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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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13,799Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

$716K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

376 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

13% of this provider’s 325 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

25% of this provider’s 376 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

6% of this provider’s 376 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% 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 $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$593K

2014

$638K

2015

$716K

2016

Number of Claims

12,895

2014

12,380

2015

13,799

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,076

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

789

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

1 13
FUROSEMIDE 712

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

88

patients, 23% of all patients

2 7
SERTRALINE HCL 508

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

3 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 494

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

99

patients, 26% of all patients

4 1
TRAZODONE HCL 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

75

patients, 20% of all patients

5 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

93

patients, 25% of all patients

6 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

75

patients, 20% of all patients

7 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

69

patients, 18% of all patients

8 3
LISINOPRIL 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

85

patients, 23% of all patients

9 2
OMEPRAZOLE 361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

88

patients, 23% of all patients

10 4
GABAPENTIN 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

11 17
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

12 68
DONEPEZIL HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

13 30
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

14 184
SIMVASTATIN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

15 6
CLOPIDOGREL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

16 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

17 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

18 21
MIRTAZAPINE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

19 31
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

P 20 46
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

21 95
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

22 23
PREDNISONE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

23 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

24 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

25 9
SPIRIVA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

25 60
METFORMIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

27 11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

28 89
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

29 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

30 22
FINASTERIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

30 62
NAMENDA XR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 32 50
RISPERIDONE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 33 75
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 149
ADVAIR DISKUS 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

35 59
CARVEDILOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

36 57
BUMETANIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 36 147
DULOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

38 47
BREO ELLIPTA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

38 108
LATANOPROST 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

40 81
GLIPIZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

41 42
LEVETIRACETAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

42 78
ELIQUIS 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 43 118
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

43 16
GENERLAC 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 158
XARELTO 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

45 74
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

47 120
LEVOFLOXACIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

A 47 87
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 85
DIGOXIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 49 82
SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

51 88
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 51 319
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 51 125
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

54 38
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 54 77
ATENOLOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

56 12
SANTYL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

57 195
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

58 10
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

59 107
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

60 69
RANITIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

61 28
BUSPIRONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 61 134
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 9, 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.