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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,199Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 32 providers in this state and specialty

$358K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 32 providers in this state and specialty

237 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

41% of this provider’s 237 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

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

61 of this provider’s 237 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 56%. This is far fewer than peers.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $244 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$542K

2014

$447K

2015

$358K

2016

Number of Claims

10,960

2014

9,532

2015

8,199

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
LISINOPRIL 398

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

66

patients, 28% of all patients

1 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 355

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

46

patients, 19% of all patients

2 14
SIMVASTATIN 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

37

patients, 16% of all patients

3 25
OMEPRAZOLE 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

51

patients, 22% of all patients

4 11
METFORMIN HCL 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

43

patients, 18% of all patients

5 27
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

32

patients, 14% of all patients

6 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

42

patients, 18% of all patients

7 19
FUROSEMIDE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

42

patients, 18% of all patients

8 10
GABAPENTIN 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

33

patients, 14% of all patients

9 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

10 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

11 28
TRAZODONE HCL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

12 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

O 13 34
CLONAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

14 31
ALPRAZOLAM 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

14 47
METFORMIN HCL ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

16 65
SERTRALINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

17 38
OXYCODONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 O 18 50
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

18 66
TRAMADOL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

O 20 69
ALLOPURINOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

21 70
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

22 71
GLIPIZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

23 72
TOPIRAMATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

24 73
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

25 33
CLOPIDOGREL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

26 75
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

27 2
ATENOLOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

28 76
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

52

patients, 22% of all patients

29 78
VENTOLIN HFA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

29 7
PROAIR HFA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

29 6
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

32 80
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 33 55
MIRTAZAPINE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 34 56
LOVASTATIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

35 46
IBUPROFEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

35 85
FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 35 85
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

35 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 39 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 40 59
DONEPEZIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 40 92
MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 42 62
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

42 8
FINASTERIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 44 97
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 45 99
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 Nov. 13, 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.