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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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16,777Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$944K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

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

76% 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

13% of this provider’s 376 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

37% of this provider’s 420 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 420 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% 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

40 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

$888K

2014

$963K

2015

$944K

2016

Number of Claims

15,858

2014

16,693

2015

16,777

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
FUROSEMIDE 683

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

1 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

73

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 450

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

3 4
GABAPENTIN 443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

4 11
OXYCODONE HCL 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

O 5 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

6 1
METFORMIN HCL 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

70

patients, 17% of all patients

7 10
LISINOPRIL 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

8 3
SERTRALINE HCL 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

9 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

10 5
MIRTAZAPINE 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

11 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

12 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

13 14
SIMVASTATIN 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

14 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

O 15 8
FENTANYL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O 16 72
TRAZODONE HCL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

17 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

18 15
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

19 64
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

20 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

21 23
LANTUS 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

22 61
DONEPEZIL HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

23 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

24 87
DULOXETINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

25 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

26 13
MEMANTINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

27 74
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

28 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

P 29 63
TAMSULOSIN HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

30 20
PREDNISONE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

31 35
CLOPIDOGREL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

32 32
TRAMADOL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

O 33 30
ATENOLOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

34 17
NAMENDA XR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

35 175
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

36 7
RISPERIDONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 37 88
HUMALOG 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

38 124
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

39 28
ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 27
GLIPIZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 38
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 42 41
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 43 62
OLANZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 43 147
BACLOFEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 43 71
TIZANIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

46 70
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 46 275
LOVASTATIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

46 24
ALPRAZOLAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 36
GENERLAC 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 50 238
OXYCONTIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 O 51 129
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

51 39
ARIPIPRAZOLE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 P 53 176
PAROXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 57
ADVAIR DISKUS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

55 54
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

56 29
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

A 57 77
CLONAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 58 50
NOVOLOG 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

59 169
LORAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

60 31
LATANOPROST 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

61 170
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 62 59
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

62 291
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

62 201
LEVETIRACETAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 65 121
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 65 55
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

A 65 107
ONDANSETRON HCL* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

68 151
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 O 69 47
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

A 70 163
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

71 19
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 72 118
ELIQUIS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 73 84
PRADAXA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 74 172
VOLTAREN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 74 163
MORPHINE SULFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 76 182
ROPINIROLE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 76 91
SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 76 49
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 12, 2017.
  • 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.