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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,921Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$719K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 69 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

876 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

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

14% of this provider’s 876 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 876 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

$45 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

$533K

2014

$705K

2015

$719K

2016

Number of Claims

13,220

2014

16,987

2015

15,921

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
LISINOPRIL 835

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

792

prescriptions.

168

patients, 19% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 816

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

804

prescriptions.

158

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 657

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

3 1
METFORMIN HCL 533

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

4 10
OMEPRAZOLE 527

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 448

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

6 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

7 7
SIMVASTATIN 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

8 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

9 19
FUROSEMIDE 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

10 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

11 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

12 13
ATENOLOL 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

13 17
LOVASTATIN 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

14 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

15 20
OXYCODONE HCL 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O 16 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

O 17 8
GABAPENTIN 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

18 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

19 15
CARVEDILOL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

20 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

21 16
TRAZODONE HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

22 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

23 12
GLIPIZIDE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

24 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

25 29
CLOPIDOGREL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

26 32
PROAIR HFA 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

27 46
PAROXETINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

28 57
ALLOPURINOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

29 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

30 23
FINASTERIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

30 56
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 32 47
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

33 68
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 42
SERTRALINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

35 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

36 67
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

37 28
TRAMADOL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

O 37 30
ADVAIR DISKUS 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

39 54
GLIMEPIRIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

40 43
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

40 195
SPIRONOLACTONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

42 49
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 42 41
FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

44 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

44 26
MIRTAZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

46 44
ALPRAZOLAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

47 36
METFORMIN HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 49 37
LORAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 31
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

51 59
DULOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

51 34
SPIRIVA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

53 69
CLONAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 54 50
VALSARTAN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

54 102
PRADAXA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

56 172
GLIPIZIDE XL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

57 161
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O 58 95
CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 75
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

59 86
PREDNISONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

59 35
DIAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 62 79
ELIQUIS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

63 84
TIZANIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 70
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

63 45
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

66 64
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 May 18, 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.