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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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9,403Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 74 out of 1244 providers in this state and specialty

$826K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 1244 providers in this state and specialty

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

29% 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

14% of this provider’s 556 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 556 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$88 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$640K

2014

$743K

2015

$826K

2016

Number of Claims

8,168

2014

8,614

2015

9,403

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
METFORMIN HCL 431

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

99

patients, 18% of all patients

1 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 384

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
SIMVASTATIN 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

5 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

6 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

O 7 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

8 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

9 5
OMEPRAZOLE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

10 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

11 10
GABAPENTIN 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

12 9
FUROSEMIDE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

13 11
ALLOPURINOL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

14 30
CRESTOR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

15 100
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

15 12
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 17 48
TRAZODONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

18 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

19 53
WARFARIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

20 15
SERTRALINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

21 21
LORAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

22 33
CARVEDILOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

22 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

24 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

24 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

26 24
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

27 82
CLONAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

28 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

29 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

29 13
DULOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

31 34
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 31 59
ZETIA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 133
KLOR-CON M20 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 149
DONEPEZIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 49
BUPROPION XL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 68
TRAMADOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 37 26
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

38 147
TRULICITY 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 38 237
ALPRAZOLAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

41 32
RALOXIFENE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 42 135
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 43 31
WELCHOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 44 250
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 44 36
VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 46 131
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 47
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 48 54
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 57
CLOPIDOGREL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

48 37
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 Dec. 28, 2015.
  • 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.