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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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14,312Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$965K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

1,586 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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 1,263 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

14% of this provider’s 1,586 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 1,586 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% 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

9 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

$622K

2014

$829K

2015

$965K

2016

Number of Claims

10,929

2014

14,894

2015

14,312

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
LISINOPRIL 657

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

283

patients, 18% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 612

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

297

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 497

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

237

patients, 15% of all patients

3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

218

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

178

patients, 11% of all patients

5 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

168

patients, 11% of all patients

6 1
GABAPENTIN 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

167

patients, 11% of all patients

7 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

168

patients, 11% of all patients

7 15
TRAMADOL HCL 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

154

patients, 10% of all patients

O 9 30
METFORMIN HCL 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

131

patients, 8% of all patients

10 10
LOVASTATIN 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

114

patients, 7% of all patients

11 24
FUROSEMIDE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

111

patients, 7% of all patients

12 9
SIMVASTATIN 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

97

patients, 6% of all patients

13 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

107

patients, 7% of all patients

14 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

15 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

81

patients, 5% of all patients

16 13
MELOXICAM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

102

patients, 6% of all patients

17 51
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

91

patients, 6% of all patients

18 19
PREDNISONE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

140

patients, 9% of all patients

19 35
TRAZODONE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

91

patients, 6% of all patients

20 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

102

patients, 6% of all patients

21 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

75

patients, 5% of all patients

22 29
CARVEDILOL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

66

patients, 4% of all patients

23 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

68

patients, 4% of all patients

24 45
CLOPIDOGREL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

24 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

76

patients, 5% of all patients

26 26
VENTOLIN HFA 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

27 60
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

28 14
SERTRALINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

29 22
ALPRAZOLAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

30 36
TIZANIDINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

81

patients, 5% of all patients

31 70
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

O 32 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

33 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

34 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

35 40
GLIPIZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

35 38
ATENOLOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

37 17
ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

38 27
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

39 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

39 67
XARELTO 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

39 89
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

42 120
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

43 52
FLUOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

43 33
HYDRALAZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

45 98
DULOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

46 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

47 43
ZETIA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

48 119
LORAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

48 31
AZITHROMYCIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

A 50 85
DONEPEZIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

50 37
TEMAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

52 122
SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

53 49
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

53 97
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

A 55 107
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

56 42
BREO ELLIPTA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

56 243
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

56 64
LINZESS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

59 299
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

59 86
CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

61 75
RISPERIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

P 61 88
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

63 127
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

64 137
LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

65 90
MIRTAZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

65 44
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 Oct. 9, 2015.
  • 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.