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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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7,731Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 194 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$406K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 224 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

632 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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 632 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 632 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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$405K

2014

$374K

2015

$406K

2016

Number of Claims

8,348

2014

7,781

2015

7,731

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
LISINOPRIL 416

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 297

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

O 4 8
SIMVASTATIN 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

5 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

6 2
FUROSEMIDE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

7 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

8 12
GABAPENTIN 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

9 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

10 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

11 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

12 15
ATENOLOL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

13 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

13 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

15 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

16 7
METFORMIN HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

17 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

18 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

19 40
ALLOPURINOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

20 27
TRAMADOL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 21 30
LORAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

22 31
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 22 41
LOVASTATIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

24 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 23
SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

26 49
FELODIPINE ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

26 165
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

28 39
DIAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

29 79
CLOPIDOGREL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

30 32
SYNTHROID 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 32 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

33 19
GLIPIZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

34 38
CARVEDILOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

35 25
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.