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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,750Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

1,108 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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 955 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

23% of this provider’s 1,108 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 1,108 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

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

$1.15M

2014

$1.43M

2015

$1.52M

2016

Number of Claims

19,209

2014

22,694

2015

25,750

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 1,057

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

935

prescriptions.

204

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 944

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

871

prescriptions.

195

patients, 18% of all patients

2 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 785

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

732

prescriptions.

167

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 638

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

151

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 637

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

144

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
FUROSEMIDE 637

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

134

patients, 12% of all patients

5 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

122

patients, 11% of all patients

7 16
LISINOPRIL 504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

132

patients, 12% of all patients

8 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

9 12
OXYCODONE HCL 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

O 10 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

123

patients, 11% of all patients

O 11 8
GABAPENTIN 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

12 11
METFORMIN HCL 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

13 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

14 43
CARVEDILOL 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

15 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

16 13
ALPRAZOLAM 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

17 36
SIMVASTATIN 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

18 6
TRAMADOL HCL 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

O 19 30
ATENOLOL 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

20 17
TRAZODONE HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

21 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

22 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

23 19
DULOXETINE HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

24 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

25 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

26 14
TIZANIDINE HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

27 70
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

O 28 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

29 29
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

29 39
RANITIDINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

31 58
CITALOPRAM HBR 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

31 23
SPIRONOLACTONE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

33 49
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

34 67
CLONAZEPAM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

35 50
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

36 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

37 87
PREDNISONE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

38 35
LABETALOL HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

39 227
DEXAMETHASONE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

40 183
LOVASTATIN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

41 24
MIRTAZAPINE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

42 44
BACLOFEN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

43 71
CLOPIDOGREL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

44 32
ALLOPURINOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

45 27
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

46 68
MELOXICAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

46 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

48 59
DIAZEPAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

49 79
SERTRALINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

50 22
CHLORTHALIDONE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

51 82
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O 52 145
MEMANTINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

53 74
METFORMIN HCL ER 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

54 48
PROAIR HFA 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

54 46
LORAZEPAM 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

56 31
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

57 86
BUPROPION XL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

58 73
DONEPEZIL HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

59 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

60 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

61 45
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

62 62
NABUMETONE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

63 154
FENTANYL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 63 72
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 65 63
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

66 64
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 67 47
PAROXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

67 57
HYDRALAZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

69 98
AMIODARONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

70 192
LANTUS 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

71 61
LYRICA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

72 90
CEPHALEXIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

A 73 112
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

73 55
ADVAIR DISKUS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

75 54
ROPINIROLE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

76 91
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

A 76 162
ESTRADIOL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

78 94
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

A 79 208
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

79 42
METHADONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 81 103
ELIQUIS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

82 84
CLONIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

83 81
AZITHROMYCIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

A 83 85
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

85 104
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

86 282
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

87 52
XARELTO 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

87 89
FINASTERIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

87 56
RISPERIDONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 90 88
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

90 127
OXYCONTIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 O 92 129
FLUCONAZOLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

92 193
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

94 28
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

95 92
CALCITONIN-SALMON 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

96 217
LIDOCAINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

96 159
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

96 97
CARTIA XT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

99 185
HYDROCORTISONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

99 198
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

A 99 163
CARISOPRODOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 102 209
VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

103 60
NITROFURANTOIN* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

A 103 311
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

103 149
NITROSTAT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

106 262
ONDANSETRON ODT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

107 143
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

O 108 95
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

108 225
PROMETHAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 1% of all patients

110 160
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

A 110 77
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 24, 2010.
  • 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.