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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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16,917Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

$689K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

637 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

4% of this provider’s 594 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

20% of this provider’s 637 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 637 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$868K

2014

$798K

2015

$689K

2016

Number of Claims

19,386

2014

18,942

2015

16,917

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 690

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 663

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

624

prescriptions.

111

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 623

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

3 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 618

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 602

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

5 9
LISINOPRIL 551

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

6 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 503

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

7 13
SERTRALINE HCL 498

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

8 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
OMEPRAZOLE 436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

10 4
TRAZODONE HCL 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

11 14
METFORMIN HCL 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

12 11
SIMVASTATIN 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

13 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

14 10
NAMENDA XR 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

15 50
DONEPEZIL HCL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

16 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

17 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

18 19
ALPRAZOLAM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

19 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

20 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

21 25
ATENOLOL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

22 12
DULOXETINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

23 47
GABAPENTIN 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

23 17
SYNTHROID 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

25 58
MIRTAZAPINE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

26 31
LORAZEPAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

27 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

28 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

29 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

30 23
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 31 46
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

32 71
TRAMADOL HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O 33 32
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

O 34 24
CLOPIDOGREL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 29
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11 36 92
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

37 22
PREDNISONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

38 33
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 38
ADVAIR DISKUS 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

41 21
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 41 68
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 45
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 95
MELOXICAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 39
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

45 89
ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 27
CLONAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 48 35
LEVETIRACETAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 78
LEVOFLOXACIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A 50 87
FLUOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 51 48
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

52 152
ZETIA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 52 98
SPIRIVA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 60
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 90
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 56 70
IRBESARTAN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 57 109
BUPROPION HCL SR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 58 123
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A 59 83
DIGOXIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 59 82
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 61 125
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 44
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 62 66
VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 64 65
RANITIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 65 28
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 65 112
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 43
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 June 26, 2008.
  • 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.