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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,350Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 36 providers in this state and specialty

$893K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 36 providers in this state and specialty

309 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
18% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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

Comparisons are not shown because there are not enough providers in this specialty and state that prescribe these drugs, and because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

25 of this provider’s 57 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

0 of this provider’s 309 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 309 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 5%.

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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

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $303 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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

$1.34M

2014

$1.37M

2015

$893K

2016

Number of Claims

13,875

2014

13,941

2015

12,350

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
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 1,209

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

103

patients, 33% of all patients

10 1 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 913

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

70

patients, 23% of all patients

P 2 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 849

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

64

patients, 21% of all patients

3 9
ARIPIPRAZOLE 707

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

58

patients, 19% of all patients

P 4 20
SERTRALINE HCL 656

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

54

patients, 17% of all patients

5 10
LORAZEPAM 653

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

86

patients, 28% of all patients

6 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 548

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

7 13
RISPERIDONE 534

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

P 8 23
LAMOTRIGINE 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 7% of all patients

9 6
TOPIRAMATE 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

10 5
CARBAMAZEPINE 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

11 22
OLANZAPINE 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

P 12 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

13 19
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 32

patients, 10% of all patients

14 43
FLUOXETINE HCL 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

14 39
CLONAZEPAM 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

16 7
TRAZODONE HCL 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

17 14
CLOZAPINE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P 18 30
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 5% of all patients

P 19 53
LEVETIRACETAM 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

19 4
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

21 36
ZONISAMIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

22 26
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

23 63
NALTREXONE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

24 64
GABAPENTIN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

24 2
HALOPERIDOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

P 26 72
OXCARBAZEPINE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 27 27
BUSPIRONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

27 73
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

29 75
TEGRETOL XR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 30 61
LEVOCARNITINE* 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

31 79
LITHIUM CARBONATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 32 80
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

33 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

33 3
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

35 42
PHENOBARBITAL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 36 51
PROPRANOLOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 37 56
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 20, 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.