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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,644Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 198 providers in this state and specialty

$968K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 198 providers in this state and specialty

759 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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

5% of this provider’s 656 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

24% of this provider’s 759 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 759 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

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$1.18M

2014

$958K

2015

$968K

2016

Number of Claims

26,870

2014

21,622

2015

22,644

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,227

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,146

prescriptions.

153

patients, 20% of all patients

1 8
TRAZODONE HCL 845

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

749

prescriptions.

148

patients, 19% of all patients

2 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 782

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

761

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

3 18
LISINOPRIL 778

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

696

prescriptions.

146

patients, 19% of all patients

4 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 666

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

5 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 659

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 644

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

7 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 621

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

8 1
SERTRALINE HCL 606

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

9 17
OMEPRAZOLE 493

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

10 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

11 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

12 15
CLOPIDOGREL 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

13 33
ATENOLOL 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

14 13
GLIPIZIDE 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

15 44
GABAPENTIN 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

16 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

17 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

18 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

19 48
MIRTAZAPINE 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

20 47
SIMVASTATIN 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

21 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

22 11
METFORMIN HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

23 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

O 24 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

24 77
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

26 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

27 24
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

28 64
ALPRAZOLAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

29 22
SPIRIVA 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

30 60
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

31 10
NAMENDA XR 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

32 52
GLIPIZIDE ER 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 59
TRAMADOL HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O 34 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

35 34
XARELTO 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

36 117
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

37 21
PREDNISONE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

38 45
RANITIDINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

39 25
GLIPIZIDE XL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

40 116
FINASTERIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

40 86
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

42 61
DULOXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

43 41
MEMANTINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

<11 44 96
RISPERIDONE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 45 90
HYDRALAZINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

46 108
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 104
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

48 32
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

49 135
SYMBICORT 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

49 82
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 51 50
LATANOPROST 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 89
MELOXICAM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

53 37
LORAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

54 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 27
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 103
ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

56 31
CARVEDILOL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

58 56
TERAZOSIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 92
ADVAIR DISKUS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 66
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 68
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

61 85
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

63 83
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 26
CLONAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 66 100
SPIRONOLACTONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

66 91
DIGOXIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 106
VERAPAMIL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

69 76
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 99
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

71 167
PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 54
VESICARE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 72 171
JANUVIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 74 71
COLCHICINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 130
LABETALOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 75 109
LOVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

77 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 39
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 79 111
CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 80 72
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 81 188
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 81 67
LEVETIRACETAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

83 119
CLOZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P 84 194
BUSPIRONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 85 112
VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

85 63
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O 87 135
ONDANSETRON HCL* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

87 200
PROAIR HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

87 55
CEPHALEXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

A 87 151
IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

91 35
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 July 8, 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.