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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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8,431Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 157 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$441K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 196 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

456 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

3% of this provider’s 418 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

17% of this provider’s 456 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 456 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

$52 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

$497K

2014

$443K

2015

$441K

2016

Number of Claims

9,413

2014

8,580

2015

8,431

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 628

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

106

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

2 5
SIMVASTATIN 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

3 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

4 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

5 7
LISINOPRIL 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

6 3
GABAPENTIN 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

7 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

8 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

9 2
FUROSEMIDE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

10 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

11 14
ATENOLOL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

12 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

13 16
METFORMIN HCL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

14 10
OMEPRAZOLE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

15 4
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

16 29
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

O 17 8
LOVASTATIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

18 24
SERTRALINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

19 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

20 15
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

21 138
TRAZODONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

22 18
ALPRAZOLAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

23 36
TRAMADOL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O 24 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

25 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

25 33
PAROXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

27 57
DULOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

28 34
METFORMIN HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

29 48
LORAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 26
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 39
CEPHALEXIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

A 33 112
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

33 28
CLOPIDOGREL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 32
GLIPIZIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

36 108
DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 36 116
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 June 5, 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.