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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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7,594Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 155 out of 1244 providers in this state and specialty

$308K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 291 out of 1244 providers in this state and specialty

456 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

15% of this provider’s 456 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 456 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

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$398K

2014

$432K

2015

$308K

2016

Number of Claims

8,611

2014

9,514

2015

7,594

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 383

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 358

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 319

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
GABAPENTIN 297

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

4 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

5 10
OMEPRAZOLE 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

6 4
FUROSEMIDE 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

7 11
ATENOLOL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

8 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

9 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

10 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

11 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

11 12
TRAZODONE HCL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

13 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

14 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

15 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

16 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

17 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

O 18 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

19 19
METFORMIN HCL 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

20 8
SERTRALINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

21 21
SIMVASTATIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

22 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

23 15
ESTRADIOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

24 86
SPIRONOLACTONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

25 63
LOVASTATIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

26 23
DULOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

27 34
BUPROPION HCL SR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

28 81
METFORMIN HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 39
PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

30 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 47
RANITIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 40
CLOPIDOGREL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 37
FLUOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 34 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

34 29
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 Dec. 28, 2007.
  • 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.