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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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8,295Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 113 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

$413K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 107 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

435 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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 336 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

16% of this provider’s 435 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 435 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

19 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

$485K

2014

$444K

2015

$413K

2016

Number of Claims

8,939

2014

8,511

2015

8,295

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 591

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

116

patients, 27% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 530

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

98

patients, 23% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 423

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

3 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 360

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

4 1
SIMVASTATIN 303

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

68

patients, 16% of all patients

5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 294

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

7 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

8 10
METFORMIN HCL ER 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

9 41
FUROSEMIDE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

10 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

11 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

12 16
METFORMIN HCL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

13 11
GABAPENTIN 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

14 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

15 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

16 48
GLIMEPIRIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

17 37
LANTUS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

18 67
CITALOPRAM HBR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

19 19
TRAZODONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

20 14
GLIPIZIDE ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

21 61
ATENOLOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

22 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

22 36
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

24 128
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

25 68
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

25 22
ALLOPURINOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

27 27
SPIRIVA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

28 60
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 29 69
CARVEDILOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

29 57
PAROXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 31 53
KLOR-CON M20 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

32 97
CLOPIDOGREL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

33 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

33 21
RANITIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 35 28
OXYCODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 36 51
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 37 120
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 23
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, 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.