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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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12,768Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

$624K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

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

61% 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

7% of this provider’s 465 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

37% of this provider’s 514 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

5% of this provider’s 514 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

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$686K

2014

$577K

2015

$624K

2016

Number of Claims

13,632

2014

13,086

2015

12,768

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 648

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

110

patients, 21% of all patients

1 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 632

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

2 13
LISINOPRIL 476

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 448

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

5 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

6 16
FUROSEMIDE 381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

7 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
TRAZODONE HCL 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

9 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

10 1
SERTRALINE HCL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

11 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

12 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

13 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

14 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

15 9
METFORMIN HCL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

16 11
NAMENDA XR 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

17 50
SIMVASTATIN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

18 6
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

19 22
MELOXICAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

20 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

21 10
CLOPIDOGREL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

22 29
PREDNISONE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

23 33
GABAPENTIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

24 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

25 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

26 21
ATENOLOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

26 12
CEPHALEXIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

A 28 122
MIRTAZAPINE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

29 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 37
RISPERIDONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 P 30 75
LEVOFLOXACIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

A 32 87
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 25
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

34 66
GLIPIZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

35 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 34
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 37 46
RANITIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

39 49
AZITHROMYCIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

A 40 56
FLUOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 41 48
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 42 149
CLONAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 43 35
LATANOPROST 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 43 81
ALPRAZOLAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 20
ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 46 27
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 47 70
DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 47
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

A 48 83
QUINAPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 50 73
GLIPIZIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 50 61
CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 52 144
LABETALOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 53 141
LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 54 40
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 54 80
BREO ELLIPTA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 54 108
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 3, 2012.
  • 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.