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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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11,000Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$601K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 55 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

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

44% 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

40% of this provider’s 579 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 579 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$600K

2014

$600K

2015

$601K

2016

Number of Claims

11,849

2014

12,148

2015

11,000

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
CLONAZEPAM 414

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

1 35
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

2 5
LISINOPRIL 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

5 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

6 1
SIMVASTATIN 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

7 6
METFORMIN HCL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

8 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O 9 24
ATENOLOL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

10 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

11 9
FUROSEMIDE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

12 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

13 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

14 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

15 23
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 16 72
GABAPENTIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

17 17
SYNTHROID 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

17 58
RANITIDINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

19 28
AZITHROMYCIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

102

patients, 18% of all patients

A 20 56
SERTRALINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

21 15
FENOFIBRATE* 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

22 93
TRAMADOL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 23 32
GLIPIZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

24 42
LORAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

24 26
ALPRAZOLAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

26 20
DULOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

27 47
CITALOPRAM HBR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

27 19
DIAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

29 76
TRAZODONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

30 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

31 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

32 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

33 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

34 13
CARVEDILOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

35 57
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

35 44
PROAIR HFA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

37 54
OXYCODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 O 38 51
GLIPIZIDE ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

39 61
METFORMIN HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 16
IBUPROFEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

42 52
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 43
CLOPIDOGREL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 29
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

44 153
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 46 80
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 47 38
VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

48 79
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A 49 83
FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 50 62
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 36
LOVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 51 40
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 O 53 155
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 54 45
TEMAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 119
ALLOPURINOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

56 27
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 April 17, 2017.
  • 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.