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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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9,665Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 68 out of 1244 providers in this state and specialty

$501K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 88 out of 1244 providers in this state and specialty

491 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

16% of this provider’s 491 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 491 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$412K

2014

$422K

2015

$501K

2016

Number of Claims

8,032

2014

8,499

2015

9,665

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 398

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

88

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 345

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

O 2 7
LISINOPRIL 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

4 4
SIMVASTATIN 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

5 6
GABAPENTIN 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

6 9
ALPRAZOLAM 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

7 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

8 3
FUROSEMIDE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

9 11
METFORMIN HCL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

10 8
LORAZEPAM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

11 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

12 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

13 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

14 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

15 13
TRAMADOL HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O 16 26
OXYCODONE HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

O 16 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

18 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

19 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

19 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

21 10
CLONAZEPAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

22 45
WARFARIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

23 15
CARVEDILOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

23 25
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 25 36
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 O 26 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 57
ALLOPURINOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

28 30
TRAZODONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

29 18
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 58
VENTOLIN HFA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

31 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 27
ATENOLOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

33 17
CLOPIDOGREL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

33 37
DIAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 76
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 36 61
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

37 52
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

38 19
FENTANYL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O 39 71
SERTRALINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 40 21
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 50
MORPHINE SULFATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 O 42 140
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 28
BACLOFEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 67
NAPROXEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 46 87
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 March 25, 2008.
  • 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.