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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,582Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 117

$1.58M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 117

1,036 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

25% of this provider’s 1,036 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 13%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

4% of this provider’s 824 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 1,036 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$108 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $183 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 6.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.11M

2012

$1.08M

2013

$1.18M

2014

$1.58M

2015

Number of Claims

10,563

2012

11,489

2013

12,660

2014

14,582

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,623

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,317

prescriptions.

343

patients, 33% of all patients

1 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,343

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,051

prescriptions.

297

patients, 29% of all patients

2 13
CALCITRIOL

Treats low blood calcium in... +

Treats low blood calcium in kidney dialysis patients and other patients. Source: National Library of Medicine

888

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

758

prescriptions.

190

patients, 18% of all patients

3 15
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

645

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

156

patients, 15% of all patients

10 4 54
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

540

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

109

patients, 11% of all patients

5 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

448

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

6 5
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

7 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

8 4
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

9 23
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

10 47
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

10 11 84
SENSIPAR

Lowers the amount of calciu... +

Lowers the amount of calcium in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

12 46
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

Lowers the amount of phosphorus in blood of patients receiving kidney dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

13 51
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

14 8
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Source: National Library of Medicine

232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

14 28
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

16 45
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

17 64
PROSOL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

<11 18 113
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

124

patients, 12% of all patients

A 19 92
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

O 20 48
PARICALCITOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

21 122
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

22 140
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

O 23 19
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

Ciprofloxacin is used to treat or prevent certain infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

A 24 53
CALCIUM ACETATE

Used to treat hyperphosphat... +

Used to treat hyperphosphatemia (too much phosphate in the blood) in patients with end stage kidney disease who are on dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

25 49
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

Used to treat hyperuricemia (high uric acid in the blood) in patients with gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

26 173
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

27 7
GLIPIZIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

28 86
MIDODRINE HCL

Midodrine hydrochloride tab... +

Midodrine hydrochloride tablets are indicated for the treatment of symptomatic orthostatic hypotension. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

29 128
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

30 2
DOXERCALCIFEROL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

10 31 179
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

32 14
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

33 135
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

34 123
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

35 20
VASCEPA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

36 189
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

Valsartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

36 147
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

36 6
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

39 154
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

40 117
LEVOFLOXACIN

Levofloxacin is used to tre... +

Levofloxacin is used to treat certain infections such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and sinus, urinary tract, kidney, prostate (a male reproductive gland), and skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A 41 152
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

Hydralazine is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

42 58
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

Treats ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause the stomach to produce too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

43 101
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

A 44 97
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

45 16
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

46 40
PHOSPHA 250 NEUTRAL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

10 47 224
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

48 112
INTRALIPID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 49 235
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

O 50 11
DEXTROSE IN WATER* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 50 237
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 June 30, 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.