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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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15,432Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$700K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 76 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

620 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

23% of this provider’s 620 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 620 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

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$661K

2014

$686K

2015

$700K

2016

Number of Claims

15,230

2014

15,507

2015

15,432

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 720

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

138

patients, 22% of all patients

1 3
METFORMIN HCL 590

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

2 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 560

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
FUROSEMIDE 453

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

6 9
GLIMEPIRIDE 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

7 43
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 419

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

8 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

9 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

10 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

O 11 8
CARVEDILOL 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

12 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

13 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

14 19
SIMVASTATIN 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

15 6
GABAPENTIN 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

16 11
ATENOLOL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

17 17
FAMOTIDINE* 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

18 66
WARFARIN SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

19 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

20 29
SERTRALINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

21 22
PREDNISONE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

22 35
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

23 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

24 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

25 13
ALLOPURINOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

26 27
TRAMADOL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

O 27 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

28 67
LOVASTATIN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

29 24
TERAZOSIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

30 93
DULOXETINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

31 34
MELOXICAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

32 51
SPIRONOLACTONE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

33 49
TIZANIDINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

34 70
TRAZODONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 18
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

36 97
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 55
CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

38 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

39 23
CLONIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 81
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

41 14
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

42 101
BACLOFEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

43 71
LANTUS 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 61
PAROXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 57
DOXEPIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 46 191
VENTOLIN HFA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

47 60
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

48 68
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

49 39
PROAIR HFA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

49 46
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 62
TRANDOLAPRIL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 286
CRESTOR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 75
DILTIAZEM HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 215
VERAPAMIL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 54 152
NAPROXEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 115
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 57 92
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 58 45
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 59 77
DONEPEZIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 59 37
QVAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 61 111
LORAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 31
INDAPAMIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 62 205
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 23, 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.