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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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16,031Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$907K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

753 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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 709 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

22% of this provider’s 753 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 753 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$803K

2014

$862K

2015

$907K

2016

Number of Claims

15,369

2014

15,318

2015

16,031

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 683

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

156

patients, 21% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 671

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 601

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

124

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 536

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

133

patients, 18% of all patients

5 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

7 5
SIMVASTATIN 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

8 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

O 9 8
FUROSEMIDE 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

10 9
METFORMIN HCL 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

11 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

12 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

13 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

14 23
GABAPENTIN 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

15 11
LORAZEPAM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

16 31
LOVASTATIN 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

17 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

18 19
DULOXETINE HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

18 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

18 16
ATENOLOL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

21 17
CARVEDILOL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

22 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

23 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

24 40
TRAZODONE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

25 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

26 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

27 29
ALLOPURINOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

28 27
MELOXICAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

29 51
TRAMADOL HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O 30 30
SERTRALINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

31 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

32 45
CLOPIDOGREL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

33 32
PROAIR HFA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

34 46
GLIMEPIRIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

35 43
PAROXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

36 57
PREDNISONE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

37 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

37 37
TIZANIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

39 70
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 180
VENLAFAXINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 174
FINASTERIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

42 56
OXYCODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 43 21
CHLORTHALIDONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 82
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 26
FENOFIBRATE* 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 137
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 47 41
SYMBICORT 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

48 109
CRESTOR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

49 75
CLONAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 50
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 39
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 105
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 62
AZITHROMYCIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

A 54 85
XARELTO 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 89
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 42
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 59
ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 54
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 55
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 60 195
DOXEPIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

61 191
SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 49
ALPRAZOLAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 36
BUSPIRONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 80
FENTANYL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 O 65 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

66 28
NIFEDIPINE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 67 166
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

A 67 77
MIRTAZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 44
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

70 68
DIAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

71 79
ROPINIROLE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 72 91
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

72 149
BUPROPION HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 215
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 Nov. 28, 2011.
  • 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.