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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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5,524Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 117

$452K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 117

293 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
41% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

15% of this provider’s 120 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 293 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 13%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

12% of this provider’s 120 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

0% of this provider’s 293 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$82 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $183 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$594K

2012

$606K

2013

$547K

2014

$452K

2015

Number of Claims

4,474

2012

5,928

2013

5,690

2014

5,524

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
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

585

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

65

patients, 22% of all patients

1 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

494

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

62

patients, 21% of all patients

2 60
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

375

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

52

patients, 18% of all patients

3 36
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

326

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

4 80
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

211

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

P 5 108
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

194

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

P 6 116
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

7 82
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

7 63
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

P 9 121
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

R 10 56
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

11 73
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

12 131
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

13 81
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

P 14 136
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

15 94
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 16 150
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

R 17 159
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

18 64
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

P 19 162
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

20 117
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

21 74
PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

22 186
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

23 59
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

24 160
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER

Lithium is used to treat th... +

Lithium is used to treat the manic episodes of bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 25 219
AMANTADINE

Treats or prevents the flu ... +

Treats or prevents the flu (influenza type A). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 26 224
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P 27 235
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 Sept. 9, 2008.
  • 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.