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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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15,499Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$942K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

710 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

22% of this provider’s 710 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 710 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$898K

2014

$1.05M

2015

$942K

2016

Number of Claims

16,494

2014

18,362

2015

15,499

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 763

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

150

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 530

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
TRAMADOL HCL 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

O 5 30
FUROSEMIDE 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

6 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

O 7 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

9 15
SIMVASTATIN 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

10 6
GABAPENTIN 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

12 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

13 12
METFORMIN HCL 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

14 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

15 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

16 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

17 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

18 20
BUSPIRONE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

19 80
ALPRAZOLAM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

20 36
LOVASTATIN 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

21 24
MELOXICAM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

22 51
CARVEDILOL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

23 25
TIZANIDINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

24 70
OXYCODONE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 25 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

26 45
ALLOPURINOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

27 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

27 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

29 28
TRAZODONE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

30 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

31 43
RANITIDINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 58
SERTRALINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

32 22
TOPIRAMATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

34 126
SYNTHROID 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 65
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

36 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

38 37
CLONAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 50
MIRTAZAPINE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

40 44
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

41 55
LAMOTRIGINE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 144
CLOPIDOGREL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

43 32
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 44 41
LANTUS 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 61
PREDNISONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

46 35
ROPINIROLE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

46 91
FENOFIBRATE* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 271
ATENOLOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

49 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

50 54
SPIRONOLACTONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

52 49
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

53 19
PROAIR HFA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

54 46
DULOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 34
SYMBICORT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

56 109
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 138
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 58 83
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 62
LORAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 31
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 O 61 47
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A 61 77
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

61 186
PAROXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 64 57
ZETIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 119
MYRBETRIQ 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 66 311
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

67 26
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 190
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 68 59
KLOR-CON M20 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 70 188
TEMAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 71 122
MEMANTINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 71 74
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 69
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 2, 2016.
  • 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.