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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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6,681Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 248 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$350K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 277 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

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

17% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

12% of this provider’s 566 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 566 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$388K

2014

$390K

2015

$350K

2016

Number of Claims

6,231

2014

6,468

2015

6,681

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
SIMVASTATIN 438

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

133

patients, 23% of all patients

1 6
OXYCODONE HCL 353

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

O 2 21
LISINOPRIL 319

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

96

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 288

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

100

patients, 18% of all patients

4 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 274

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

O 5 8
ATENOLOL 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

6 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

7 7
OMEPRAZOLE 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

8 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

9 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

10 5
METFORMIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

12 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

13 12
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 14 47
GLIPIZIDE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

14 38
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 16 41
K-TAB ER 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

17 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

18 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

19 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

19 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

21 13
TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

22 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

23 19
ALLOPURINOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

24 27
FUROSEMIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

25 9
QVAR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

26 111
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

27 39
CLOPIDOGREL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

28 32
GABAPENTIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

29 11
DULERA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

30 140
PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

31 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

31 23
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

33 86
TERAZOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 93
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.