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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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10,283Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 57 out of 1244 providers in this state and specialty

$635K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

687 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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 625 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

23% of this provider’s 687 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 687 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$62 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

$524K

2014

$608K

2015

$635K

2016

Number of Claims

7,997

2014

9,067

2015

10,283

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 432

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

116

patients, 17% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 397

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 380

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

116

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

O 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

6 5
SIMVASTATIN 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

7 6
FUROSEMIDE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

8 11
METFORMIN HCL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

9 8
GABAPENTIN 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

10 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

11 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

12 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

13 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

14 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

14 14
CARVEDILOL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

16 25
ATENOLOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

17 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

18 46
OXYCODONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O 19 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

20 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

21 15
ALPRAZOLAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

21 35
PREDNISONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

23 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

24 19
DULOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

25 34
TRAZODONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

26 18
SERTRALINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

27 21
NAPROXEN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

27 87
TRAMADOL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

O 29 26
CLOPIDOGREL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

30 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

31 63
TIZANIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

32 66
LOVASTATIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

32 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

34 32
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 34 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 49
AZITHROMYCIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A 37 69
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

38 27
MELOXICAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 44
GLIMEPIRIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

41 47
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 52
LORAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

43 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

43 29
ALLOPURINOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

45 30
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

46 58
PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 60
LANTUS 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 48 62
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 49 112
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

50 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 24
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.