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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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11,949Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 59 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$711K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 70 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

474 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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

5% of this provider’s 373 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

18% of this provider’s 474 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 474 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$60 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

$95.9K

2014

$461K

2015

$711K

2016

Number of Claims

1,780

2014

8,554

2015

11,949

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 455

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

93

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 442

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

89

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 426

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 420

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

83

patients, 18% of all patients

4 4
CARVEDILOL 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

84

patients, 18% of all patients

5 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

O 6 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

7 12
FUROSEMIDE 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

8 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

9 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

10 7
METFORMIN HCL 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

11 10
SIMVASTATIN 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

12 6
GABAPENTIN 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

13 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

14 15
TRAMADOL HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

O 15 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

16 16
ALLOPURINOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

17 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

18 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

19 20
VENTOLIN HFA 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

20 60
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

21 14
NAPROXEN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

22 115
CLOPIDOGREL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

23 32
TRAZODONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

24 18
LOVASTATIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

25 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

26 23
PROAIR HFA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

27 46
SERTRALINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

28 22
GLIPIZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

29 38
DULOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

30 34
LYRICA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

31 90
SPIRONOLACTONE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

32 49
ATENOLOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

32 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

34 67
OXYCODONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 35 21
SYMBICORT 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

36 109
CRESTOR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

37 75
BUSPIRONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

38 80
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

38 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

40 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

41 29
PAROXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

42 57
SPIRIVA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

43 69
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

44 28
BACLOFEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

44 71
IBUPROFEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

46 99
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 O 47 47
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

48 101
PREDNISONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

49 35
MIRTAZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

50 44
CHLORTHALIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 82
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 Aug. 11, 2014.
  • 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.