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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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12,924Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$694K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 77 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

867 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

1% of this provider’s 806 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

16% of this provider’s 867 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 867 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$544K

2014

$648K

2015

$694K

2016

Number of Claims

11,607

2014

12,964

2015

12,924

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 646

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

157

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 531

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

138

patients, 16% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 475

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

129

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
SIMVASTATIN 436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

126

patients, 15% of all patients

4 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

6 5
OMEPRAZOLE 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

7 4
ATENOLOL 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

8 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

O 9 8
METFORMIN HCL 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

10 10
GABAPENTIN 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

11 11
FUROSEMIDE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

12 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

13 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

14 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

15 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

16 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

16 19
CARVEDILOL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

18 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

19 15
LOVASTATIN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

20 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

21 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

22 20
TRAZODONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

23 18
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

24 55
SERTRALINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

25 22
TRAMADOL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O 26 30
PREDNISONE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

27 35
DULOXETINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

28 34
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

29 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

30 37
ALPRAZOLAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

31 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

32 29
MELOXICAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

33 51
LORAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

33 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

35 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 52
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

37 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

38 43
FINASTERIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

39 56
SPIRONOLACTONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

40 49
MIRTAZAPINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

41 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

42 40
ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

43 27
ELIQUIS 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

44 84
PAROXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

44 57
PROAIR HFA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

46 46
FLUOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

47 33
XARELTO 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

48 89
GLIPIZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 38
OXYCODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O 49 21
VENTOLIN HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

51 60
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

52 59
DIGOXIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 116
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

53 42
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 55 41
CLOPIDOGREL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

55 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P 57 63
ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 58 54
KLOR-CON M20 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 188
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 March 10, 2016.
  • 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.