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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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9,505Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 71 out of 1244 providers in this state and specialty

$560K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 58 out of 1244 providers in this state and specialty

493 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

6% of this provider’s 449 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

16% of this provider’s 493 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 493 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$629K

2014

$663K

2015

$560K

2016

Number of Claims

10,573

2014

11,082

2015

9,505

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 571

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

1 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 341

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 333

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

3 11
OMEPRAZOLE 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

92

patients, 19% of all patients

4 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
GABAPENTIN 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

6 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

O 7 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

8 16
LISINOPRIL 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

9 2
OXYCODONE HCL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

O 10 20
LOVASTATIN 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

11 23
CARVEDILOL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

12 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

13 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

14 12
FENTANYL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

<11 O 14 71
METFORMIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

16 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

17 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

18 10
LORAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

19 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

20 13
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11 O 21 48
ATENOLOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

22 17
DULOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

23 34
SIMVASTATIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

24 6
TRAZODONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

25 18
ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

26 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

P 27 59
MIRTAZAPINE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

28 56
PREDNISONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

29 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

29 24
SERTRALINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 21
OXYCONTIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 O 32 124
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

33 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

35 22
NYSTATIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 126
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 46
KLOR-CON M20 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 149
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

38 55
DONEPEZIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 49
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 47
MORPHINE SULFATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 42 140
SPIRONOLACTONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 63
CLOPIDOGREL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 37
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 75
RISPERIDONE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 P 45 93
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 47 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 28
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 Dec. 16, 2009.
  • 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.