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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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15,863Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$868K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

709 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

4% of this provider’s 654 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

27% of this provider’s 709 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 709 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$96.3K

2014

$533K

2015

$868K

2016

Number of Claims

2,660

2014

11,893

2015

15,863

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 723

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

134

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 489

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

3 5
OMEPRAZOLE 455

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

4 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

5 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

6 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

7 16
GABAPENTIN 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

8 11
SIMVASTATIN 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

9 6
FUROSEMIDE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

10 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

O 11 8
TRAZODONE HCL 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

12 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

13 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

14 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

15 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

16 29
METFORMIN HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

17 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

17 23
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

19 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

20 26
CLOPIDOGREL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

21 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

P 22 63
FLUOXETINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

23 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

24 19
MELOXICAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

25 51
BYSTOLIC 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

26 113
LOVASTATIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

27 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

28 13
CARVEDILOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 25
SERTRALINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

30 22
ALLOPURINOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

31 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 52
HYDRALAZINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

33 98
TRAMADOL HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O 34 30
ATENOLOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

34 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

37 20
GLIPIZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

38 38
DULOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

39 34
PREDNISONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

39 35
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

41 67
GLIMEPIRIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

42 43
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 59
CLONAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

43 50
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 64
SPIRONOLACTONE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

46 49
ALPRAZOLAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

47 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

47 28
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 117
RANITIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

50 58
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 180
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

52 45
LYRICA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 90
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 52 95
PAROXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 57
LEVOFLOXACIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

A 56 168
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 56 55
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 97
DONEPEZIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 37
DIAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

60 79
CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 81
PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

61 46
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 127
ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 54
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O 65 41
BENICAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 65 219
AZITHROMYCIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A 67 85
OXYCODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 67 21
LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

69 31
RAMIPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 70 153
BACLOFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 71
GLIPIZIDE XL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 161
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 71 68
FAMOTIDINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 74 66
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 74 139
NAPROXEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 115
BUMETANIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

77 204
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 Feb. 18, 2015.
  • 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.