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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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22,483Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$982K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

959 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

3% of this provider’s 869 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

20% of this provider’s 959 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 959 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

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$813K

2014

$924K

2015

$982K

2016

Number of Claims

19,467

2014

20,902

2015

22,483

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 994

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

924

prescriptions.

159

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 859

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

834

prescriptions.

165

patients, 17% of all patients

2 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 767

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

730

prescriptions.

142

patients, 15% of all patients

3 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 736

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

138

patients, 14% of all patients

4 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 697

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

152

patients, 16% of all patients

5 13
LISINOPRIL 634

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

135

patients, 14% of all patients

6 3
OMEPRAZOLE 631

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

150

patients, 16% of all patients

7 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 626

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

8 2
FUROSEMIDE 615

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

117

patients, 12% of all patients

9 9
GABAPENTIN 563

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

10 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

O 11 8
SERTRALINE HCL 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

12 22
METFORMIN HCL 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

13 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

14 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

15 12
SIMVASTATIN 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

16 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

17 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

18 19
ATENOLOL 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

19 17
TRAZODONE HCL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

20 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

21 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

22 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

23 20
LOVASTATIN 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

23 24
TRAMADOL HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

O 25 30
DULOXETINE HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

26 34
ALLOPURINOL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

27 27
MIRTAZAPINE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

28 44
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

29 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

30 26
ALPRAZOLAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

31 36
OXYCODONE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

O 32 21
TORSEMIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

32 114
CLOPIDOGREL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

34 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

35 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

36 67
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

37 45
RANITIDINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

38 58
CARVEDILOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

39 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 87
METFORMIN HCL ER 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

41 48
CLONIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

42 81
ROPINIROLE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

43 91
JANTOVEN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

<11 44 100
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

45 28
LANTUS 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

46 61
FAMOTIDINE* 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

47 66
MELOXICAM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

48 51
PREDNISONE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

48 35
LORAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

50 31
CLONAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

51 50
GLIPIZIDE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 38
LYRICA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

53 90
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

54 52
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 120
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 56 63
PAROXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 57
FENTANYL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 O 58 72
FLUOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 33
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

60 59
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

61 62
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

62 40
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

63 55
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

A 63 162
ADVAIR DISKUS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 54
AZITHROMYCIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

A 66 85
HUMALOG 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 124
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 68 83
NAMENDA XR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 69 175
BACLOFEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 69 71
PROAIR HFA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

71 46
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

72 104
NABUMETONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

73 154
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O 74 41
SPIRONOLACTONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

75 49
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

76 64
GLIPIZIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

77 108
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

78 149
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O 78 95
FELODIPINE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

80 165
IBUPROFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

80 99
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

82 42
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

83 39
CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

84 75
TIZANIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

84 70
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 May 24, 2010.
  • 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.