Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

14,656Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$627K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 97 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

1,010 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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 885 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

More resources »

Antibiotics

21% of this provider’s 1,010 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

More resources »

Opioids

18% of this provider’s 1,010 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

More resources »

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$43 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

$623K

2014

$570K

2015

$627K

2016

Number of Claims

13,274

2014

12,908

2015

14,656

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 781

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

207

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 553

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

143

patients, 14% of all patients

2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 548

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

163

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
LISINOPRIL 541

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

142

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 448

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

121

patients, 12% of all patients

5 1
METFORMIN HCL 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

6 10
SIMVASTATIN 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

8 13
FUROSEMIDE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

9 9
ATENOLOL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

10 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

11 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

12 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

13 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

14 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

15 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

16 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

17 14
LOVASTATIN 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

18 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

O 18 8
CARVEDILOL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

18 25
GLIPIZIDE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

21 38
TRAZODONE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

22 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

23 29
GABAPENTIN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

24 11
ALLOPURINOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

25 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

26 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

27 37
FINASTERIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

28 56
ALPRAZOLAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

29 36
FLUOXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

30 33
PROAIR HFA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

31 46
SERTRALINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

32 22
LORAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

33 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

34 67
TRAMADOL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

O 35 30
PREDNISONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

36 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

37 23
CLOPIDOGREL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

38 32
OXYCODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

O 39 21
DULOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

40 34
IBUPROFEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

41 99
SPIRONOLACTONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

42 49
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

42 28
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O 44 41
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

45 101
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A 46 208
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

47 118
AZITHROMYCIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

A 48 85
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

O 48 95
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

50 105
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

51 42
LANTUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

52 61
VENTOLIN HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

53 60
BACLOFEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

53 71
LACTULOSE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

53 173
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 39
VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

57 102
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

58 52
SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

59 65
RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

60 58
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

61 139
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

61 64
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

61 62
ONDANSETRON HCL* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

64 151
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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 Oct. 12, 2009.
  • 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.