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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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11,780Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 1244 providers in this state and specialty

$703K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 1244 providers in this state and specialty

632 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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 493 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

20% of this provider’s 632 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 632 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

$60 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

$769K

2014

$696K

2015

$703K

2016

Number of Claims

12,193

2014

11,304

2015

11,780

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 432

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 424

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 418

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

O 4 7
LISINOPRIL 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

6 3
FUROSEMIDE 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

7 11
OXYCODONE HCL 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

O 8 20
SERTRALINE HCL 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

9 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

10 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

11 15
SIMVASTATIN 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

11 6
GABAPENTIN 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

13 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

14 12
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

O 15 36
ALPRAZOLAM 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

16 35
ATENOLOL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

17 17
LORAZEPAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

18 33
METFORMIN HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

19 8
LOVASTATIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

20 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

21 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

22 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

23 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

24 47
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

25 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

26 14
TEMAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

26 128
SPIRIVA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

28 77
IBUPROFEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

29 65
PROAIR HFA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

30 41
SYMBICORT 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 120
BUSPIRONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 73
MELOXICAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 44
FLUOXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

34 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

35 57
DULOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

36 34
PREDNISONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

37 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

38 29
GLIPIZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 42
KLOR-CON M20 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 149
LYRICA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 99
TRAZODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

42 18
VENTOLIN HFA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

43 51
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 32
CLONAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 45
CARVEDILOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 49
AZITHROMYCIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

A 49 69
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 50
MIRTAZAPINE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 50 56
DIGOXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 107
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 54
TRAMADOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 54 26
ARIPIPRAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 P 54 142
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 O 56 48
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 3% of all patients

57 79
ALLOPURINOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

58 30
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 59 52
BACLOFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

60 67
SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 63
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. 19, 2012.
  • 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.