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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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14,336Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$797K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 51 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

540 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

5% of this provider’s 488 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

23% of this provider’s 540 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 540 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$1.03M

2014

$1.01M

2015

$797K

2016

Number of Claims

16,793

2014

17,315

2015

14,336

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 655

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

120

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 559

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
GABAPENTIN 493

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

88

patients, 16% of all patients

3 11
FUROSEMIDE 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

4 9
LISINOPRIL 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

7 14
OXYCODONE HCL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

O 8 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

9 15
SIMVASTATIN 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

10 6
TRAZODONE HCL 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

11 18
SERTRALINE HCL 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

12 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

13 12
OMEPRAZOLE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

14 4
BUPROPION XL 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

15 73
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

O 16 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

17 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

18 23
METFORMIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

19 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

20 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

21 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

22 42
ATENOLOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

23 17
ALLOPURINOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

24 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

25 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

26 29
ALPRAZOLAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

27 36
LORAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

28 31
DULOXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

28 34
CLOPIDOGREL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 37
FLUOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

32 33
XARELTO 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 89
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

34 45
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 52
CARVEDILOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 25
MEMANTINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

37 74
ADVAIR DISKUS 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

37 54
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

39 7
MIRTAZAPINE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 44
RANITIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 58
ARIPIPRAZOLE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 P 42 176
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 87
VALSARTAN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 102
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 40
TRAMADOL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 45 30
PREDNISONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

48 35
METFORMIN HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

49 48
BACLOFEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 71
ELIQUIS 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 84
FINASTERIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 56
AMIODARONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 192
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 19
CELECOXIB 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 55 132
GLIMEPIRIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 43
LOVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

56 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 58 59
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

59 201
SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 49
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 60 39
LEVETIRACETAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 62 121
LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 61
NUEDEXTA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 64 330
GLIPIZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 64 38
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 Oct. 16, 2007.
  • 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.