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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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11,975Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 58 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$704K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 73 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

568 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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 505 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

22% of this provider’s 568 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 568 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$730K

2014

$758K

2015

$704K

2016

Number of Claims

11,080

2014

12,334

2015

11,975

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 499

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

127

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

O 3 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

4 19
OMEPRAZOLE 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

101

patients, 18% of all patients

5 4
LISINOPRIL 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

103

patients, 18% of all patients

6 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

7 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

8 7
FUROSEMIDE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

9 9
GABAPENTIN 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

10 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

11 15
TRAZODONE HCL 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

12 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

13 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

14 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

15 45
SIMVASTATIN 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

16 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

17 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

18 14
ATENOLOL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

19 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

20 29
METFORMIN HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

21 10
SERTRALINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

22 22
TIZANIDINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

23 70
METFORMIN HCL ER 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

24 48
FAMOTIDINE* 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

25 66
LOVASTATIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

26 24
DULOXETINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

27 34
PAROXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 57
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

28 55
GLIMEPIRIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

30 43
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

31 64
FLUOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

33 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

34 23
OXYCODONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 35 21
MIRTAZAPINE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

37 26
CEPHALEXIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A 38 112
LANTUS 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 61
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 39
CRESTOR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

41 75
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 42 95
CARVEDILOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

42 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

44 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 O 45 41
SPIRIVA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 69
BACLOFEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 71
PROAIR HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

48 46
HYDRALAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 98
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

50 87
LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 90
RISPERIDONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P 52 88
DONEPEZIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 53 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 49
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

55 86
VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

55 60
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 April 13, 2012.
  • 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.