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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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21,779Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$2.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

1,733 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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 Oregon
lower than average

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 1,590 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

19% of this provider’s 1,733 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 1,733 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$94 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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

$1.41M

2014

$1.64M

2015

$2.05M

2016

Number of Claims

16,431

2014

17,288

2015

21,779

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 918

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

848

prescriptions.

255

patients, 15% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 734

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

226

patients, 13% of all patients

2 4
SIMVASTATIN 677

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

193

patients, 11% of all patients

3 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 668

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

216

patients, 12% of all patients

4 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 568

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

144

patients, 8% of all patients

O 5 8
CARVEDILOL 509

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

123

patients, 7% of all patients

6 25
LISINOPRIL 480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

171

patients, 10% of all patients

7 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

146

patients, 8% of all patients

8 19
IRBESARTAN 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

115

patients, 7% of all patients

9 95
GABAPENTIN 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

118

patients, 7% of all patients

10 11
FUROSEMIDE 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

98

patients, 6% of all patients

11 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

129

patients, 7% of all patients

12 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

117

patients, 7% of all patients

13 5
MELOXICAM 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

101

patients, 6% of all patients

14 51
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

75

patients, 4% of all patients

15 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

79

patients, 5% of all patients

16 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

77

patients, 4% of all patients

17 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

82

patients, 5% of all patients

18 12
LOVASTATIN 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

77

patients, 4% of all patients

19 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

20 20
TRAMADOL HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

82

patients, 5% of all patients

O 21 30
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

22 62
ALPRAZOLAM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

73

patients, 4% of all patients

23 36
METFORMIN HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

75

patients, 4% of all patients

24 10
LORAZEPAM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

25 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

67

patients, 4% of all patients

26 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

27 29
CLONAZEPAM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

28 50
OXYCODONE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

O 29 21
ALLOPURINOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

30 27
TRIMETHOPRIM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

A 31 197
CITALOPRAM HBR 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

31 23
TRAZODONE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

33 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

34 45
PREDNISONE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

35 35
ATENOLOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

36 17
CELECOXIB 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

37 132
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

37 40
DULOXETINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

39 34
BYSTOLIC 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

40 113
LEVOFLOXACIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

100

patients, 6% of all patients

A 41 168
SPIRONOLACTONE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

42 49
CLOPIDOGREL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

43 32
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

81

patients, 5% of all patients

44 86
TEMAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

45 122
FLUOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

46 33
LYRICA 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

46 90
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

O 48 41
TORSEMIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

49 114
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

49 55
CLONIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

51 81
BUSPIRONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

52 80
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

O 53 95
ROPINIROLE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

53 91
FINASTERIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

55 56
ELIQUIS 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

55 84
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

57 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

58 83
SERTRALINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

59 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

60 26
XARELTO 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

61 89
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

62 186
PROAIR HFA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

62 46
MIRTAZAPINE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

64 44
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

64 39
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

A 66 162
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

67 67
NADOLOL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

67 223
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

69 214
FENTANYL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

O 70 72
PREMARIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

71 248
BUPROPION XL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

71 73
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

71 195
CHOLESTYRAMINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

74 286
LANTUS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

75 61
SYNTHROID 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

76 65
METRONIDAZOLE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

A 77 292
FAMOTIDINE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

77 66
ESTRADIOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

77 94
DIAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

77 79
GLIMEPIRIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

81 43
METHADONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 O 81 103
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

83 149
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 83 63
DONEPEZIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

85 37
SPIRIVA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

86 69
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

87 187
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 88 145
CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

88 75
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

90 155
HUMALOG 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

90 124
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

92 118
JANTOVEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

92 100
FLUCONAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

92 193
PRADAXA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 92 172
AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

A 92 85
COUMADIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

97 319
INDAPAMIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

98 205
KLOR-CON M20 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

98 188
FAMCICLOVIR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

100 324
BENICAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

100 219
ACYCLOVIR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

100 135
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

103 128
ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

103 54
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 Jan. 13, 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.