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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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16,305Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

732 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

2% of this provider’s 631 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

22% of this provider’s 732 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 732 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$1.05M

2014

$1.1M

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

17,027

2014

16,405

2015

16,305

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,583

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,403

prescriptions.

301

patients, 41% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 920

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

844

prescriptions.

174

patients, 24% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 847

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

778

prescriptions.

153

patients, 21% of all patients

3 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 828

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

773

prescriptions.

161

patients, 22% of all patients

4 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 622

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

129

patients, 18% of all patients

5 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

6 45
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

7 5
LISINOPRIL 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

8 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

9 19
GABAPENTIN 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

10 17
METFORMIN HCL ER 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

11 41
MIRTAZAPINE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

12 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

13 37
FUROSEMIDE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

14 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

15 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

16 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

17 43
FINASTERIDE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

18 62
DONEPEZIL HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

19 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

20 88
ELIQUIS 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

21 118
ATENOLOL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

22 12
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

23 90
TRAZODONE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

24 14
ALLOPURINOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

25 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

26 23
VALSARTAN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

27 65
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

28 8
PREDNISONE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

29 33
CLONAZEPAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

30 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

31 80
CRESTOR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

32 63
LORAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 26
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 69
XARELTO 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 74
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

36 64
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

37 38
SERTRALINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

38 15
TRAMADOL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O 39 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

39 25
MELOXICAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

41 39
DULOXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

42 47
TRADJENTA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 130
ADVAIR DISKUS 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

44 59
CARVEDILOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 57
WARFARIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

46 13
TERAZOSIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 129
JANUVIA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 77
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 276
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

50 71
METFORMIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 11
NAPROXEN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

51 94
MEMANTINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 96
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O 54 208
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 55 151
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 125
CHLORTHALIDONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 86
RANITIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

58 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 115
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 110
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

61 49
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 P 62 46
LANSOPRAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 63 330
ALPRAZOLAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 20
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 65 107
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 65 337
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A 67 126
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 July 25, 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.