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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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18,019Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

1,242 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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 1,010 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

13% of this provider’s 1,242 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 1,242 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$928K

2014

$902K

2015

$1.01M

2016

Number of Claims

17,785

2014

17,010

2015

18,019

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 783

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

168

patients, 14% of all patients

O 1 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 713

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

177

patients, 14% of all patients

2 1
GABAPENTIN 678

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

154

patients, 12% of all patients

3 11
LISINOPRIL 630

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

182

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

142

patients, 11% of all patients

5 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

121

patients, 10% of all patients

6 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

7 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

110

patients, 9% of all patients

8 5
METFORMIN HCL 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

91

patients, 7% of all patients

9 10
MIRTAZAPINE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

10 44
FUROSEMIDE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

11 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

12 7
OMEPRAZOLE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

13 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

14 15
DULOXETINE HCL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

15 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

16 13
OXYCODONE HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

O 17 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

18 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

19 16
SIMVASTATIN 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

20 6
TRAMADOL HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

O 21 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

22 20
TRAZODONE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

23 18
CARVEDILOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

24 25
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

O 25 41
GLIPIZIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

26 38
LORAZEPAM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

27 31
SERTRALINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

28 22
ALPRAZOLAM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

29 36
ATENOLOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

30 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

30 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

32 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

33 26
CLONAZEPAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

34 50
BUPROPION HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

35 215
PROAIR HFA 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

36 46
CLOPIDOGREL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

37 32
ALLOPURINOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

37 27
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

39 83
RANITIDINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

40 58
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

P 41 63
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

42 40
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

43 62
DONEPEZIL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

44 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

45 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

45 33
LOVASTATIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

47 24
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

48 64
ROPINIROLE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

48 91
ADVAIR DISKUS 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

50 54
PAROXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

51 57
DIAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

52 79
PREDNISONE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

52 35
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

52 86
FINASTERIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

55 56
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O 55 47
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

57 101
VENTOLIN HFA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

58 60
TEMAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

59 122
VENLAFAXINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

60 174
BUPROPION HCL SR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

61 76
SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

61 49
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

63 68
XARELTO 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 64 89
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

65 87
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

A 66 77
NYSTATIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

66 133
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

68 177
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

68 55
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

68 98
LANTUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

68 61
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

72 39
BUPROPION XL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

73 73
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

74 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

74 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

74 67
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 Nov. 20, 2009.
  • 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.