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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,271Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

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

38% 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

13% of this provider’s 956 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 956 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

$48 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

$753K

2014

$803K

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

15,477

2014

18,280

2015

22,271

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 1,484

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,330

prescriptions.

280

patients, 29% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,103

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

980

prescriptions.

206

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 1,015

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

883

prescriptions.

192

patients, 20% of all patients

3 4
SIMVASTATIN 974

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

903

prescriptions.

163

patients, 17% of all patients

4 6
METFORMIN HCL 888

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

749

prescriptions.

172

patients, 18% of all patients

5 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 723

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

703

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

6 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 592

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

109

patients, 11% of all patients

7 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 579

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 559

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

10 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

11 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

12 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

13 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

14 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

15 37
TRAZODONE HCL 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

16 14
FUROSEMIDE 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

17 7
ATENOLOL 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

18 12
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

19 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

20 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

21 10
CLONAZEPAM 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

22 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

23 43
GABAPENTIN 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

24 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

25 22
METFORMIN HCL ER 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

26 41
FINASTERIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

27 62
FENOFIBRATE* 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

28 93
ALLOPURINOL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

29 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

29 34
ALPRAZOLAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

31 20
CLOPIDOGREL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

32 29
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

33 68
LORAZEPAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

34 26
MIRTAZAPINE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

35 31
LOVASTATIN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

36 40
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

37 70
WARFARIN SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

38 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O 39 24
TRAMADOL HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O 40 32
IBUPROFEN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

41 52
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O 42 72
SUBOXONE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 43 103
GLIPIZIDE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

43 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 30
MELOXICAM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

46 39
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

47 128
NAPROXEN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

47 94
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

49 38
OXYCODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 50 51
CRESTOR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 63
TRADJENTA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

52 130
DULOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

52 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

54 115
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

54 36
SERTRALINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 15
MECLIZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

57 111
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

O 58 208
BENAZEPRIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 59 117
FENOFIBRATE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

60 110
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

61 44
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

62 182
GLIPIZIDE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

63 61
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

64 152
CARVEDILOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

64 57
DEXILANT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 66 222
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

67 206
NEXIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

68 121
QUINAPRIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

68 73
PREDNISONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

70 33
RANITIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

70 28
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

70 139
DIAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 73 76
FLUOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

74 48
CHLORTHALIDONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 75 86
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 76 49
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 76 90
METHADONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O 78 348
VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 78 65
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

A 80 83
GEMFIBROZIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 80 150
ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 59
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

83 69
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

83 169
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 15, 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.