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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,135Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

$1.7M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

1,047 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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

14% of this provider’s 949 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

31% of this provider’s 1,047 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 1,047 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% 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

36 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

$1.52M

2014

$1.57M

2015

$1.7M

2016

Number of Claims

32,272

2014

32,495

2015

38,135

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 2,876

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

2,626

prescriptions.

113

patients, 11% of all patients

1 13
FUROSEMIDE 2,141

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,944

prescriptions.

261

patients, 25% of all patients

2 7
TRAZODONE HCL 1,736

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,592

prescriptions.

287

patients, 27% of all patients

3 14
SERTRALINE HCL 1,258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,109

prescriptions.

153

patients, 15% of all patients

4 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,128

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,054

prescriptions.

175

patients, 17% of all patients

5 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,019

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

929

prescriptions.

169

patients, 16% of all patients

6 5
LISINOPRIL 963

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

897

prescriptions.

175

patients, 17% of all patients

7 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 926

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

871

prescriptions.

164

patients, 16% of all patients

8 3
MIRTAZAPINE 911

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

888

prescriptions.

157

patients, 15% of all patients

9 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 865

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

807

prescriptions.

173

patients, 17% of all patients

10 1
GABAPENTIN 809

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

134

patients, 13% of all patients

11 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 649

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

12 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 611

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

13 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 589

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

14 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 564

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

P 15 46
OMEPRAZOLE 513

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

16 4
SIMVASTATIN 491

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

17 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 423

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

18 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

19 36
NAMENDA XR 402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

20 50
CLOPIDOGREL 399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

21 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

22 9
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

23 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

24 21
DULOXETINE HCL 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

25 47
ATENOLOL 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

26 12
RANITIDINE HCL 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

27 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

28 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

29 91
LANTUS 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

30 67
METFORMIN HCL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

31 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

32 23
PREDNISONE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

33 33
RISPERIDONE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

P 34 75
CARVEDILOL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

35 57
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

36 89
MEMANTINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

37 96
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

38 34
FINASTERIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

39 62
GLIPIZIDE 185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

40 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

40 85
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

42 70
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

43 10
ALLOPURINOL 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

44 27
LEVETIRACETAM 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

45 78
SPIRIVA 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

46 60
HYDRALAZINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

47 107
LEVOFLOXACIN 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

A 48 87
BACLOFEN 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

49 106
LATANOPROST 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

50 81
CEPHALEXIN 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

A 51 122
FLUOXETINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

52 48
PAROXETINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

53 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

54 22
BREO ELLIPTA 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

55 108
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

56 92
OLANZAPINE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 56 105
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 176
LACTULOSE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

59 116
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

A 60 83
GLIMEPIRIDE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

61 37
SYMBICORT 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

62 84
LORAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

62 26
SPIRONOLACTONE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

62 88
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A 65 145
VALSARTAN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

66 65
NUEDEXTA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11 67 167
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

68 71
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

69 95
DIGOXIN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

70 82
CLOZAPINE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 P 70 101
ADVAIR DISKUS 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

72 59
LEVEMIR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

73 210
VERAPAMIL ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

73 100
LIDOCAINE HCL* 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

75 188
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

76 208
NOVOLOG 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

77 133
VENTOLIN HFA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

78 79
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

79 152
MELOXICAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

79 39
FENOFIBRATE* 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

79 93
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

82 66
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 226
FAMOTIDINE* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

83 143
MUPIROCIN* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

83 198
TRADJENTA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

83 130
TIMOLOL MALEATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

87 217
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

87 64
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

89 120
HUMALOG 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

90 140
BUSPIRONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

90 134
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

92 38
ERYTHROMYCIN* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

A 93 200
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

93 68
RIVASTIGMINE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

93 162
PROPRANOLOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

96 174
ARIPIPRAZOLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P 96 190
SANTYL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

98 195
BUPROPION HCL SR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

98 123
CEFTRIAXONE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

A 100 213
NYAMYC 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

101 181
TRAMADOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O 102 32
ELIQUIS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

103 118
NITROFURANTOIN* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

A 104 310
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 104 55
TOPIRAMATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 106 191
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

106 149
VESICARE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 108 168
LOVASTATIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 108 40
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

A 110 126
XARELTO 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 111 74
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

112 142
BUMETANIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 113 147
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 113 125
DILTIAZEM HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 115 185
MOXIFLOXACIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

A 116 341
ALPRAZOLAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 116 20
AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

A 116 56
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

116 54
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 116 80
ZETIA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 121 98
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 122 170
OXYCODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

O 122 51
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 122 262
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 Nov. 14, 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.