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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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9,517Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 113 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$399K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 232 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

795 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

17% of this provider’s 795 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 795 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

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$421K

2014

$439K

2015

$399K

2016

Number of Claims

9,430

2014

9,513

2015

9,517

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
SIMVASTATIN 580

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

170

patients, 21% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 453

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

123

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 406

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
ATENOLOL 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

4 17
OMEPRAZOLE 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

O 6 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

7 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

8 7
K-TAB ER 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

9 53
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

10 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

11 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

11 28
METFORMIN HCL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

13 10
GABAPENTIN 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

14 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

15 19
FUROSEMIDE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

16 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

17 13
GLIPIZIDE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

18 38
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

19 5
TRAZODONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

20 18
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O 21 41
PAROXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

22 57
HUMULIN N 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

23 78
OXYCODONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O 24 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

25 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

26 33
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 27 47
QVAR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

28 111
INSULIN SYRINGE* 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

29 136
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

30 29
VENTOLIN HFA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

31 60
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

33 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

34 42
FAMOTIDINE* 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

35 66
FENTANYL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 36 72
BUPROPION HCL SR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 76
SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

37 49
PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

39 46
HUMULIN R 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

40 145
DILT-XR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

41 123
SERTRALINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 22
CARVEDILOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

42 25
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

44 86
TRAMADOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 45 30
LORAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

45 31
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 92
DONEPEZIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

48 37
DULERA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

48 140
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 July 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.