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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,331Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 80 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

$412K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 108 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

619 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% 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

17% of this provider’s 619 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 619 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

10% 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

17 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

$98.9K

2014

$280K

2015

$412K

2016

Number of Claims

2,686

2014

7,130

2015

10,331

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 639

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

132

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 507

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 412

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

3 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 405

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

4 9
SIMVASTATIN 370

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

5 6
ATENOLOL 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

6 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

6 3
OMEPRAZOLE 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

8 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

8 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

10 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

11 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

12 10
METFORMIN HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

12 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

14 8
LORAZEPAM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

15 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

16 21
FUROSEMIDE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

17 7
SERTRALINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

18 15
GABAPENTIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

19 17
LOVASTATIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

20 40
TRAZODONE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

20 14
ALLOPURINOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

22 27
GLIPIZIDE ER 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

23 61
CITALOPRAM HBR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

24 19
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 64
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

26 23
RANITIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

27 28
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

28 55
FELODIPINE ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

29 114
CLOPIDOGREL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

30 29
GLIPIZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

31 42
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

32 22
METFORMIN HCL ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

33 41
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

34 34
ALPRAZOLAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

36 25
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

A 37 83
PREDNISONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

37 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 43
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 38
TRAMADOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 41 32
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 68
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 44
OXYCODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 42 51
PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 45 53
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 Sept. 18, 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.