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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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6,564Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 246 out of 1244 providers in this state and specialty

$258K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 391 out of 1244 providers in this state and specialty

610 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

19% of this provider’s 610 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 610 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

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$226K

2014

$250K

2015

$258K

2016

Number of Claims

5,928

2014

6,395

2015

6,564

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
SIMVASTATIN 436

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

125

patients, 20% of all patients

1 6
LISINOPRIL 401

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

112

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 267

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

3 3
METFORMIN HCL 248

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

4 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 241

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

5 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 230

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

6 13
ATENOLOL 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

7 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

8 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

9 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

10 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

O 11 7
TRAZODONE HCL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

12 18
OMEPRAZOLE 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

13 4
GLIPIZIDE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

14 42
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

15 29
GABAPENTIN 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

16 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

17 15
FAMOTIDINE* 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

18 72
QVAR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

18 130
K-TAB ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

20 64
FLUOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

21 28
FUROSEMIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

22 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

23 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

24 19
HUMULIN N 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

25 96
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

26 32
ALLOPURINOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

27 30
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

A 27 119
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 29 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

29 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 27
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 19, 2007.
  • 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.