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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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6,031Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 198 providers in this state and specialty

$230K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 57 out of 198 providers in this state and specialty

320 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

25% of this provider’s 320 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 320 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%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$229K

2014

$238K

2015

$230K

2016

Number of Claims

5,130

2014

5,630

2015

6,031

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
OMEPRAZOLE 327

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

53

patients, 17% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 310

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 282

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 252

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 232

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

5 5
SIMVASTATIN 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

6 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

7 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

8 9
IBUPROFEN 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

9 35
ATENOLOL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

9 13
FUROSEMIDE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

11 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

O 12 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

13 16
CLONAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

14 23
METFORMIN HCL ER 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

15 30
DIAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

16 69
SERTRALINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

17 17
LORAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

18 28
CLOPIDOGREL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

19 33
MELOXICAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

20 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

21 10
METFORMIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 22 7
TRAZODONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

23 14
ALPRAZOLAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

23 22
TRIAZOLAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

25 183
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

26 11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 26 81
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 28 88
SYNTHROID 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 29 57
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 Feb. 12, 2008.
  • 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.