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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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12,498Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 50 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$762K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 61 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

688 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

24% of this provider’s 688 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 688 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

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$744K

2014

$757K

2015

$762K

2016

Number of Claims

11,801

2014

12,104

2015

12,498

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 568

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

133

patients, 19% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 557

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 426

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

123

patients, 18% of all patients

3 4
LISINOPRIL 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

5 16
FUROSEMIDE 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

6 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 314

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

7 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

8 7
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

9 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

10 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

11 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

O 12 8
SIMVASTATIN 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

13 6
GABAPENTIN 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

14 11
SERTRALINE HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

14 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

16 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

16 45
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

18 15
OXYCODONE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

O 19 21
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

20 62
METFORMIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

21 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

22 13
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

23 55
PREDNISONE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

24 35
ATENOLOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

25 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

26 26
ALLOPURINOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

27 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

28 23
CARVEDILOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 25
TRAZODONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

30 18
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

31 67
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

32 29
SPIRIVA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

33 69
ALPRAZOLAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

34 36
CLOPIDOGREL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

35 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

36 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

37 43
TRAMADOL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O 37 30
CLONAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 50
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

40 64
LORAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

41 31
ZETIA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

42 119
RANITIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

42 58
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

44 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

45 40
CHLORTHALIDONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 82
CRESTOR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 75
PROAIR HFA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

48 46
RISPERIDONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 P 48 88
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

50 42
CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 81
CEPHALEXIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

A 52 112
ROPINIROLE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 91
JANTOVEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 54 100
FLUOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 54 37
LANTUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 57 61
MIRTAZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 57 44
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

59 86
DULOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 54
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 20, 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.