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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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12,183Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 53 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

$565K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 64 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

538 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

18% of this provider’s 538 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 538 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

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$486K

2014

$550K

2015

$565K

2016

Number of Claims

10,970

2014

11,699

2015

12,183

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 715

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

119

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 702

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

667

prescriptions.

110

patients, 20% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 522

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

103

patients, 19% of all patients

3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 489

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

5 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

6 5
FUROSEMIDE 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

6 7
SIMVASTATIN 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

8 6
ATENOLOL 314

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

9 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

10 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

O 11 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

12 16
METFORMIN HCL 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

13 11
TRAZODONE HCL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

14 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

15 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

16 18
ALLOPURINOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

16 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

18 19
GABAPENTIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

19 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

20 23
OXYCODONE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 21 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

22 22
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

23 38
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 24 72
METFORMIN HCL ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

25 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

26 21
CRESTOR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 63
GLIPIZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

28 42
RANITIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 28
GLIMEPIRIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 37
JANUVIA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

31 77
FELODIPINE ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

31 114
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

33 71
SERTRALINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 15
CLOPIDOGREL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 29
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 36 69
XARELTO 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 36 74
DULOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 38 47
TIZANIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

38 137
LORAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

40 26
CLONAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

40 35
LOVASTATIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 40
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 49
VALSARTAN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 65
MELOXICAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

43 39
WARFARIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 43
NIFEDIPINE ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 47 127
MECLIZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 111
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

50 44
BUPROPION HCL SR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 123
FENTANYL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 O 52 204
FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 48
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 54 64
GLIPIZIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 61
SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 88
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 36
TRAMADOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 57 32
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. 17, 2015.
  • 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.