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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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13,236Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 38 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

$595K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 56 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

485 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

42% of this provider’s 485 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 485 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

11% 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

27 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

$584K

2014

$562K

2015

$595K

2016

Number of Claims

13,655

2014

13,686

2015

13,236

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
OMEPRAZOLE 904

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

756

prescriptions.

177

patients, 36% of all patients

1 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 564

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

111

patients, 23% of all patients

2 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 538

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

96

patients, 20% of all patients

3 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

89

patients, 18% of all patients

4 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 416

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

6 3
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

7 34
FENOFIBRATE* 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

8 110
LISINOPRIL 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

9 2
METFORMIN HCL 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

10 11
LOVASTATIN 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

11 40
ATENOLOL 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

12 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

13 22
GABAPENTIN 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

13 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

O 15 24
ALPRAZOLAM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

16 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

17 10
ALLOPURINOL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

18 27
FUROSEMIDE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

19 7
GLIPIZIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

20 42
SIMVASTATIN 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

21 6
OXYCODONE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O 22 51
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

23 8
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

24 69
SERTRALINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

25 15
MELOXICAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

26 39
FLUOXETINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

27 48
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

28 18
RANITIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

29 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 44
NEXIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

31 121
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 19
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

34 66
TRAZODONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

35 14
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 55
ZETIA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

37 98
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 43
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

39 38
KLOR-CON M20 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

39 97
AZITHROMYCIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

A 41 56
CLOPIDOGREL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

41 29
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

A 43 83
ROPINIROLE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

44 135
PREDNISONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

45 33
IBUPROFEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

46 52
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

47 297
LEVOFLOXACIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

A 48 87
LORAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 26
VENTOLIN HFA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 79
CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 63
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

51 25
DULOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 47
WARFARIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

54 13
CLONAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 35
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 45
SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 57 60
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 58 64
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P 58 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 60 23
VERAPAMIL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 61 100
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 July 9, 2007.
  • 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.