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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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14,560Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$781K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 56 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

1,314 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,199 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

10% of this provider’s 1,314 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 1,314 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$604K

2014

$685K

2015

$781K

2016

Number of Claims

11,566

2014

12,343

2015

14,560

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 528

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

143

patients, 11% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 490

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

172

patients, 13% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

163

patients, 12% of all patients

3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

119

patients, 9% of all patients

O 4 8
SIMVASTATIN 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

115

patients, 9% of all patients

5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

109

patients, 8% of all patients

6 5
OMEPRAZOLE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

7 4
GABAPENTIN 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

8 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

9 12
FUROSEMIDE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

10 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

11 7
METFORMIN HCL 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

12 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

13 15
OXYCODONE HCL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

O 14 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

15 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

16 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

17 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

18 19
TRAZODONE HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

19 18
CARVEDILOL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

20 25
TRAMADOL HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

O 21 30
LORAZEPAM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

22 31
LOVASTATIN 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

23 24
ALPRAZOLAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

24 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

25 16
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

26 55
METFORMIN HCL ER 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

27 48
IRBESARTAN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

28 95
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

29 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

30 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

31 13
ALLOPURINOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

32 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

33 29
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

34 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

35 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

36 37
CHLORTHALIDONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

37 82
ATENOLOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

37 17
CLOPIDOGREL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

39 32
DULOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

39 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

41 40
CLONAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

42 50
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

43 52
FLUOXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

44 33
VALSARTAN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

45 102
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

46 42
NYSTATIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

47 133
QVAR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

48 111
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

49 86
LYRICA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

50 90
FAMOTIDINE* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 51 66
PROPRANOLOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

51 125
MIRTAZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

51 44
RANITIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

54 58
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

55 45
VERAPAMIL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

56 152
BACLOFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

57 71
CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

57 75
FENTANYL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 O 57 72
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

60 120
DIAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

61 79
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

61 46
SERTRALINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

61 22
PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

64 35
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

64 214
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. 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.