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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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10,042Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 62 out of 1244 providers in this state and specialty

$547K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 61 out of 1244 providers in this state and specialty

666 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

2% of this provider’s 605 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

26% of this provider’s 666 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 666 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

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$638K

2014

$642K

2015

$547K

2016

Number of Claims

10,934

2014

10,982

2015

10,042

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 431

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 405

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
SIMVASTATIN 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

3 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

5 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

O 6 7
OMEPRAZOLE 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

7 4
METFORMIN HCL 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

8 8
FUROSEMIDE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

9 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

10 47
GABAPENTIN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

11 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

12 10
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

13 94
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

14 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

15 27
TRAZODONE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

16 18
LOVASTATIN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

17 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

18 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

19 13
LORAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

20 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

21 24
ALLOPURINOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

22 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

23 32
ATENOLOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

23 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

25 31
ALPRAZOLAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

26 35
TRAMADOL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O 27 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

28 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

29 22
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

30 50
GLIMEPIRIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

30 43
SERTRALINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

32 21
CARVEDILOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

33 25
CLONAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 34 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 54
AZITHROMYCIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

A 36 69
FENTANYL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 O 37 71
NYSTATIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

38 126
PROAIR HFA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

39 41
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 O 40 36
RANITIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 41 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 14
CRESTOR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

44 100
CLOPIDOGREL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 37
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 165
LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

A 47 159
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 29, 2016.
  • 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.