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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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13,569Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$666K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 85 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

845 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

16% of this provider’s 845 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 845 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$671K

2014

$714K

2015

$666K

2016

Number of Claims

13,071

2014

13,795

2015

13,569

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
SIMVASTATIN 763

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

722

prescriptions.

215

patients, 25% of all patients

1 6
LISINOPRIL 489

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

143

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

127

patients, 15% of all patients

3 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

4 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

5 7
OXYCODONE HCL 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

O 6 21
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

O 7 41
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

8 5
ATENOLOL 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

9 17
K-TAB ER 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10 53
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

11 2
METFORMIN HCL 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

12 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

O 13 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

14 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

15 20
TRAZODONE HCL 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

16 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

17 13
GABAPENTIN 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

18 11
OMEPRAZOLE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

19 4
FUROSEMIDE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

20 9
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O 21 47
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

22 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

23 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

24 29
MELOXICAM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

25 51
GLIPIZIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

26 38
FAMOTIDINE* 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

26 66
CLOPIDOGREL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

28 32
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O 29 145
PREDNISONE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

30 35
FLUOXETINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

31 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

32 42
ALLOPURINOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

33 27
VENTOLIN HFA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

34 60
LORAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

35 31
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

35 52
CLONAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

37 50
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

38 86
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

39 26
HUMULIN N 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

40 78
SERTRALINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

40 22
PROAIR HFA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

40 46
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

43 67
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

44 106
TERAZOSIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

45 93
INSULIN SYRINGE* 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

45 136
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

47 39
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

A 48 195
BUSPIRONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

48 80
HUMULIN 70-30 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 199
DULERA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

50 140
FENTANYL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 O 52 72
QVAR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

53 111
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

54 59
INSULIN SYRINGE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

55 179
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 14
DILT-XR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 123
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 98
TROSPIUM CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 206
HUMULIN R 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

60 145
CEPHALEXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

A 61 112
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 40
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 8, 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.