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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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8,361Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 198 providers in this state and specialty

$644K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 198 providers in this state and specialty

404 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

8% of this provider’s 404 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 404 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$77 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

$539K

2014

$561K

2015

$644K

2016

Number of Claims

9,447

2014

8,719

2015

8,361

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
OMEPRAZOLE 365

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

72

patients, 18% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 318

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

2 4
SIMVASTATIN 314

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

3 6
LISINOPRIL 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

5 5
GABAPENTIN 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

6 12
METFORMIN HCL 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

7 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

8 1
OXYCODONE HCL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

O 9 42
DULOXETINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

10 41
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

11 32
RANITIDINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

12 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

13 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

14 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

15 27
VENTOLIN HFA 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

16 63
FUROSEMIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

17 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

18 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

19 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

20 10
ADVAIR DISKUS 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

21 66
CLOPIDOGREL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

22 33
CLONAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

23 23
SERTRALINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

24 17
PROAIR HFA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

25 55
METFORMIN HCL ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

26 30
PAROXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

27 54
MELOXICAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

28 37
JANUVIA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 29 71
CARVEDILOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

29 56
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

31 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

O 32 19
ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

33 31
SPIRIVA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

34 60
TRAZODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

35 14
TRAMADOL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O 36 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

37 46
LORAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

38 28
FLUOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

39 34
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 40 68
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 149
PREDNISONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

41 45
LOVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

43 36
CHLORTHALIDONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 44 84
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. 11, 2013.
  • 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.