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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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18,525Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$978K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

902 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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 761 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 902 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 902 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% 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

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

$938K

2014

$1.01M

2015

$978K

2016

Number of Claims

19,265

2014

19,411

2015

18,525

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 974

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

854

prescriptions.

211

patients, 23% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 823

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

715

prescriptions.

150

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 801

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

184

patients, 20% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 649

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

143

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 580

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

119

patients, 13% of all patients

5 5
FUROSEMIDE 495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

6 9
GABAPENTIN 479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

7 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

8 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

9 7
METFORMIN HCL 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10
SIMVASTATIN 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

11 6
CARVEDILOL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

12 25
TRAZODONE HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

13 18
LOVASTATIN 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

14 24
FAMOTIDINE* 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

15 66
CITALOPRAM HBR 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

16 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

17 15
TRAMADOL HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

O 18 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

19 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

20 12
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

20 59
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

22 62
TAMSULOSIN HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

22 20
MIRTAZAPINE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

24 44
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

25 13
ATENOLOL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

26 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

27 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

O 28 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

29 45
ALLOPURINOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

30 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

31 29
DULOXETINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

32 34
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

33 83
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

34 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

35 42
RANITIDINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

36 58
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

37 40
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

38 67
PREDNISONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

39 35
CLONIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

40 81
DIGOXIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

40 116
FINASTERIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

40 56
ALPRAZOLAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

43 36
LORAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

43 31
VALSARTAN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

45 102
SERTRALINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

46 22
HYDRALAZINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

46 98
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

48 39
FLUOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

49 33
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

49 64
XARELTO 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

51 89
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

51 26
LANTUS 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 61
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 52
BUSPIRONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

55 80
METFORMIN HCL ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

56 48
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

57 117
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 68
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 59 63
ROPINIROLE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

60 91
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

60 127
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

62 149
PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 62 57
GLIPIZIDE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 108
VENLAFAXINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

65 174
CLOPIDOGREL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

65 32
DILTIAZEM HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 215
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 68 92
MELOXICAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 51
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

69 97
VERAPAMIL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

69 152
CLONAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

69 50
SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

73 49
CARTIA XT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 185
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 74 305
GLIMEPIRIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 43
TIZANIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

77 70
DIGOX 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 77 311
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

77 139
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

77 225
CALCITONIN-SALMON 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

81 217
BUPROPION HCL SR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 81 76
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

A 83 107
BACLOFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 71
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

85 86
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 May 24, 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.