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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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10,185Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 96 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

$487K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 161 out of 753 providers in this state and specialty

665 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

15% of this provider’s 665 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 665 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$48 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

$433K

2014

$520K

2015

$487K

2016

Number of Claims

8,811

2014

10,129

2015

10,185

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
SIMVASTATIN 656

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

179

patients, 27% of all patients

1 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 418

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

120

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 410

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

121

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 406

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

O 4 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

5 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
METFORMIN HCL 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

7 10
ATENOLOL 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

8 17
OMEPRAZOLE 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

9 4
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O 10 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

11 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

12 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

13 19
OXYCODONE HCL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

O 14 21
K-TAB ER 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

15 53
GABAPENTIN 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

16 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

17 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

18 28
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O 19 41
GLIPIZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

20 38
TRAZODONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

21 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

22 42
FUROSEMIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

23 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

24 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

25 20
HUMULIN N 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

25 78
TERAZOSIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

25 93
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

28 13
QVAR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

29 111
FAMOTIDINE* 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

29 66
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

31 29
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

32 106
CLOPIDOGREL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

33 32
DULERA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

33 140
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

33 26
DILT-XR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

36 123
VENTOLIN HFA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

37 60
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

37 39
METFORMIN HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 48
PREDNISONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

40 35
ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 27
SERTRALINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 22
INSULIN SYRINGE* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 136
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 52
MIRTAZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 45 44
CARVEDILOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 25
HUMULIN R 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 145
LORAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 14
TROSPIUM CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 206
INSULIN SYRINGE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

51 179
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.