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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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7,483Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 206 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$386K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 240 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

197 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

18% of this provider’s 180 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

30% of this provider’s 197 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

37% of this provider’s 197 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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

$198K

2014

$458K

2015

$386K

2016

Number of Claims

4,888

2014

5,971

2015

7,483

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 361

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

49

patients, 25% of all patients

1 4
FUROSEMIDE 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

35

patients, 18% of all patients

2 9
GABAPENTIN 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

35

patients, 18% of all patients

3 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

27

patients, 14% of all patients

4 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

24

patients, 12% of all patients

5 23
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

49

patients, 25% of all patients

6 64
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
LISINOPRIL 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

25

patients, 13% of all patients

8 3
SIMVASTATIN 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

23

patients, 12% of all patients

9 6
SYNTHROID 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

28

patients, 14% of all patients

10 65
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

11 2
TRAZODONE HCL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

12 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

31

patients, 16% of all patients

13 1
SERTRALINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

14 22
MEMANTINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

15 74
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

16 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 15% of all patients

O 17 8
MIRTAZAPINE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

18 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 19 12
DULOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

20 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

21 54
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

P 21 63
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

23 15
CLOPIDOGREL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

24 32
CARVEDILOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 25 25
KLOR-CON 10 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 26 157
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

27 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 28 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 29 7
METFORMIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

30 10
ARIPIPRAZOLE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P 31 176
FLUOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 32 33
LANTUS 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 33 61
RISPERIDONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

P 34 88
OXYCODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 12% of all patients

O 35 21
LAMOTRIGINE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 36 144
CEPHALEXIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 13% of all patients

A 37 112
LOVASTATIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 38 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 39 26
LEVETIRACETAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 40 121
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 41 67
BACLOFEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 41 71
ELIQUIS 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 43 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 April 2, 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.