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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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8,388Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 115 out of 1244 providers in this state and specialty

$414K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 151 out of 1244 providers in this state and specialty

754 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% 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 754 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 754 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

$49 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

$363K

2014

$431K

2015

$414K

2016

Number of Claims

7,166

2014

7,992

2015

8,388

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 462

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

135

patients, 18% of all patients

1 6
LISINOPRIL 407

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

121

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 336

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
ATENOLOL 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

4 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

O 5 7
OXYCODONE HCL 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

O 6 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

7 32
METFORMIN HCL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

8 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

9 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

10 10
OMEPRAZOLE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

11 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

12 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

13 5
PREDNISONE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

14 38
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O 15 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

16 22
FUROSEMIDE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

17 11
LORAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

18 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

19 19
GABAPENTIN 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

20 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

21 12
K-TAB ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

22 64
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 23 48
TRAZODONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

24 18
ALLOPURINOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

25 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

25 15
QVAR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

27 130
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

28 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

29 27
MELOXICAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

30 44
FLUOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

31 28
FAMOTIDINE* 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 72
CLOPIDOGREL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

33 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

33 31
DILT-XR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

35 158
GLIPIZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

37 47
NAPROXEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

38 87
FINASTERIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

38 70
SERTRALINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

40 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

40 53
HUMULIN N 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 96
TERAZOSIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 97
CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 24
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

44 50
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

46 51
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 75
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 54
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 8, 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.