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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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12,785Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

$725K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

364 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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 304 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

32% of this provider’s 364 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 364 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

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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

$499K

2014

$679K

2015

$725K

2016

Number of Claims

9,898

2014

12,586

2015

12,785

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 729

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

1 13
FUROSEMIDE 472

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

64

patients, 18% of all patients

2 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 426

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

73

patients, 20% of all patients

3 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

68

patients, 19% of all patients

4 8
TRAZODONE HCL 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

73

patients, 20% of all patients

5 14
GABAPENTIN 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

6 17
LISINOPRIL 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

7 2
SERTRALINE HCL 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

8 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

9 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

10 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

11 18
MIRTAZAPINE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

12 31
NAMENDA XR 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

13 50
DONEPEZIL HCL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

14 30
XARELTO 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

15 74
METFORMIN HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

16 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

17 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

18 25
SIMVASTATIN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

19 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

P 20 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

21 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

22 48
LEVETIRACETAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

23 78
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

24 68
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

25 16
CLOZAPINE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 P 26 101
RISPERIDONE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

P 27 75
SPIRIVA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

27 60
ATENOLOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

29 12
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

30 132
SEROQUEL XR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P 31 178
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

32 92
GLIPIZIDE XL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 33 154
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

33 9
DULOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

35 47
MEMANTINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

36 96
DIGOXIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

37 82
CEPHALEXIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

A 38 122
LANTUS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

39 67
CLOPIDOGREL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

40 29
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 41 120
PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

42 33
LACTULOSE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

43 116
HYDRALAZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 43 107
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

45 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 45 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

47 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

47 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 49 70
BUMETANIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 50 147
LEVOFLOXACIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

A 50 87
RANITIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

50 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

53 49
FENOFIBRATE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 53 124
NOVOLOG 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

55 133
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 56 91
FINASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 56 62
ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 58 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

58 22
LATANOPROST 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

60 81
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. 10, 2013.
  • 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.