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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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7,319Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 172 out of 1244 providers in this state and specialty

$422K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 146 out of 1244 providers in this state and specialty

374 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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 283 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

13% of this provider’s 374 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 374 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% 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

20 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

$513K

2014

$482K

2015

$422K

2016

Number of Claims

7,024

2014

7,876

2015

7,319

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 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

66

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
OXCARBAZEPINE 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

2 177
CLONAZEPAM 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

3 45
OMEPRAZOLE 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

3 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

O 5 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

P 6 59
CLONIDINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

7 89
BUPROPION HCL SR 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

8 81
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

9 19
TRAZODONE HCL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

10 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

11 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

12 1
LAMOTRIGINE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

12 103
CITALOPRAM HBR 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

14 24
GABAPENTIN 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

15 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

16 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

17 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

18 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

18 47
FLUOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

20 28
SIMVASTATIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

21 6
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 22 201
ALPRAZOLAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

23 35
METFORMIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

23 8
PROPRANOLOL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

25 114
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

26 12
LORAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

27 33
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

27 79
CARVEDILOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

27 25
OLANZAPINE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 30 115
ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

30 17
TRAMADOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O 30 26
OXYCODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O 33 20
BUSPIRONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

33 73
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

33 13
FUROSEMIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

36 11
MIRTAZAPINE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 37 56
METHADONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O 38 78
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

39 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

40 14
DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 41 34
METFORMIN HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

42 39
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

43 61
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

44 90
SERTRALINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

45 21
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 Jan. 22, 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.