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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,025Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 84 out of 1244 providers in this state and specialty

$513K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 78 out of 1244 providers in this state and specialty

402 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
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

37% of this provider’s 402 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 402 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$542K

2014

$576K

2015

$513K

2016

Number of Claims

9,279

2014

9,026

2015

9,025

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 412

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

84

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

68

patients, 17% of all patients

2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

4 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

5 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

6 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

7 10
METFORMIN HCL 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

8 8
LISINOPRIL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

9 2
FUROSEMIDE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

10 11
CARVEDILOL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

11 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

12 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

13 15
ALLOPURINOL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

14 30
GABAPENTIN 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

14 9
SIMVASTATIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

16 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

O 17 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

18 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

19 5
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

20 53
GLIMEPIRIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

21 43
CLOPIDOGREL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

22 37
FLUOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

23 28
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

24 52
MIRTAZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

25 56
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

26 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

27 13
BACLOFEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

28 67
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 112
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

30 29
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

31 50
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 12
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 32 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 24
VENTOLIN HFA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

35 51
PREDNISONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

36 38
SERTRALINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

37 21
SPIRONOLACTONE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

38 63
XARELTO 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

39 122
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

39 139
TRAZODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 18
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 176
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 42 173
LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

A 44 159
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 10, 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.