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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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11,228Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 71 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$468K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 173 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

844 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% 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

13% of this provider’s 844 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 844 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$495K

2014

$528K

2015

$468K

2016

Number of Claims

10,900

2014

11,557

2015

11,228

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 886

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

871

prescriptions.

267

patients, 32% of all patients

1 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 574

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

152

patients, 18% of all patients

2 7
SIMVASTATIN 504

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

144

patients, 17% of all patients

3 6
METFORMIN HCL 437

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

127

patients, 15% of all patients

4 10
LISINOPRIL 405

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

124

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

6 1
ATENOLOL 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

7 17
OMEPRAZOLE 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

8 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

9 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

10 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

O 11 8
GLIPIZIDE 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

11 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

13 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

14 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

15 12
FUROSEMIDE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

16 9
TRAZODONE HCL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

17 18
HUMULIN N 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

18 78
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

18 42
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 20 47
FINASTERIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

21 56
K-TAB ER 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

22 53
OXYCODONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O 23 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

24 28
ALLOPURINOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

25 27
FLUOXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

26 33
GABAPENTIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

27 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

28 20
TRAMADOL HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

O 29 30
LORAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

30 31
INSULIN SYRINGE* 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

30 136
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O 32 41
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

33 26
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

34 39
QVAR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

35 111
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

36 52
PREDNISONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

37 35
VENTOLIN HFA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

38 60
METFORMIN HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

38 48
FAMOTIDINE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

40 66
TOPIRAMATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

41 126
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

42 29
FENTANYL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 O 42 72
HUMULIN R 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 145
SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 49
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

45 57
SERTRALINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 22
METHADONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 O 48 103
DILT-XR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

48 123
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.