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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,015Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

944 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

7% of this provider’s 745 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

24% of this provider’s 944 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 944 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% 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

24 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

$874K

2014

$882K

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

21,250

2014

20,562

2015

23,015

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,013

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

958

prescriptions.

123

patients, 13% of all patients

1 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 946

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

799

prescriptions.

182

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 917

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

820

prescriptions.

143

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 828

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

727

prescriptions.

156

patients, 17% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 710

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 598

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

120

patients, 13% of all patients

6 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 580

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

7 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 529

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

8 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

9 13
ATENOLOL 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

10 12
METFORMIN HCL 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

109

patients, 12% of all patients

11 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

12 10
TRAZODONE HCL 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

13 14
SIMVASTATIN 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

14 6
GABAPENTIN 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

15 17
SERTRALINE HCL 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

16 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

17 30
ALPRAZOLAM 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

18 20
TRAMADOL HCL 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

O 19 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

20 25
MELOXICAM 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

21 39
MIRTAZAPINE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

22 31
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

23 38
LORAZEPAM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

24 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

26 21
XARELTO 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

27 74
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

28 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

29 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

30 36
CLOPIDOGREL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

31 29
LANTUS 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

32 67
SPIRIVA 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

33 60
ALLOPURINOL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

34 27
CLONAZEPAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

35 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

36 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

37 37
RANITIDINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

38 28
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

39 92
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

40 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

41 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

42 49
GLIPIZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

43 42
CARVEDILOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

44 57
PREDNISONE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

45 33
CRESTOR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

46 63
PAROXETINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

46 53
LOVASTATIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

46 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

49 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

50 85
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

51 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

51 59
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

53 44
DULOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

54 47
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 55 91
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 68
NAMENDA XR 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 55 50
CELECOXIB 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

55 160
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

59 70
BYSTOLIC 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

60 102
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

A 61 83
PROAIR HFA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

62 54
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

63 89
TEMAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

64 119
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

64 69
LYRICA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 66 131
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 80
LEVETIRACETAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 78
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

O 69 24
IBUPROFEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

69 52
FINASTERIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

69 62
LEVOFLOXACIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A 72 87
OXYCODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

O 73 51
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

74 153
LATANOPROST 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

75 81
BUMETANIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

76 147
SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

77 88
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 78 90
SYMBICORT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

79 84
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

80 64
AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A 80 56
RISPERIDONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 P 80 75
DIGOXIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 82
LACTULOSE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

84 116
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

84 142
CLONIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

84 144
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

87 152
HUMALOG 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

88 140
VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

88 65
DILTIAZEM HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 88 185
BUPROPION XL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 88 173
BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 92 106
VERAPAMIL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 93 100
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

93 43
NYSTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

93 171
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

96 107
COLCHICINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 96 157
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 May 3, 2016.
  • 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.