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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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8,194Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 198 providers in this state and specialty

$563K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 198 providers in this state and specialty

273 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
42% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

15% of this provider’s 273 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 273 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$404K

2014

$512K

2015

$563K

2016

Number of Claims

6,709

2014

7,527

2015

8,194

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 292

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

47

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 291

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

44

patients, 16% of all patients

2 3
OXYCODONE HCL 287

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

O 3 42
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

O 4 19
GABAPENTIN 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

40

patients, 15% of all patients

5 12
LISINOPRIL 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

49

patients, 18% of all patients

6 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

7 9
IBUPROFEN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

45

patients, 16% of all patients

8 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

37

patients, 14% of all patients

9 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

10 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

11 10
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

O 12 50
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

13 15
SIMVASTATIN 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

14 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

15 26
ALPRAZOLAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

16 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

17 4
OXYCONTIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O 18 100
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

O 18 102
FUROSEMIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

20 8
TIZANIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

21 154
RANITIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

22 25
TRAZODONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

23 14
VENTOLIN HFA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

23 63
METFORMIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

25 7
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 7% of all patients

26 125
LYRICA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

27 158
ATENOLOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

28 13
TRAMADOL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O 28 38
MELOXICAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

30 37
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 30 68
CLONAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 5% of all patients

30 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

33 34
GLIPIZIDE ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

34 59
PROAIR HFA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

35 55
ADVAIR DISKUS 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

36 66
NAPROXEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

37 65
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

38 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 38 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

40 46
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 41 85
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.