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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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11,343Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 62 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

$546K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 68 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

647 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

24% of this provider’s 647 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 647 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$557K

2014

$525K

2015

$546K

2016

Number of Claims

10,901

2014

10,694

2015

11,343

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 504

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

112

patients, 17% of all patients

1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 497

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

2 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 402

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

3 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

4 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

5 3
LISINOPRIL 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

6 2
SIMVASTATIN 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

7 6
RANITIDINE HCL 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

8 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

9 8
FUROSEMIDE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

10 7
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

11 38
PREDNISONE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

12 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

13 10
METFORMIN HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

14 11
TRAZODONE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

15 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

16 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

17 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

18 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

19 44
ATENOLOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

20 12
GABAPENTIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

21 17
SERTRALINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

22 15
ALPRAZOLAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

23 20
MELOXICAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

24 39
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

24 70
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 26 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

27 13
LORAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

28 26
DIAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

29 76
SYNTHROID 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

30 58
GLIPIZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

31 42
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

32 90
GLIPIZIDE ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

32 61
CRESTOR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

34 63
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

35 49
CLOPIDOGREL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 29
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 36 64
CITALOPRAM HBR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 19
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A 38 83
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 71
IBUPROFEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 52
MIRTAZAPINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 31
ALLOPURINOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 27
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 55
DONEPEZIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 18
TRAMADOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 48 32
CLONAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 35
GEMFIBROZIL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 50 150
AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A 51 56
LOVASTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 21
VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

54 79
OXYCODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 O 54 51
LIDOCAINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 163
METFORMIN HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 57 41
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 May 6, 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.