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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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11,364Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 1244 providers in this state and specialty

$654K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 1244 providers in this state and specialty

505 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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 466 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

30% of this provider’s 505 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 505 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$732K

2014

$707K

2015

$654K

2016

Number of Claims

11,271

2014

11,708

2015

11,364

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 405

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

O 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

3 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
SIMVASTATIN 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

6 6
FUROSEMIDE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

7 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

9 80
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

10 14
TRAZODONE HCL 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

11 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

12 16
GABAPENTIN 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

13 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

14 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

15 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

16 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

17 15
MELOXICAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

18 44
DULOXETINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

18 34
ATENOLOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

20 17
METFORMIN HCL ER 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

21 39
LORAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

22 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

23 24
SERTRALINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

24 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

25 47
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

26 19
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 52
TRAMADOL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

O 28 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

29 43
CARVEDILOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

29 25
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 31 48
PREDNISONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

31 38
FENTANYL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 33 71
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

34 12
SYNTHROID 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

35 95
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

35 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 53
ALLOPURINOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

37 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

37 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 46
DIGOXIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 107
METFORMIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

42 8
CLONAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 45
ALPRAZOLAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 35
TIZANIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

45 66
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 32
OXYCODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 O 47 20
METHADONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 O 48 78
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

48 90
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 55
MIRTAZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 48 56
CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 132
LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 62
BUPROPION XL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 68
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 54 112
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 Aug. 12, 2014.
  • 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.