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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,811Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

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

74% 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

13% of this provider’s 629 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

36% of this provider’s 702 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 702 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$1.68M

2014

$1.26M

2015

$1.14M

2016

Number of Claims

34,190

2014

25,788

2015

25,811

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 1,671

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,582

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

1 13
TRAZODONE HCL 1,456

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,401

prescriptions.

246

patients, 35% of all patients

2 14
FUROSEMIDE 1,372

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,292

prescriptions.

147

patients, 21% of all patients

3 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 745

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

728

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

4 5
GABAPENTIN 679

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

5 17
MIRTAZAPINE 620

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

6 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 597

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

7 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 559

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

8 8
SERTRALINE HCL 555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

9 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

10 18
LISINOPRIL 494

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

11 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

12 1
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

13 25
OMEPRAZOLE 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

14 4
SIMVASTATIN 385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

15 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

16 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

17 30
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

18 49
NAMENDA XR 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

19 50
TRAMADOL HCL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

O 20 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

21 19
ATENOLOL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

22 12
CLOPIDOGREL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

23 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

P 24 46
OXYCODONE HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

O 25 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

26 21
PREDNISONE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

27 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

28 23
DULOXETINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

29 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

30 85
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

31 9
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

32 92
LEVETIRACETAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

32 78
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

34 16
XARELTO 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 74
RANITIDINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

36 28
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

37 89
SPIRIVA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

38 60
LEVOFLOXACIN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

A 39 87
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 40 24
LIDOCAINE HCL* 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

41 188
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

42 68
DIGOXIN 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

43 82
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

A 44 83
LANTUS 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

45 67
NYAMYC 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

45 181
MEMANTINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 96
FINASTERIDE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

48 62
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

49 132
METFORMIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

50 11
CLONAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 35
AMIODARONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 207
GLIPIZIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

53 42
ADVAIR DISKUS 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

54 59
LATANOPROST 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

55 81
CARVEDILOL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 57
RISPERIDONE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 57 75
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 10
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 91
ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 27
HYDRALAZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 107
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

63 22
LYRICA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 64 131
LORAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

64 26
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

64 95
CEPHALEXIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A 67 122
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 120
HYDROCORTISONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

69 287
ERYTHROMYCIN* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

A 70 200
DIAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 70 76
OLANZAPINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 P 70 105
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 136
MELOXICAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

74 39
LACTULOSE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

75 116
OXYCONTIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 76 138
VESICARE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 77 168
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

77 161
ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 77 98
ONDANSETRON HCL* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

80 175
PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

81 54
SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 88
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 O 83 155
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 83 176
LOVASTATIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 85 40
PAROXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

85 53
FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 87 48
VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

87 65
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

87 70
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

A 90 213
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

A 91 216
DILTIAZEM HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

92 185
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

A 92 145
VOLTAREN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 92 199
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

95 64
CLOZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 96 101
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 96 72
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 98 71
GALANTAMINE HBR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 98 251
PRADAXA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 100 221
ALPRAZOLAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 101 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 101 34
CEFTRIAXONE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

A 101 213
TORSEMIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 104 205
GLIMEPIRIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 105 37
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 April 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.