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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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9,392Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 120 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

577 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

2% of this provider’s 494 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

14% of this provider’s 577 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 577 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

$110 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

$764K

2014

$891K

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

12,221

2014

10,302

2015

9,392

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 462

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 378

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL 332

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

3 3
GABAPENTIN 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

4 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

5 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

6 19
METFORMIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

7 10
FUROSEMIDE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

8 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

O 9 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

10 20
SIMVASTATIN 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

11 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

12 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

13 23
CARVEDILOL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

14 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

15 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

16 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

17 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

18 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

19 15
TRAMADOL HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

O 20 30
ALLOPURINOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

21 27
LOVASTATIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

21 24
ATENOLOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

23 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

24 7
FINASTERIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

24 56
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 P 26 63
MIRTAZAPINE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 27 44
SERTRALINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 67
DULOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

31 13
JANUVIA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

32 110
MEMANTINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 33 74
SUCRALFATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

34 218
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 55
SPIRIVA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

36 69
OXYCODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 37 21
RANITIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 58
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 40
TRAZODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 18
GLIPIZIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 40 108
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

42 28
CLONAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 50
PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

44 35
LEVETIRACETAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 45 121
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 Jan. 24, 2018.
  • 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.