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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,570Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$961K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

647 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

10% of this provider’s 585 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

25% of this provider’s 647 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 647 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$903K

2014

$795K

2015

$961K

2016

Number of Claims

19,905

2014

17,010

2015

18,570

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 1,071

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,066

prescriptions.

119

patients, 18% of all patients

1 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 916

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

911

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

2 13
TRAZODONE HCL 812

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

790

prescriptions.

137

patients, 21% of all patients

3 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 745

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

718

prescriptions.

131

patients, 20% of all patients

4 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 613

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

111

patients, 17% of all patients

5 8
OMEPRAZOLE 558

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

6 4
SERTRALINE HCL 556

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

7 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

8 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 496

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

9 3
LISINOPRIL 480

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

10 2
NAMENDA XR 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

11 50
DONEPEZIL HCL 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

12 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

13 21
MIRTAZAPINE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

14 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

15 49
GABAPENTIN 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

16 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

17 18
ADVAIR DISKUS 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

18 59
DIGOXIN 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

18 82
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

20 9
ATENOLOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

21 12
XARELTO 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

22 74
LEVETIRACETAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

23 78
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

P 24 46
BREO ELLIPTA 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

25 108
METFORMIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

26 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

26 25
PREDNISONE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

28 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

29 16
CLOZAPINE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

<11 P 30 101
CITALOPRAM HBR 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

31 19
CLOPIDOGREL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

33 38
SYMBICORT 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

34 84
LATANOPROST 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

35 81
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

36 23
FINASTERIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

37 62
TRAMADOL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

O 38 32
LEVOFLOXACIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

A 39 87
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

40 36
LYRICA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11 41 131
LORAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

42 26
ALLOPURINOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

43 27
RANITIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 28
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 92
MEMANTINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 96
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 46 91
SPIRIVA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

48 60
RISPERIDONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 48 75
HUMALOG 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 48 140
HYDRALAZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 107
LANTUS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 67
DULOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 47
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

54 89
ELIQUIS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 118
RIVASTIGMINE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 55 162
CLONAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 35
CARVEDILOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 57
LABETALOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 59 141
OXYCODONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O 60 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

61 22
NYSTOP 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

62 201
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 63 125
MUPIROCIN* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 198
PROAIR HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

65 54
OLANZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 P 66 105
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 10
FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 48
KLOR-CON M20 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 97
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 70 68
GENERLAC 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 158
NEXIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 72 121
BUMETANIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 73 147
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 74 170
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 34
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 85
COLCRYS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 74 243
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 74 208
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 79 24
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 80 110
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 June 26, 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.