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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,158Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 96 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

$590K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 59 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

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

45% 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

28% of this provider’s 333 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 333 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$651K

2014

$533K

2015

$590K

2016

Number of Claims

8,629

2014

8,738

2015

9,158

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 480

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

88

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 366

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 336

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

56

patients, 17% of all patients

4 4
SIMVASTATIN 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

5 6
METFORMIN HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

6 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

7 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

8 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

9 23
FUROSEMIDE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

10 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

11 8
GABAPENTIN 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

12 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

13 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

14 9
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

15 38
MIRTAZAPINE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

16 31
LISINOPRIL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

16 2
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

18 25
GLIMEPIRIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

19 37
ALLOPURINOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

20 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

21 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

22 21
SPIRONOLACTONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

23 88
CLOPIDOGREL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

24 29
CRESTOR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

25 63
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

25 22
ATENOLOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

27 12
BYSTOLIC 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

28 102
DULOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

29 47
WARFARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

30 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

31 44
MELOXICAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

32 39
ALPRAZOLAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

33 20
SERTRALINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

33 15
PREDNISONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

35 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

35 30
FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

37 124
FENOFIBRATE* 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

38 93
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 P 39 46
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

39 69
CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

39 19
XARELTO 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 42 74
TRAMADOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

O 43 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 44 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 45 48
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 46 70
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 March 5, 2008.
  • 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.