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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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14,371Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$594K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 108 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

491 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

27% of this provider’s 491 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 491 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

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$837K

2014

$771K

2015

$594K

2016

Number of Claims

17,181

2014

16,290

2015

14,371

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 704

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

100

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 597

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

111

patients, 23% of all patients

2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 484

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

82

patients, 17% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
SIMVASTATIN 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

5 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

6 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

7 15
METFORMIN HCL 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

8 10
FUROSEMIDE 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

9 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

10 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

11 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

12 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

13 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

14 14
LOVASTATIN 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

15 24
SERTRALINE HCL 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

15 22
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

O 17 95
WARFARIN SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

18 12
DULOXETINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

19 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

20 42
TRAZODONE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

21 18
GABAPENTIN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

22 11
TRAMADOL HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

O 23 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

23 49
GLIMEPIRIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

25 43
ALLOPURINOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

25 27
CARVEDILOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

27 25
PAROXETINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

28 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

29 26
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 55
ATENOLOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 17
PREDNISONE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

31 35
CLOPIDOGREL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

31 32
VENTOLIN HFA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

34 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

35 20
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

36 92
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 67
PROAIR HFA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

38 46
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

39 83
TRIMETHOPRIM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

A 40 197
FLUOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

41 33
LAMOTRIGINE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

42 144
CITALOPRAM HBR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

43 23
RANITIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 58
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 45 59
MELOXICAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

46 51
ZETIA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 47 119
CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

48 50
SPIRIVA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

49 69
BUPRENORPHINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 50 200
ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 54
IBUPROFEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 99
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 51 87
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

54 40
NABUMETONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 54 154
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 54 29
FAMOTIDINE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

57 66
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

A 58 77
SYMBICORT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 59 109
LORAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

60 31
METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

60 48
SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 62 65
LIDOCAINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

63 159
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O 64 8
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 July 9, 2007.
  • 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.