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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,394Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 198 providers in this state and specialty

$525K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 198 providers in this state and specialty

543 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

6% of this provider’s 543 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 543 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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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

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$555K

2014

$535K

2015

$525K

2016

Number of Claims

12,022

2014

11,325

2015

11,394

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 684

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

121

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 553

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

100

patients, 18% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 499

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

115

patients, 21% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 485

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

92

patients, 17% of all patients

4 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 467

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

99

patients, 18% of all patients

5 15
METFORMIN HCL ER 435

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

103

patients, 19% of all patients

6 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

7 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

8 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

9 9
TRAZODONE HCL 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

10 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

11 16
SIMVASTATIN 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

12 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

13 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

14 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

15 49
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

16 10
CLONAZEPAM 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

17 23
CARVEDILOL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

18 56
SERTRALINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

19 17
GABAPENTIN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

20 12
FUROSEMIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

21 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

22 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

23 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 24 19
ALPRAZOLAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

25 22
ATENOLOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

26 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

27 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

28 34
MELOXICAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

29 37
LOVASTATIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

30 36
NAPROXEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

31 65
CITALOPRAM HBR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

32 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

34 29
LORAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 28
METFORMIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 7
SYMBICORT 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

37 82
RANITIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 25
CRESTOR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 72
CLOPIDOGREL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 33
MIRTAZAPINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 47
GLIMEPIRIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 43
TRAMADOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 43 38
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 44 135
ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 31
ROPINIROLE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 45 115
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 66
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

48 55
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 49 110
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 49 104
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 Dec. 20, 2011.
  • 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.