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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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9,913Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 105 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$518K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 137 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

857 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

18% of this provider’s 857 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 857 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

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$481K

2014

$538K

2015

$518K

2016

Number of Claims

9,241

2014

9,720

2015

9,913

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 513

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

149

patients, 17% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 454

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

130

patients, 15% of all patients

2 3
OXYCODONE HCL 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

O 3 21
ATENOLOL 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

4 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

5 1
METFORMIN HCL 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

6 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

7 7
SIMVASTATIN 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

8 6
OMEPRAZOLE 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

9 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

O 10 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

11 5
FUROSEMIDE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

12 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

13 28
K-TAB ER 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

14 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

14 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

16 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

17 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

18 19
LORAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

19 31
SERTRALINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

20 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

20 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

22 12
GABAPENTIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

23 11
TRAZODONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

24 18
CLOPIDOGREL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

25 32
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O 26 41
FLUOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

27 33
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O 28 47
MIRTAZAPINE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

29 44
GLIPIZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

30 38
MELOXICAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

31 51
CITALOPRAM HBR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

32 23
QVAR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

33 111
ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 27
PROAIR HFA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

35 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

36 26
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

37 59
HUMULIN N 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 78
CLONAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

39 50
PREDNISONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

40 35
VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

41 60
HYDROCORTISONE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

42 198
TRAMADOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O 43 30
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

A 43 195
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

45 106
ESTRADIOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

45 94
IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

47 99
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 Feb. 27, 2008.
  • 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.