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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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23,052Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

999 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

2% of this provider’s 931 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

26% of this provider’s 999 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 999 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$1.04M

2014

$1.06M

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

22,901

2014

23,820

2015

23,052

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 1,141

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,080

prescriptions.

230

patients, 23% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,120

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,018

prescriptions.

209

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 702

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

667

prescriptions.

117

patients, 12% of all patients

3 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 677

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

4 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 649

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

134

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 639

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

129

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
GABAPENTIN 614

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

7 11
OMEPRAZOLE 597

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

118

patients, 12% of all patients

8 4
SIMVASTATIN 594

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

131

patients, 13% of all patients

9 6
FUROSEMIDE 594

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

9 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 583

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

125

patients, 13% of all patients

11 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

118

patients, 12% of all patients

O 12 8
METFORMIN HCL 501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

13 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 494

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

14 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

15 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

15 7
ATENOLOL 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

17 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

18 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

19 19
TRAZODONE HCL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

20 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

21 37
CLOPIDOGREL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

22 32
SERTRALINE HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

23 22
ALLOPURINOL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

24 27
TRAMADOL HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

O 25 30
ALPRAZOLAM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

26 36
PREDNISONE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

27 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

28 26
GLIPIZIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

29 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

30 45
LOVASTATIN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

31 24
CLONIDINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

32 81
CITALOPRAM HBR 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

33 23
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

34 39
LORAZEPAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

34 31
OXYCODONE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

O 36 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

37 20
FENTANYL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 38 72
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 39 63
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

40 28
CARVEDILOL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

41 25
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

41 59
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

43 86
PAROXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 57
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 83
CEPHALEXIN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A 46 112
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

47 64
SYNTHROID 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

48 65
FINASTERIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

49 56
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A 49 107
ONDANSETRON ODT 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

51 143
FAMOTIDINE* 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

52 66
PROPRANOLOL HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 125
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

A 54 77
AZITHROMYCIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

A 55 85
ROPINIROLE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

56 91
RANITIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 58
CLONAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

56 50
LANTUS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

56 61
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 60 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

60 40
GLIPIZIDE XL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 161
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

63 68
BUPROPION HCL SR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

64 76
DULOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

64 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 54
ZETIA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

67 119
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 68 105
PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

69 46
VALSARTAN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

70 102
SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 49
FLUOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

72 33
MEMANTINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 72 74
ESTRADIOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

72 94
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

75 42
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 75 101
NIFEDIPINE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 77 166
DIGOXIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

78 116
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 62
GEMFIBROZIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

80 158
BENICAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

81 219
GLYBURIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 81 308
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 83 311
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

83 128
CARTIA XT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

85 185
GLIMEPIRIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 85 43
SUCRALFATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 87 218
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 87 92
DIAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 87 79
VERAPAMIL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 87 152
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 87 87
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

87 127
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 June 5, 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.