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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,104Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 198 providers in this state and specialty

$360K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 198 providers in this state and specialty

467 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

28% of this provider’s 467 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 467 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

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

2014

$72.9K

2015

$360K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

1,274

2015

6,104

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 301

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

88

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 231

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
LISINOPRIL 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

4 2
SIMVASTATIN 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

6 3
GABAPENTIN 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

7 12
METFORMIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

8 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

9 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

10 10
FUROSEMIDE 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

11 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O 12 19
ATENOLOL 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

12 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

14 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

15 24
ALPRAZOLAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

16 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

17 11
TRAZODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

18 14
METFORMIN HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

19 30
SERTRALINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

20 17
SYMBICORT 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

20 82
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

22 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

23 15
PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

24 45
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 25 50
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

26 98
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

27 29
OXYCODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 O 28 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

28 34
SYNTHROID 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 30 57
LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

31 28
GLIPIZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

32 44
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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.