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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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14,745Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 198 providers in this state and specialty

$766K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 198 providers in this state and specialty

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

30% 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

22% of this provider’s 594 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 594 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$638K

2014

$664K

2015

$766K

2016

Number of Claims

13,878

2014

13,924

2015

14,745

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 693

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

116

patients, 20% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 529

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 504

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

3 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 480

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

4 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

5 15
LISINOPRIL 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

6 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

7 11
SIMVASTATIN 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

8 6
CLONAZEPAM 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

9 23
METFORMIN HCL 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

10 7
ATENOLOL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

11 13
GABAPENTIN 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

12 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

O 13 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

14 9
FUROSEMIDE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

15 8
FENOFIBRATE* 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

16 80
ALPRAZOLAM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

17 22
LORAZEPAM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

18 28
MELOXICAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

19 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

20 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

21 20
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

22 53
WARFARIN SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

23 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

24 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

25 39
GLIMEPIRIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

26 43
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

27 94
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

28 46
IBUPROFEN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

28 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

30 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

31 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

32 26
DULOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

33 41
BENAZEPRIL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 110
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 29
CLOPIDOGREL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

37 88
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 81
RANITIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 25
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 40 50
TRAMADOL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

O 41 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 34
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 32
LOVASTATIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 36
SERTRALINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

44 17
TRAZODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 14
PREDNISONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

47 45
SYNTHROID 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 57
ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 31
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 122
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 50 104
METFORMIN HCL ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

53 27
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 74
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 55 67
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

56 49
PAROXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 54
QUINAPRIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 62
SPIRIVA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 59 60
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 16
DIAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 69
LACTULOSE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 62 197
OXYCODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 O 63 42
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 63 87
NAPROXEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

63 65
ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 66 122
MECLIZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

66 148
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 Nov. 3, 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.