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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,401Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 355

$754K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 355

540 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Rhode Island
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 540 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 540 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $47 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Rhode Island
OMEPRAZOLE 656 482 100 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 655 497 105 2 3
LISINOPRIL 576 428 87 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 428 347 72 4 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 415 359 64 5 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 405 334 64 6 4
METFORMIN HCL 385 309 63 7 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 371 366* 28 8 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 353 313 52 9 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 323 162 61 S3 10 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 311 275 50 11 6
CLOPIDOGREL 213 190 35 12 22
NAMENDA 211 211 16 13 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210 175 31 14 38
ALPRAZOLAM 202 156 41 B 15 21
SERTRALINE HCL 198 163 26 16 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 195 190* 29 17 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 193 160 40 18 33
TRAMADOL HCL 190 143 58 19 31
LORAZEPAM 180 156 38 B 20 30
TRAZODONE HCL 178 123 35 21 16
GABAPENTIN 172 133 28 22 19
CLONAZEPAM 169 64 20 B 23 39
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 155 127 21 24 71
ATENOLOL 147 117 22 25 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 145 140* 27 26 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 144 139* 22 27 24
PROAIR HFA 142 118 33 28 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138 115 26 29 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 130 110 20 30 28
KLOR-CON M20 120 115* 20 31 69
LOVASTATIN 108 73 18 32 27
LYRICA 107 74 16 33 165
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 106 13 34 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 106 87 14 34 14
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 105 90 16 36 70
ALLOPURINOL 104 90 15 37 29
SPIRIVA 102 86 16 38 42
DIAZEPAM 100 50 22 B 39 82
OXYCODONE HCL 100 27 16 S2 39 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98 77 14 41 74
AZITHROMYCIN 86 63 68 42 64
CITALOPRAM HBR 86 57 11 42 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 84 68 15 44 59
LANTUS 81 <11 <11 45 62
PREDNISONE 78 67 41 46 41
RANITIDINE HCL 77 55 17 47 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 72 61 11 A 48 48
VENLAFAXINE HCL 71 <11 <11 49 168
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70 56 45 50 73
MIRTAZAPINE 67 62* 15 51 32
AGGRENOX 66 <11 <11 52 155
TEMAZEPAM 66 45 14 B 52 112
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63 <11 <11 54 110
SPIRONOLACTONE 62 <11 <11 55 99
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61 48 11 56 49
BUMETANIDE 60 60 12 57 147
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 54* 13 58 91
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 57 <11 <11 R 59 146
IBUPROFEN 56 37 18 60 65
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 55 <11 <11 61 68
GLIPIZIDE ER 55 <11 <11 61 72
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54 39 16 63 183
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 21 14 R 63 108
HUMALOG 53 23 12 65 145
SUCRALFATE 53 <11 <11 65 272
ADVAIR DISKUS 50 <11 <11 67 45
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 50 45* 11 67 61
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50 <11 <11 67 113
DIOVAN 50 <11 <11 67 37
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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 7, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.