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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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15,403Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

580 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% 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

3% of this provider’s 507 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

18% of this provider’s 580 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 580 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

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$845K

2014

$932K

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

15,962

2014

15,224

2015

15,403

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 730

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

122

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 695

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

144

patients, 25% of all patients

2 3
GABAPENTIN 521

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

3 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 498

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

107

patients, 18% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

95

patients, 16% of all patients

5 5
OMEPRAZOLE 416

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

6 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

7 19
FUROSEMIDE 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

8 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

9 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

10 12
METFORMIN HCL 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

11 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

12 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

13 23
MELOXICAM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

14 51
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

15 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

16 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

17 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

18 29
TRAMADOL HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

O 19 30
SIMVASTATIN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

20 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

21 16
CARVEDILOL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

22 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

O 23 8
LOVASTATIN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

24 24
ATENOLOL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

25 17
DULOXETINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

26 34
TRAZODONE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

27 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

28 43
CLOPIDOGREL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

29 32
ALPRAZOLAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

30 36
LANTUS 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

31 61
SERTRALINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

32 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

33 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

35 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

36 28
LYRICA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

37 90
FINASTERIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 56
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

39 68
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 40
VENTOLIN HFA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

41 60
BUSPIRONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 42 80
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 62
ELIQUIS 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 84
FENTANYL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 45 72
SPIRIVA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 69
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 83
ROPINIROLE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 91
GLIPIZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 38
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A 50 107
OXYCODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 51 21
CHLORTHALIDONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 82
PROAIR HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

52 46
PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 57
PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

52 35
LORAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 31
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 P 57 63
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

57 97
JANUVIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 110
IBUPROFEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

60 99
GEMFIBROZIL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 61 158
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 55
DONEPEZIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 63 37
MIRTAZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 44
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 42
NYSTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 133
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 39
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 April 18, 2017.
  • 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.