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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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7,475Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 164 out of 1244 providers in this state and specialty

$313K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 284 out of 1244 providers in this state and specialty

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

15% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

16% of this provider’s 580 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 580 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$288K

2014

$354K

2015

$313K

2016

Number of Claims

6,817

2014

7,834

2015

7,475

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 342

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

96

patients, 17% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 300

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

2 1
SIMVASTATIN 284

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

4 4
LISINOPRIL 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

6 5
METFORMIN HCL 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

7 8
ATENOLOL 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

8 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

O 8 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

11 13
FUROSEMIDE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

12 11
K-TAB ER 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

13 64
GABAPENTIN 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

14 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

15 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

16 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

17 19
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O 17 48
WARFARIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

19 15
TRAZODONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

20 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

21 29
GLIPIZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

22 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

23 32
CLOPIDOGREL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

24 37
QVAR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

25 130
HUMULIN N 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

26 96
FINASTERIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

27 70
PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

28 38
MELOXICAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 44
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

30 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

30 31
DIGOXIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

32 107
TRAMADOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 33 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

33 28
VENTOLIN HFA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

35 51
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

35 41
CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 37 25
CHLORTHALIDONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

38 83
OXYCODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 39 20
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 Oct. 14, 2011.
  • 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.