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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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7,239Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 181 out of 1244 providers in this state and specialty

$587K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 1244 providers in this state and specialty

469 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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 412 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 469 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 469 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

$81 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$664K

2014

$672K

2015

$587K

2016

Number of Claims

9,110

2014

8,734

2015

7,239

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 352

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

94

patients, 20% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 345

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

87

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 260

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

90

patients, 19% of all patients

3 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

4 10
LISINOPRIL 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

6 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

7 5
METFORMIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

8 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

9 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

O 10 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

11 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

12 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

13 165
CARVEDILOL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

14 25
FUROSEMIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

15 11
TRAZODONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

16 18
DIGOXIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

17 107
ATENOLOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

18 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

18 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

20 63
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

21 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

22 46
BYSTOLIC 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

22 125
ALLOPURINOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

24 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

24 29
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 26 36
FELODIPINE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

27 171
CITALOPRAM HBR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

28 24
LATANOPROST 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

29 192
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

30 19
OXYCODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 31 20
BENAZEPRIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

31 109
GABAPENTIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

33 9
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 June 9, 2011.
  • 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.