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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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6,163Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 271 out of 1244 providers in this state and specialty

$296K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 315 out of 1244 providers in this state and specialty

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

24% 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

3% of this provider’s 352 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

23% of this provider’s 395 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 395 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$293K

2014

$280K

2015

$296K

2016

Number of Claims

5,845

2014

5,872

2015

6,163

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
LISINOPRIL 244

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

4 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

5 5
ALPRAZOLAM 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

6 35
METFORMIN HCL 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

7 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

O 8 7
OMEPRAZOLE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

9 4
GABAPENTIN 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

10 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

11 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

12 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

13 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

14 13
SIMVASTATIN 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

15 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

16 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

17 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

18 10
ATENOLOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

19 17
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

20 75
ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

21 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

22 14
FUROSEMIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

23 11
GLIPIZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

24 42
RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

25 40
TEMAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

26 128
TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

27 18
OXYCODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

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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 Sept. 21, 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.