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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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12,704Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

$533K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 74 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

582 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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 582 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 582 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

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$532K

2014

$447K

2015

$533K

2016

Number of Claims

12,936

2014

11,897

2015

12,704

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 1,274

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,206

prescriptions.

222

patients, 38% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 849

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

820

prescriptions.

135

patients, 23% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 794

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

741

prescriptions.

143

patients, 25% of all patients

3 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 605

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

4 10
OMEPRAZOLE 506

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
METFORMIN HCL 469

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

6 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 457

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

7 5
ATENOLOL 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

8 12
SIMVASTATIN 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

9 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

10 13
LOVASTATIN 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

11 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

12 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

13 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

14 9
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

15 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

16 19
ALPRAZOLAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

17 20
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

18 182
GLIMEPIRIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

19 37
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 20 24
MELOXICAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

21 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

21 18
FUROSEMIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

23 7
METFORMIN HCL ER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

24 41
FLUOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

25 48
PAROXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

26 53
ALLOPURINOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

27 27
KLOR-CON M20 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

28 97
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 68
TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

32 22
AZITHROMYCIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

A 33 56
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 23
GLIPIZIDE ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 34 61
ACARBOSE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 238
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 128
CRESTOR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

37 63
VALSARTAN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

37 65
CLONAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 35
TRAMADOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 41 32
INSULIN SYRINGE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 248
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 43 70
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A 44 145
PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 54
LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 46 26
CARVEDILOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 47 57
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 48 337
SERTRALINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 50 46
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 17, 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.