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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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21,766Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

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

90% 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

20% of this provider’s 402 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

33% of this provider’s 446 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 446 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 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

$991K

2014

$1.21M

2015

$1.13M

2016

Number of Claims

19,439

2014

21,094

2015

21,766

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,165

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,058

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

1 13
FUROSEMIDE 1,063

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

882

prescriptions.

91

patients, 20% of all patients

2 7
TRAZODONE HCL 804

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

706

prescriptions.

130

patients, 29% of all patients

3 14
SERTRALINE HCL 726

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

4 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 723

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

112

patients, 25% of all patients

5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 577

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

84

patients, 19% of all patients

6 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 539

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

94

patients, 21% of all patients

7 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

85

patients, 19% of all patients

8 8
LISINOPRIL 508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

9 2
OMEPRAZOLE 505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

95

patients, 21% of all patients

10 4
GABAPENTIN 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

11 17
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

12 68
DONEPEZIL HCL 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

13 30
NAMENDA XR 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

14 50
MIRTAZAPINE 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

15 31
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

P 16 46
SIMVASTATIN 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

17 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

18 21
METFORMIN HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

19 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

20 18
PREDNISONE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

21 33
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

22 120
BREO ELLIPTA 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

23 108
ATENOLOL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

24 12
CLOPIDOGREL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

25 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

26 91
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

26 92
CITALOPRAM HBR 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

28 19
RISPERIDONE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

P 28 75
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

30 16
DIGOXIN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

31 82
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

31 89
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

33 25
SPIRIVA 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

34 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

35 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

36 22
LATANOPROST 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

37 81
MEMANTINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

38 96
CLOZAPINE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

<11 P 39 101
LEVETIRACETAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

40 78
DULOXETINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

41 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

42 36
OLANZAPINE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 42 105
ALLOPURINOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

44 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

45 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

46 70
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

47 149
LANTUS 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 67
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 125
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

50 95
FLUOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

51 48
RANITIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

52 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 34
LORAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

54 26
GENERLAC 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

55 158
BUSPIRONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

55 134
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

57 38
XARELTO 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

58 74
ARIPIPRAZOLE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 P 59 190
PAROXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

60 53
BUMETANIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 61 147
ONDANSETRON HCL* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

62 175
AMANTADINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 63 234
LEVOFLOXACIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

A 64 87
GLIPIZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

65 42
CARVEDILOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

66 57
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

67 142
TRAMADOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

O 68 32
ONGLYZA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 68 248
FENOFIBRATE* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 68 124
METOLAZONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

71 245
LOVASTATIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 72 40
LAMOTRIGINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 73 197
FINASTERIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 62
JANUVIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 75 77
VENTOLIN HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

76 79
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 77 10
LATUDA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 P 78 227
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 79 144
AMIODARONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 80 207
LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 81 131
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

A 81 126
RANEXA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 81 353
HUMALOG 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

84 140
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 84 184
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 2, 2014.
  • 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.