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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,738Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

$858K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

1,114 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

14% of this provider’s 1,114 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$33 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$493K

2014

$764K

2015

$858K

2016

Number of Claims

14,076

2014

21,822

2015

25,738

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 1,691

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,522

prescriptions.

282

patients, 25% of all patients

1 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,606

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,459

prescriptions.

255

patients, 23% of all patients

2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,292

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,195

prescriptions.

213

patients, 19% of all patients

3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,283

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,180

prescriptions.

223

patients, 20% of all patients

4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,155

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,022

prescriptions.

214

patients, 19% of all patients

5 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,058

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

964

prescriptions.

153

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 972

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

927

prescriptions.

153

patients, 14% of all patients

7 8
METFORMIN HCL 945

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

797

prescriptions.

165

patients, 15% of all patients

8 11
ATENOLOL 668

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

113

patients, 10% of all patients

9 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 622

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

126

patients, 11% of all patients

10 10
GLIPIZIDE 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

11 42
FUROSEMIDE 467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

12 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

13 9
SERTRALINE HCL 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

14 15
GLIPIZIDE ER 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

15 61
LOVASTATIN 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

16 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

17 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

18 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

19 25
TRAZODONE HCL 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

20 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

21 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

22 34
GABAPENTIN 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

23 17
RANITIDINE HCL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

24 28
MIRTAZAPINE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

25 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

25 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

27 23
MELOXICAM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

28 39
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

28 66
TAMSULOSIN HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

30 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

31 38
QUINAPRIL HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

32 73
CITALOPRAM HBR 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

33 19
ALLOPURINOL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

33 27
FLUOXETINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

35 48
CLOPIDOGREL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

35 29
PROPRANOLOL HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

37 174
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

38 45
ALPRAZOLAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

39 20
LORAZEPAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

40 26
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

40 69
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

42 22
FENOFIBRATE* 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

43 93
CAPTOPRIL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

44 225
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

45 80
JANUVIA 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

46 77
VALSARTAN 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 65
SPIRIVA 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

48 60
ADVAIR DISKUS 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

49 59
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

49 95
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 43
CRESTOR 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

51 63
FINASTERIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

53 62
NEXIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

54 121
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

54 36
IBUPROFEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

56 52
DIGOXIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

57 82
AZITHROMYCIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

A 57 56
PAROXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

59 53
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

59 49
PROAIR HFA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

61 54
GEMFIBROZIL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

62 150
BENAZEPRIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

63 117
SYNTHROID 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

64 58
FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

64 110
MEMANTINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

66 96
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

66 55
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

68 139
MECLIZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

69 111
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 70 124
KLOR-CON M20 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 71 97
VENTOLIN HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

71 79
CARVEDILOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 73 57
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

73 68
XARELTO 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

75 74
NAPROXEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

76 94
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 329
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 78 64
DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

79 76
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

79 128
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 Sept. 8, 2015.
  • 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.