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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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8,300Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 112 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

$374K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 125 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

354 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

23% of this provider’s 354 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 354 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

$45 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

$342K

2014

$349K

2015

$374K

2016

Number of Claims

8,525

2014

8,437

2015

8,300

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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 498

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

74

patients, 21% of all patients

1 16
LISINOPRIL 325

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 320

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 317

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

6 9
SIMVASTATIN 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

7 6
METFORMIN HCL 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

8 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

9 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

10 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

11 8
FUROSEMIDE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

12 7
PAROXETINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

13 53
CITALOPRAM HBR 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

14 19
ATENOLOL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

15 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

16 34
VERAPAMIL ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

17 100
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

18 18
ALLOPURINOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

18 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

20 37
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

20 80
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

O 22 24
ADVAIR DISKUS 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

23 59
CLOPIDOGREL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

24 29
QUINAPRIL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 25 73
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

25 38
RAMIPRIL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

27 148
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

28 36
SERTRALINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

29 15
ZETIA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

30 98
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 31 66
DULOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

32 47
TRAMADOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

O 33 32
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 34 68
JANUVIA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 35 77
WARFARIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 36 13
CLONAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 36 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 36 21
MELOXICAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

39 39
GEMFIBROZIL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 40 150
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

41 54
RANITIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 41 28
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.