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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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18,091Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

884 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

10% of this provider’s 733 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

23% of this provider’s 884 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 884 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$881K

2014

$1.46M

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

13,579

2014

21,323

2015

18,091

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
FUROSEMIDE 912

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

695

prescriptions.

154

patients, 17% of all patients

1 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 696

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

2 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 654

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

134

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 595

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

134

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
LISINOPRIL 546

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

119

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
GABAPENTIN 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

119

patients, 13% of all patients

6 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

7 15
LANTUS 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

8 61
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

9 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

10 5
BACLOFEN 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

11 71
OXYCODONE HCL 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

O 12 21
OMEPRAZOLE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

13 4
TAMSULOSIN HCL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

14 20
SERTRALINE HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

15 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

16 23
METFORMIN HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

17 10
NOVOLOG 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

18 169
MIRTAZAPINE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

19 44
JANTOVEN 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

20 100
TRAZODONE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

21 18
SIMVASTATIN 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

22 6
CLOPIDOGREL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

23 32
CARVEDILOL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

24 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

24 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

26 37
DULOXETINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

27 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

28 14
RISPERIDONE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

P 29 88
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

30 7
HUMALOG 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

31 124
XARELTO 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

32 89
SPIRIVA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

33 69
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

34 87
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

35 138
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

36 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

37 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

38 26
NYSTATIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

38 133
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

40 201
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

P 41 63
MEMANTINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 41 74
LOVASTATIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

43 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

43 67
ELIQUIS 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

45 84
FINASTERIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

45 56
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O 47 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

48 13
LEVETIRACETAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

49 121
PREDNISONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

50 35
TRAMADOL HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O 51 30
CLONIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 81
ALLOPURINOL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

52 27
LEVOFLOXACIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

A 54 168
LACTULOSE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

54 173
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

A 56 77
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

56 86
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

56 104
ROPINIROLE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

59 91
ATENOLOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

60 17
NYAMYC 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

60 286
RANITIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 58
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

63 28
FLUOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

63 33
FAMOTIDINE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

65 66
OLANZAPINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 65 147
PAROXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

65 57
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

68 64
LORAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

69 31
ONDANSETRON HCL* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

70 151
GENERLAC 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

71 238
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

71 300
SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

73 49
ASPIRIN-DIPYRIDAMOLE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 74 247
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

74 98
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

A 76 162
GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

77 38
LIDOCAINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

77 159
LATANOPROST 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 170
KLOR-CON 10 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

80 157
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

80 249
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 June 8, 2016.
  • 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.