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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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14,872Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$879K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

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

32% 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 735 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

8% of this provider’s 819 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 819 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

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$667K

2014

$815K

2015

$879K

2016

Number of Claims

12,582

2014

15,465

2015

14,872

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 711

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

168

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 517

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

148

patients, 18% of all patients

2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 496

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

O 3 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

4 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
FUROSEMIDE 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

6 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

7 2
GABAPENTIN 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

8 11
CARVEDILOL 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

9 25
SIMVASTATIN 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

10 6
OMEPRAZOLE 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

107

patients, 13% of all patients

11 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

12 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

13 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

14 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

15 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

16 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

17 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

17 23
METFORMIN HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

19 10
TRAZODONE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

20 18
MELOXICAM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

21 51
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

21 14
TRAMADOL HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

O 23 30
OXYCODONE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

O 24 21
ALPRAZOLAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

25 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

26 13
LOVASTATIN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

27 24
ALLOPURINOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

28 27
METFORMIN HCL ER 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

29 48
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O 30 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

31 40
LORAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 31
RANITIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

33 58
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

34 28
CLOPIDOGREL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

35 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 36 63
FENTANYL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 37 72
OXYCONTIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 38 129
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

38 101
TORSEMIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 114
FINASTERIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 56
ATENOLOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

42 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

43 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

44 29
SYMBICORT 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

44 109
SERTRALINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

46 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

47 45
CHLORTHALIDONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

48 82
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 42
CLONAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

49 50
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

51 149
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

52 86
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 97
PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

54 46
GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 38
BUPROPION HCL SR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

55 76
PREDNISONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

55 35
ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 54
DONEPEZIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 37
DIGOXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 116
SPIRONOLACTONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 49
TIZANIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 70
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 62 62
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

64 64
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 64 138
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

66 118
LANTUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 61
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 67
ELIQUIS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 68 84
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 Nov. 23, 2009.
  • 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.