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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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9,687Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 109 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$453K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 189 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

540 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

17% of this provider’s 540 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 540 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$47 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

$437K

2014

$431K

2015

$453K

2016

Number of Claims

8,975

2014

9,132

2015

9,687

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
LISINOPRIL 676

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

129

patients, 24% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 557

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

100

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 438

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

3 5
SIMVASTATIN 431

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

4 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 376

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

5 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 358

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

6 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

7 13
METFORMIN HCL 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

8 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

9 15
OMEPRAZOLE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

10 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

11 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

12 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

13 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

14 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

15 12
FUROSEMIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

16 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

17 19
ALLOPURINOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

18 27
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

O 19 8
ATENOLOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

20 17
GABAPENTIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

21 11
CARVEDILOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

22 25
TRAZODONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

23 18
TRAMADOL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 24 30
LOVASTATIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

25 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

26 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

27 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 28 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

29 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 29
LORAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

31 31
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 118
SYNTHROID 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

32 65
BUPROPION XL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 32 73
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

35 137
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 36 95
SERTRALINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 22
GLIPIZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

38 38
VESICARE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 39 319
DIAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 79
DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 41 34
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 July 19, 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.