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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,731Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$1.6M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

1,087 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

4% of this provider’s 935 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

19% of this provider’s 1,087 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 1,087 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

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$1.7M

2014

$1.59M

2015

$1.6M

2016

Number of Claims

32,297

2014

29,230

2015

28,731

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 1,570

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,311

prescriptions.

205

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,044

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

855

prescriptions.

184

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,028

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

926

prescriptions.

169

patients, 16% of all patients

3 5
OMEPRAZOLE 937

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

742

prescriptions.

150

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
METFORMIN HCL 790

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

134

patients, 12% of all patients

5 10
FUROSEMIDE 777

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

119

patients, 11% of all patients

6 9
GABAPENTIN 739

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

144

patients, 13% of all patients

7 11
LISINOPRIL 707

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

129

patients, 12% of all patients

8 3
SIMVASTATIN 679

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

124

patients, 11% of all patients

9 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 540

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

10 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

126

patients, 12% of all patients

O 11 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

12 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 493

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

13 12
SERTRALINE HCL 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

14 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

15 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

16 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

17 19
CARVEDILOL 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

18 25
TRAMADOL HCL 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

O 19 30
LOVASTATIN 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

20 24
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

21 55
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

22 15
ALLOPURINOL 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

23 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

24 14
ROPINIROLE HCL 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

25 91
ATENOLOL 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

25 17
TRAZODONE HCL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

27 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

27 20
OXYCODONE HCL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

O 29 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

30 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

31 23
RANITIDINE HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

32 58
DONEPEZIL HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

33 37
JANUVIA 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

34 110
BUPROPION HCL SR 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

35 76
BUSPIRONE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

36 80
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

37 39
LORAZEPAM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

38 31
GLIPIZIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

39 38
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

40 62
CLOPIDOGREL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

41 32
ADVAIR DISKUS 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

42 54
PAROXETINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

43 57
DULOXETINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

44 34
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

O 45 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

46 45
MEMANTINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

47 74
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

47 28
LANTUS 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

49 61
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

49 64
TIZANIDINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

51 70
BYSTOLIC 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

52 113
ZETIA 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

53 119
BENAZEPRIL HCL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

54 139
FLUOXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

55 33
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 56 63
PREDNISONE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

57 35
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

58 105
SPIRIVA 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

59 69
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 60 87
SPIRONOLACTONE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 49
FENTANYL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

O 62 72
PROAIR HFA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

62 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

64 42
METFORMIN HCL ER 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

65 48
GLIMEPIRIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

65 43
CLONAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

67 50
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

68 68
TRADJENTA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

69 229
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

70 238
VENTOLIN HFA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

71 60
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

71 59
SYNTHROID 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

73 65
GLIPIZIDE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

74 108
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

75 97
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

76 40
LYRICA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 77 90
FAMOTIDINE* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 77 66
DUTASTERIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 79 282
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 79 67
MIRTAZAPINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

81 44
FINASTERIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

81 56
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

81 92
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

81 52
HUMALOG 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

85 124
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 1% of all patients

85 101
FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

87 137
PROPRANOLOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 88 125
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

A 88 162
CRESTOR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

90 75
JANTOVEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

90 100
SYMBICORT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

90 109
RISPERIDONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 93 88
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

93 155
ONDANSETRON ODT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

95 143
NEXIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 96 259
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O 96 47
CEFUROXIME 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

A 98 209
BUPROPION XL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 98 73
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 100 177
QVAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

100 111
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

A 102 107
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

103 149
NYSTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

103 133
AMIODARONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

103 192
ALPRAZOLAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

103 36
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 107 104
TOPIRAMATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 108 126
FLUCONAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

108 193
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

108 106
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 Feb. 1, 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.