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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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27,453Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

$1.59M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

537 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

17% of this provider’s 482 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

28% of this provider’s 537 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 537 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

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 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

$1.59M

2014

$1.56M

2015

$1.59M

2016

Number of Claims

31,311

2014

28,738

2015

27,453

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 1,570

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,503

prescriptions.

113

patients, 21% of all patients

1 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,030

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,018

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

2 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 823

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

123

patients, 23% of all patients

3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 771

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

697

prescriptions.

133

patients, 25% of all patients

4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 768

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

742

prescriptions.

95

patients, 18% of all patients

5 5
TRAZODONE HCL 710

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

112

patients, 21% of all patients

6 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 668

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

7 36
LISINOPRIL 664

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

94

patients, 18% of all patients

8 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 645

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

104

patients, 19% of all patients

9 8
GABAPENTIN 549

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

10 17
SERTRALINE HCL 537

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

11 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

12 3
MIRTAZAPINE 521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

13 31
METFORMIN HCL 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

14 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

15 30
SIMVASTATIN 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

16 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

P 17 46
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

18 49
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

19 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

20 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

21 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

22 19
NAMENDA XR 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

23 50
PREDNISONE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

24 33
ATENOLOL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

25 12
LANTUS 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

26 67
RISPERIDONE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

P 27 75
TRAMADOL HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

O 28 32
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

29 89
DULOXETINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

30 47
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

31 95
ZANTAC 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 10 31 218
BYSTOLIC 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 102
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

34 71
BUMETANIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

35 147
LEVETIRACETAM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

35 78
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

37 10
LATANOPROST 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

38 81
CLOPIDOGREL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

39 29
FINASTERIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

40 62
RANITIDINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

41 28
ELIQUIS 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 118
NUEDEXTA 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

<11 42 167
FENOFIBRATE* 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

44 110
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 18
LORAZEPAM 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

46 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

47 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

48 91
CARVEDILOL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 57
XARELTO 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 74
GLIPIZIDE ER 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

49 61
ADVAIR DISKUS 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

52 59
TORSEMIDE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 205
OLANZAPINE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 54 105
GLIPIZIDE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

55 42
SPIRONOLACTONE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 88
APTIOM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 56 258
LYRICA 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 131
SPIRIVA 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

59 60
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 92
GENERLAC 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

61 158
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

62 34
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 63 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 85
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

63 23
BACLOFEN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 66 106
KLOR-CON M20 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

66 97
CLOZAPINE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 P 66 101
CLONAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

69 35
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 70 70
HUMALOG 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 140
JANUVIA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 72 77
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 73 139
LEVOFLOXACIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A 73 87
DIGOXIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

75 82
RIVASTIGMINE* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 76 162
LOVASTATIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 40
ROPINIROLE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 78 135
LEVEMIR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 79 210
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

80 142
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

81 68
GLIPIZIDE XL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 154
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

83 22
PRADAXA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 83 221
KLOR-CON M10 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

85 233
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

85 107
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

87 43
NOVOLOG 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

88 133
ALPRAZOLAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

88 20
NIFEDIPINE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 90 127
CHLORTHALIDONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 90 86
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 92 170
METOLAZONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 93 245
NEXIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 93 121
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

95 64
AMINO ACIDS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 10 96 311
FLOVENT DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 96 247
LACTULOSE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 98 116
VOLTAREN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 99 199
VENLAFAXINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 100 177
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 101 128
AMITIZA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 102 261
ENULOSE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 102 332
LIDOCAINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 104 163
TRADJENTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 104 130
PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 106 53
BUSPIRONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 106 134
CEPHALEXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

A 106 122
MECLIZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 109 111
DILTIAZEM HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 109 185
BUDESONIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 109 228
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

112 257
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 Oct. 30, 2009.
  • 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.