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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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10,997Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 198 providers in this state and specialty

$410K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 198 providers in this state and specialty

357 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

38% of this provider’s 357 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 357 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

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$450K

2014

$431K

2015

$410K

2016

Number of Claims

11,759

2014

11,050

2015

10,997

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 516

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

71

patients, 20% of all patients

1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 475

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

74

patients, 21% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 423

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

65

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 406

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

60

patients, 17% of all patients

4 5
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 399

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

5 49
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 398

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

59

patients, 17% of all patients

6 9
SIMVASTATIN 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

7 6
FUROSEMIDE 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

8 8
CLONAZEPAM 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

9 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

10 11
METFORMIN HCL 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

11 7
ALLOPURINOL 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

12 31
IBUPROFEN 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

60

patients, 17% of all patients

13 35
LISINOPRIL 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

14 2
ALPRAZOLAM 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

15 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

16 10
MELOXICAM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

17 37
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

18 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

19 88
PREDNISONE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

98

patients, 27% of all patients

20 45
GABAPENTIN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

21 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

22 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

23 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

24 18
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

72

patients, 20% of all patients

A 25 118
TRAZODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

26 14
SUBOXONE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 5% of all patients

27 51
LORAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

28 28
LOVASTATIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 29 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 30 20
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

31 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

32 16
TEMAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

33 95
ATENOLOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 13
MECLIZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

35 148
GLIMEPIRIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

36 43
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 37 61
SYNTHROID 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 37 57
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 39 53
METFORMIN HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 40 30
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 41 110
ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

42 66
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

43 40
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 43 64
FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 43 34
NAPROXEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

46 65
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 46 75
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 48 46
SERTRALINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 49 17
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

49 73
CARVEDILOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 51 56
BUPROPION HCL SR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

52 120
TRAMADOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

O 52 38
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 Oct. 23, 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.