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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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10,716Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 86 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$791K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

495 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

6% of this provider’s 476 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

31% of this provider’s 495 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 495 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$74 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

$822K

2014

$787K

2015

$791K

2016

Number of Claims

11,225

2014

11,291

2015

10,716

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 437

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

107

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 393

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

O 2 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

4 16
OMEPRAZOLE 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

6 7
GABAPENTIN 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

7 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

8 5
FUROSEMIDE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

9 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

10 12
LISINOPRIL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

11 3
ALPRAZOLAM 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

12 36
CLOPIDOGREL 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

13 32
TRAZODONE HCL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

14 18
SPIRONOLACTONE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

15 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

16 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

17 45
SIMVASTATIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

18 6
RISPERIDONE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

P 19 88
CLONIDINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

20 81
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O 21 41
OXYCODONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O 22 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

23 29
VALSARTAN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

24 102
SERTRALINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

25 22
CARVEDILOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

25 25
BYSTOLIC 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

27 113
GLIMEPIRIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

28 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

29 13
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 O 30 47
DULOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

31 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

32 20
CELECOXIB 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

33 132
PREDNISONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

34 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

34 15
METFORMIN HCL ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

34 48
ALLOPURINOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

34 27
METFORMIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

38 10
LORAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 31
AZITHROMYCIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

A 40 85
IRBESARTAN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 95
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 59
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 55
LYRICA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 90
LEVOFLOXACIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

A 45 168
ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 54
NAPROXEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

47 115
CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

48 75
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

48 19
PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

48 46
FENTANYL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 O 51 72
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 Jan. 11, 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.