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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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10,019Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 102 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$623K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 98 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

172 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

19% of this provider’s 153 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

41% of this provider’s 172 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

62% of this provider’s 172 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

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

58 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

$507K

2014

$657K

2015

$623K

2016

Number of Claims

11,649

2014

10,669

2015

10,019

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
OMEPRAZOLE 479

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

49

patients, 28% of all patients

1 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 470

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

52

patients, 30% of all patients

2 2
FUROSEMIDE 415

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

43

patients, 25% of all patients

3 9
OXYCODONE HCL 409

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

63

patients, 37% of all patients

O 4 21
LISINOPRIL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

28

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
GABAPENTIN 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

25

patients, 15% of all patients

5 11
SERTRALINE HCL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

7 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

7 23
TRAZODONE HCL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

20

patients, 12% of all patients

9 18
SYNTHROID 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

26

patients, 15% of all patients

10 65
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

11 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

12 12
SIMVASTATIN 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

13 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

14 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

O 14 8
METFORMIN HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

16 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

17 7
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

49

patients, 28% of all patients

18 64
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

19 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 16% of all patients

20 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

P 21 63
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

22 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

23 37
BACLOFEN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 24 71
ADVAIR DISKUS 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

25 54
DIGOXIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

26 116
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

27 29
MIRTAZAPINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

28 44
CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 29 25
SPIRIVA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

30 69
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 31 104
MEMANTINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

32 74
RISPERIDONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

P 33 88
ELIQUIS 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 34 84
PREDNISONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 12% of all patients

35 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 36 16
LANTUS 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

36 61
METFORMIN HCL ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 36 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 39 67
LATANOPROST 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

40 170
ATENOLOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 40 17
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 O 42 47
LEVETIRACETAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 43 121
FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 43 33
ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 45 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 46 87
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 46 120
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 13% of all patients

48 28
ONDANSETRON HCL* 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

49 151
LORAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

49 31
KLOR-CON 10 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 49 157
DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 49 34
FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 53 56
VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 12% of all patients

54 60
ADVAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

55 319
ONDANSETRON ODT 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

30

patients, 17% of all patients

55 143
ARIPIPRAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 P 57 176
GLIPIZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 58 38
RIVASTIGMINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 59 253
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. 27, 2012.
  • 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.