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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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8,990Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 86 out of 1244 providers in this state and specialty

$699K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 1244 providers in this state and specialty

623 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

6% of this provider’s 556 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

17% of this provider’s 623 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 623 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$555K

2014

$599K

2015

$699K

2016

Number of Claims

8,069

2014

8,210

2015

8,990

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 468

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

2 3
SIMVASTATIN 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

3 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

O 4 7
LISINOPRIL 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

5 2
METFORMIN HCL 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

5 8
OMEPRAZOLE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

7 4
ALPRAZOLAM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

8 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

9 12
IRBESARTAN 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

10 105
DULOXETINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

11 34
TRAZODONE HCL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

12 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

12 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

14 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

15 15
ESTRADIOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

16 86
GABAPENTIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

17 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

18 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

19 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

20 14
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

21 54
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 22 59
OXYCODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 23 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

24 10
JANUVIA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

25 116
ATENOLOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

26 17
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

27 90
FUROSEMIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

28 11
PRISTIQ 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

28 229
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

30 29
BUPROPION XL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 68
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

32 75
ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 30
ZALEPLON 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 232
SERTRALINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

35 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

36 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 27
LAMOTRIGINE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 103
CLOPIDOGREL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

38 37
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 157
BUPROPION HCL SR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

38 81
DONEPEZIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 49
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 19
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 214
LYRICA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 45 99
LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 33
FINASTERIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 70
CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 45
INVOKANA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 153
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 50 266
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 Oct. 18, 2017.
  • 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.