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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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15,084Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

844 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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 683 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

11% of this provider’s 844 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 844 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$1.23M

2014

$1.22M

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

18,756

2014

17,704

2015

15,084

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 626

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

140

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 543

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

137

patients, 16% of all patients

2 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 527

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

3 12
METFORMIN HCL 478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

135

patients, 16% of all patients

4 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

127

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

O 8 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

9 7
SIMVASTATIN 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

10 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

11 19
GABAPENTIN 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

12 11
CARVEDILOL 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

13 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

14 13
DULOXETINE HCL 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

15 34
TRAZODONE HCL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

16 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

17 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

18 15
FUROSEMIDE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

19 9
OXYCODONE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O 20 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

21 14
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O 22 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

23 20
METHADONE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O 24 103
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

25 28
LOVASTATIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

26 24
FAMOTIDINE* 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

27 66
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

28 42
CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

29 32
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 30 47
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

31 40
SERTRALINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

32 22
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

33 62
GLIPIZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

34 38
ATENOLOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

34 17
SUBOXONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

36 184
PROAIR HFA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

37 46
ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

38 27
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

39 59
MIRTAZAPINE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

40 44
BUPRENORPHINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 O 41 200
TRAMADOL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O 42 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

42 29
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

44 101
GLIMEPIRIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

44 43
ADVAIR DISKUS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

46 54
VENTOLIN HFA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

46 60
LANTUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 61
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

49 55
CITALOPRAM HBR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

49 23
FINASTERIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 56
PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

52 35
RANITIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 53 58
BACLOFEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 54 71
SPIRIVA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 69
CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

55 50
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

57 64
IBUPROFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 99
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

59 149
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 59 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 59 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 37
PROMETHAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 160
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 64 26
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

65 83
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. 14, 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.