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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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15,246Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$808K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

720 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

19% of this provider’s 720 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 720 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

$53 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

$913K

2014

$887K

2015

$808K

2016

Number of Claims

16,700

2014

15,921

2015

15,246

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 566

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

117

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 563

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

O 2 8
OMEPRAZOLE 493

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
LISINOPRIL 436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
FUROSEMIDE 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

7 9
GABAPENTIN 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

8 11
TRAZODONE HCL 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

9 18
DULOXETINE HCL 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

10 34
SIMVASTATIN 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

11 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

12 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

13 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

14 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

15 19
OXYCODONE HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

O 16 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

17 12
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O 18 47
METFORMIN HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

19 10
ATENOLOL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

20 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

21 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

22 20
ALPRAZOLAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

23 36
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 24 41
MIRTAZAPINE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

25 44
CLONAZEPAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

26 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

27 28
MELOXICAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

28 51
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

29 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

29 37
LORAZEPAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

31 31
CLOPIDOGREL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

32 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

32 26
PREDNISONE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

34 35
GLIMEPIRIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

35 43
CARVEDILOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 25
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

37 64
ADVAIR DISKUS 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

38 54
TIZANIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

38 70
ALLOPURINOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

40 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 87
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

42 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

43 13
ONDANSETRON ODT 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

44 143
LEVETIRACETAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 121
PROAIR HFA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

46 46
SERTRALINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

47 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

47 29
SPIRONOLACTONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

49 49
BUPROPION HCL SR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

49 76
TRAMADOL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O 51 30
VENTOLIN HFA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

52 60
TERAZOSIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 93
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 54 145
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 59
LYRICA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 55 90
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 62
TEMAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 58 122
VOLTAREN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

58 163
LANTUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 61
XARELTO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 61 89
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 42
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 63 45
DIAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 79
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

63 327
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 55
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 Jan. 14, 2010.
  • 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.