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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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6,712Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 151 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

$338K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 144 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

328 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

0% of this provider’s 273 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

37% of this provider’s 328 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 328 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$296K

2014

$307K

2015

$338K

2016

Number of Claims

5,972

2014

6,121

2015

6,712

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 450

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

61

patients, 19% of all patients

1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 323

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

56

patients, 17% of all patients

2 4
SIMVASTATIN 301

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 262

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 260

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

5 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

6 5
GABAPENTIN 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

7 17
LORAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

8 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

9 10
GLIPIZIDE ER 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

10 61
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

11 9
ALLOPURINOL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

12 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

13 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

O 14 24
RANITIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

15 28
METFORMIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

16 11
CLONAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

16 35
METFORMIN HCL ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

18 41
FUROSEMIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

19 7
ATENOLOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

20 12
TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

21 14
ALPRAZOLAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

22 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

23 22
PAROXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

24 53
IBUPROFEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

25 52
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 26 70
VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

27 65
SYNTHROID 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 27 58
TIZANIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 29 137
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

30 23
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 31 38
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 32 80
TEMAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 33 119
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 O 34 72
DIAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

35 76
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

36 18
SERTRALINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

36 15
AZITHROMYCIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

A 38 56
BUPROPION HCL SR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 39 123
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.