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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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6,763Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 224 out of 1244 providers in this state and specialty

$430K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 138 out of 1244 providers in this state and specialty

418 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

0% of this provider’s 328 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

10% of this provider’s 418 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 418 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$463K

2014

$464K

2015

$430K

2016

Number of Claims

7,073

2014

6,870

2015

6,763

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
LISINOPRIL 294

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

79

patients, 19% of all patients

1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 280

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 245

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

4 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
GABAPENTIN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

7 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

8 32
METFORMIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

8 8
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

10 58
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

11 10
SIMVASTATIN 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

12 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

O 13 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

14 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

15 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

16 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

17 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

18 24
RANITIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

18 40
FUROSEMIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

20 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

21 28
SERTRALINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

21 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

21 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

24 15
OXYCODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 25 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

26 16
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

27 52
GLIMEPIRIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

28 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

29 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

29 29
BUPROPION XL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

29 68
LOVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 23
TRAZODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

32 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 31
LANSOPRAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 34 191
DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 36 34
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 O 36 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 38 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 March 10, 2010.
  • 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.