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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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8,558Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 152 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$458K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 181 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

800 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

13% of this provider’s 800 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 800 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$373K

2014

$448K

2015

$458K

2016

Number of Claims

7,517

2014

8,458

2015

8,558

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 498

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

132

patients, 17% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 423

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
SIMVASTATIN 416

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

3 6
METFORMIN HCL 363

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

4 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

5 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

6 7
ATENOLOL 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

7 17
OMEPRAZOLE 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

8 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

9 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

10 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

O 11 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

12 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

13 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

14 13
FUROSEMIDE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

15 9
GLIPIZIDE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

16 38
K-TAB ER 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

17 53
GABAPENTIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

18 11
HUMULIN N 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

19 78
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

20 29
PREDNISONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

21 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

22 42
TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

23 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

24 19
INSULIN SYRINGE* 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

25 136
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

26 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

27 28
SERTRALINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

27 22
VENTOLIN HFA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

29 60
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

30 52
HUMULIN R 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

31 145
INSULIN SYRINGE* 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

31 179
DULERA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

33 140
FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

33 33
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 33 47
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

36 106
QVAR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

37 111
OXYCODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O 37 21
ALLOPURINOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

39 27
FAMOTIDINE* 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

40 66
CITALOPRAM HBR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

41 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 67
HUMULIN 70-30 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 199
PROAIR HFA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

44 46
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 45 41
CARVEDILOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

46 25
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 59
CLOPIDOGREL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 32
TROSPIUM CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 206
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 Feb. 4, 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.