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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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7,810Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 120 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

$357K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 135 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

443 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

34% of this provider’s 443 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 443 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$363K

2014

$330K

2015

$357K

2016

Number of Claims

7,988

2014

7,630

2015

7,810

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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 458

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

108

patients, 24% of all patients

1 16
OMEPRAZOLE 409

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

94

patients, 21% of all patients

2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 336

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 284

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

4 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
LISINOPRIL 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

7 2
ATENOLOL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

8 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O 9 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

10 18
FUROSEMIDE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

11 7
METFORMIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

12 11
FELODIPINE ER 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

13 114
PREDNISONE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

13 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

15 13
AZITHROMYCIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

A 16 56
TRAZODONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

17 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

18 19
CLONAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

19 35
OXYCODONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O 20 51
ALPRAZOLAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

21 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

21 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

23 8
PROAIR HFA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

24 54
METFORMIN HCL ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

25 41
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

26 45
GABAPENTIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

27 17
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

28 68
FLUOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

29 48
TRAMADOL HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 30 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

31 37
LORAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

32 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

32 43
CLOPIDOGREL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 29
AMOXICILLIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

A 35 156
ONDANSETRON HCL* 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

36 175
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 25
RANITIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

37 28
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 39 55
SIMVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

39 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 21
DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 42 47
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 112
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 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 Oct. 15, 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.