 42 17 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 222 204 35 19 23
CLOPIDOGREL 221 209 38 20 22
ALLOPURINOL 221 191 40 20 29
LOVASTATIN 198 170 38 22 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 192 173 44 23 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171 156 36 24 38
QUINAPRIL HCL 163 158* 30 25 63
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 160 155* 31 26 49
PAROXETINE HCL 157 141 22 27 52
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 155 128 38 28 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 155 104 33 28 33
RAMIPRIL 153 148* 32 30 103
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 148 123 32 31 20
PROAIR HFA 147 76 46 32 40
GLIMEPIRIDE 143 138* 27 33 50
NEXIUM 143 125 28 33 60
FENOFIBRATE* 141 77 27 35 58
PREDNISONE 136 108 99 36 41
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 134 129* 30 37 71
OXYCODONE HCL 133 44 22 S2 38 66
TRAMADOL HCL 130 103 34 39 31
RANITIDINE HCL 126 111 25 40 36
DIAZEPAM 124 77 26 B 41 82
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 123 102 57 42 35
MIRTAZAPINE 121 96 25 43 32
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 114 75 25 44 56
CARVEDILOL 111 100 19 45 67
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110 93 22 46 55
FENOFIBRATE* 106 101* 15 47 58
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 101 96* 25 48 70
DONEPEZIL HCL 100 100 16 49 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98 93* 20 50 74
CITALOPRAM HBR 98 68 21 50 18
CLONAZEPAM 96 63 21 B 52 39
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 95 90* 25 53 68
CRESTOR 92 87* 24 54 34
TRAZODONE HCL 89 58 26 55 16
DIOVAN 89 61 18 55 37
BENAZEPRIL HCL 88 76 13 57 120
DIGOX 87 87 15 58 94
ADVAIR DISKUS 83 54 25 59 45
VERAPAMIL ER 81 76* 15 60 83
GLYBURIDE 80 80 16 R 61 75
CYMBALTA 77 41 16 62 44
NAMENDA 77 <11 <11 62 25
FINASTERIDE 76 76 15 64 79
METFORMIN HCL ER 73 60 14 65 53
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72 36 19 S2 66 85
GLIPIZIDE 71 58 18 67 47
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 70 56 56 68 133
LORAZEPAM 68 53 21 B 69 30
LANTUS 65 54 11 70 62
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 65 <11 <11 S2 70 140
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 64 <11 <11 72 110
PROPRANOLOL HCL 64 64 11 72 121
AZITHROMYCIN 60 44 51 74 64
HYDRALAZINE HCL 60 <11 <11 74 123
NIFEDIPINE ER 59 59 11 76 117
FLOVENT HFA 58 53* 21 77 163
KLOR-CON 10 56 51* 12 78 184
KLOR-CON M20 56 <11 <11 78 69
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 55 36 16 80 61
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 15 15 R 81 108
EVISTA 53 <11 <11 82 119
SYNTHROID 52 40 14 83 43
FAMOTIDINE* 52 <11 <11 83 135
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 45* 12 85 92
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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.