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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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11,504Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 68 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$751K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 63 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

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

22% 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

21% of this provider’s 551 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 551 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$593K

2014

$647K

2015

$751K

2016

Number of Claims

10,123

2014

10,617

2015

11,504

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 663

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

114

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

91

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 346

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

4 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

O 5 8
LISINOPRIL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

6 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

7 7
GABAPENTIN 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

8 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

9 16
FUROSEMIDE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

10 9
SIMVASTATIN 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

11 6
METFORMIN HCL 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

11 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

13 14
ATENOLOL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

14 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

15 13
DULOXETINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

16 34
TRAZODONE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

17 18
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 18 41
WARFARIN SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

19 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

20 23
DIAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

20 79
SERTRALINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

22 22
LORAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

22 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

24 15
XARELTO 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

25 89
ALLOPURINOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

26 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

27 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

27 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

29 28
ESTRADIOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

30 94
CLOPIDOGREL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

31 32
ALPRAZOLAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 36
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

33 52
SYNTHROID 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 65
ROPINIROLE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 91
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

36 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

37 29
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 38 59
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

39 177
DONEPEZIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 39 37
TRAMADOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 39 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 42 63
ONDANSETRON ODT 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

43 143
LOVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 24
PROAIR HFA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 46
OXYCODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 46 21
BUPROPION HCL SR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 47 76
FENTANYL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 O 48 72
PREDNISONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

49 35
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 49 98
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 51 57
METFORMIN HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

51 48
RANITIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 58
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 25, 2011.
  • 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.