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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,854Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 438 providers in this state and specialty

$559K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 438 providers in this state and specialty

321 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

16% of this provider’s 279 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

18% of this provider’s 321 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 321 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $102 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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

$660K

2014

$711K

2015

$559K

2016

Number of Claims

9,201

2014

9,301

2015

7,854

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
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 475

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

79

patients, 25% of all patients

1 47
LISINOPRIL 455

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

92

patients, 29% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

54

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

4 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
OMEPRAZOLE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

6 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

7 17
METFORMIN HCL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

8 8
FUROSEMIDE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

9 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

10 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

11 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

P 12 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

13 18
LAMOTRIGINE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

14 67
GABAPENTIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

14 6
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

53

patients, 17% of all patients

16 44
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

O 17 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

18 13
FENTANYL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

O 19 58
RANITIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

19 35
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

O 21 4
MELOXICAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

22 30
LORAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

23 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

24 43
VOLTAREN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

25 180
DULOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

26 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

27 53
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

28 16
ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

28 22
LANTUS 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

28 70
INDAPAMIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

31 189
MIRTAZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 32 49
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

33 51
XARELTO 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

34 117
TRAZODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

35 15
CARVEDILOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

36 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 37 33
TRAMADOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

O 37 26
CLOPIDOGREL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 39 57
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 2, 2013.
  • 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.