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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,396Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

$657K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

751 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

6% 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

32% of this provider’s 751 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 751 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

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$668K

2014

$691K

2015

$657K

2016

Number of Claims

16,147

2014

16,462

2015

16,396

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
SIMVASTATIN 769

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

764

prescriptions.

124

patients, 17% of all patients

1 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 767

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

762

prescriptions.

122

patients, 16% of all patients

2 9
OMEPRAZOLE 699

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

682

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 677

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 573

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

5 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 529

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

6 5
LISINOPRIL 514

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

7 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

8 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

9 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

10 16
ATENOLOL 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

11 12
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

12 55
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

13 8
FUROSEMIDE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

13 7
METFORMIN HCL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

15 11
CLOPIDOGREL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

16 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

17 21
RANITIDINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

18 28
ALLOPURINOL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

19 27
LORAZEPAM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

20 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

21 23
GLIPIZIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

22 42
PREDNISONE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

23 33
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

24 38
ALPRAZOLAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

25 20
MELOXICAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

26 39
AZITHROMYCIN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

A 27 56
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

28 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

29 30
TRAZODONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

29 14
CRESTOR 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

31 63
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 64
TRAMADOL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O 33 32
SYNTHROID 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

34 58
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

34 80
QUINAPRIL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 73
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

37 36
VERAPAMIL ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

37 100
WARFARIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 13
PAROXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

40 53
SERTRALINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

41 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O 42 24
CLONAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

43 35
FINASTERIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 62
KLOR-CON M20 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

44 97
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

44 22
GABAPENTIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 17
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

48 187
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 25
DULOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 47
ADVAIR DISKUS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 59
VALSARTAN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 65
TEMAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

52 119
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 90
SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 88
PROAIR HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

56 54
ELIQUIS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 57 118
MIRTAZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

58 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 58 48
DIAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 76
CELECOXIB 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

61 160
DIGOXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 61 82
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 85
GEMFIBROZIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

64 150
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 64 107
CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

66 19
SYMBICORT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 84
GLIMEPIRIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 68 37
ASPIRIN-DIPYRIDAMOLE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 68 237
IBUPROFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

70 52
CARVEDILOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 71 57
MEMANTINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 72 96
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 72 45
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 June 24, 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.