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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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8,358Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 160 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$351K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 275 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

288 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

29% of this provider’s 276 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

36% of this provider’s 288 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 288 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% 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

29 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

$434K

2014

$416K

2015

$351K

2016

Number of Claims

10,270

2014

9,277

2015

8,358

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 410

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

51

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 405

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

58

patients, 20% of all patients

2 178
FUROSEMIDE 334

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

52

patients, 18% of all patients

3 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 326

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

45

patients, 16% of all patients

P 4 63
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

42

patients, 15% of all patients

5 87
LISINOPRIL 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

6 3
OMEPRAZOLE 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

6 4
RISPERIDONE 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

P 8 88
TRAZODONE HCL 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

9 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

O 10 8
SERTRALINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

11 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

12 7
TRAMADOL HCL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

O 13 30
GABAPENTIN 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

14 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

14 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

16 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

17 2
MEMANTINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

18 74
CITALOPRAM HBR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

19 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

20 5
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

20 64
CARVEDILOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

22 25
ALLOPURINOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

23 27
FENTANYL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

O 23 72
METFORMIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

25 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

26 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

27 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

28 37
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 29 45
FINASTERIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

30 56
SPIRONOLACTONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

30 49
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

45

patients, 16% of all patients

A 32 163
LORAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

33 31
MIRTAZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

34 44
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

52

patients, 18% of all patients

A 35 107
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

53

patients, 18% of all patients

A 36 77
PAROXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 37 57
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

A 38 208
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 39 104
RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 39 58
PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 41 35
LEVETIRACETAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 42 121
LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 43 24
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. 26, 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.