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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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9,483Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 90 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

$332K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 148 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

530 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

32% 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

11% 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

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$375K

2014

$362K

2015

$332K

2016

Number of Claims

9,858

2014

9,676

2015

9,483

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 486

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

1 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 429

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

112

patients, 21% of all patients

2 16
OMEPRAZOLE 420

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

103

patients, 19% of all patients

3 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 347

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

4 9
LISINOPRIL 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

6 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

7 3
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

105

patients, 20% of all patients

8 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

9 8
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

10 45
ATENOLOL 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

11 12
METFORMIN HCL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

12 11
FUROSEMIDE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

13 7
ALPRAZOLAM 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

14 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

15 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

16 25
SIMVASTATIN 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

17 6
RANITIDINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

18 28
TRAZODONE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

18 14
SERTRALINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

20 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

21 13
CLONAZEPAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

22 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

23 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

24 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

25 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

26 21
CLOPIDOGREL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

26 29
GABAPENTIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

28 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 29 24
GLIPIZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 42
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

31 69
PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

32 33
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

33 49
IBUPROFEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

34 52
PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 53
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 151
TRAMADOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 37 32
ALLOPURINOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 27
MIRTAZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 31
AMOXICILLIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A 40 156
AZITHROMYCIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

A 41 56
FELODIPINE ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 114
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 43 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 43 44
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 April 4, 2017.
  • 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.