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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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14,475Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$816K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 47 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

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

40% 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

4% of this provider’s 581 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

12% of this provider’s 647 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 647 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

22 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

$903K

2014

$857K

2015

$816K

2016

Number of Claims

16,555

2014

15,637

2015

14,475

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 836

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

770

prescriptions.

162

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 642

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

146

patients, 23% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 525

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

121

patients, 19% of all patients

3 2
FUROSEMIDE 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

4 9
OMEPRAZOLE 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
METFORMIN HCL 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

5 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

7 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

8 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

9 5
GABAPENTIN 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

10 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

11 14
SIMVASTATIN 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

12 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

13 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

14 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

O 15 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

16 7
SERTRALINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

17 22
LOVASTATIN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

18 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

19 20
CARVEDILOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

20 25
FENTANYL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 O 21 72
TRAZODONE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

22 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

23 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

24 23
ADVAIR DISKUS 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

25 54
ALLOPURINOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

26 27
LANTUS 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

26 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

28 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

29 33
PAROXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

29 57
CLOPIDOGREL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

31 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

32 43
OXYCODONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

O 32 21
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 117
CHLORTHALIDONE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

35 82
TIZANIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

36 70
ATENOLOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 17
PROAIR HFA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

38 46
VENTOLIN HFA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

39 60
ROPINIROLE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 91
MELOXICAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 51
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

41 62
FINASTERIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 56
GEMFIBROZIL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 158
METFORMIN HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 48
TERAZOSIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 93
DULOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 46 34
FLUOCINONIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 46 294
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 39
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 127
TORSEMIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 114
GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 51 38
SPIRIVA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 69
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

53 28
TRAMADOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 55 30
PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

55 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 57 37
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 57 97
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 59 59
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 59 63
RANITIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 58
LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

62 31
VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 62 102
CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 75
LIDOCAINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 65 159
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 4, 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.