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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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14,018Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$882K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

718 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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 562 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

15% of this provider’s 718 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 718 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

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$1.18M

2015

$882K

2016

Number of Claims

18,727

2014

18,611

2015

14,018

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 613

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

147

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 471

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

O 2 8
LISINOPRIL 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

4 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

6 12
SIMVASTATIN 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

7 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
OXYCODONE HCL 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

O 9 21
FUROSEMIDE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

9 9
GABAPENTIN 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

11 11
TRAZODONE HCL 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

12 18
LORAZEPAM 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

13 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

14 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

15 15
METFORMIN HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

16 10
DULOXETINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

17 34
SERTRALINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

18 22
CARVEDILOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

18 25
TRAMADOL HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

O 20 30
TIZANIDINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

21 70
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

22 13
ALPRAZOLAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

23 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

24 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

25 23
LOVASTATIN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

26 24
CLONAZEPAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

27 50
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O 28 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

29 19
ATENOLOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

30 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

31 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

32 28
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 33 47
FLUOXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

34 33
METHADONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 35 103
DIAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

36 79
PAROXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

37 57
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

38 64
GLIPIZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

39 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 41 63
CLOPIDOGREL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 32
PROAIR HFA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

42 46
FENTANYL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 O 44 72
SPIRONOLACTONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 49
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

47 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

48 26
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 83
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

49 14
MELOXICAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

51 51
SPIRIVA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 69
MIRTAZAPINE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 44
BUPROPION HCL SR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 76
LANTUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 61
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 97
ONDANSETRON HCL* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

57 151
VENTOLIN HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

58 60
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 45
BACLOFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 71
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 59 62
ESTRADIOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 94
PREDNISONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

62 35
RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 58
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 149
METHOCARBAMOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 66 202
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 101
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 March 13, 2017.
  • 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.