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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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14,112Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 198 providers in this state and specialty

$652K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 198 providers in this state and specialty

530 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

34% of this provider’s 530 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 530 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% 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 $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$662K

2014

$634K

2015

$652K

2016

Number of Claims

14,752

2014

14,046

2015

14,112

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 776

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

129

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 750

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

103

patients, 19% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL 678

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

107

patients, 20% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 512

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
METFORMIN HCL 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
SIMVASTATIN 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

7 6
ALLOPURINOL 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

8 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

9 9
ATENOLOL 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

10 13
FUROSEMIDE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

11 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

12 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

12 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

14 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

15 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

16 15
CRESTOR 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

17 72
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

O 18 19
LOVASTATIN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

19 36
RANITIDINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

20 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

21 39
FLUOXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

22 34
LORAZEPAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

22 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

24 40
GLIPIZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

25 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

26 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

27 26
VERAPAMIL ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 76
GABAPENTIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

29 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

30 18
TRAZODONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 14
QUINAPRIL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 62
ZETIA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

33 122
CLONAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

38 48
DULOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 41
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

40 142
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 53
FENOFIBRATE* 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 80
MELOXICAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

43 37
ALPRAZOLAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 22
VALSARTAN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 45 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 66
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 47 81
LANSOPRAZOLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 48 167
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 49 64
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

50 173
SYNTHROID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 51 57
OXYCODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 O 52 42
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 53 68
GLIPIZIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 59
GEMFIBROZIL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 105
NIFEDIPINE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 56 133
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 57 152
GLIPIZIDE XL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

57 116
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 57 46
SERTRALINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 17
AZITHROMYCIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

A 60 58
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

62 55
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 63 75
KLOR-CON M20 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 64 150
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 64 87
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 Dec. 7, 2010.
  • 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.