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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,641Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 173 providers in this state and specialty

$558K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 173 providers in this state and specialty

379 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
36% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

33% of this provider’s 137 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 43%.

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Antibiotics

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

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Opioids

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

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Brand Name Drugs

8% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

Prescription Price

$84 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$598K

2014

$589K

2015

$558K

2016

Number of Claims

5,573

2014

6,223

2015

6,641

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
CLONAZEPAM 541

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

78

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 389

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

P 2 2
LORAZEPAM 337

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

3 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 314

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

4 30
ARIPIPRAZOLE 263

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

P 5 9
LAMOTRIGINE 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

6 3
BUPROPION XL 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

7 15
ALPRAZOLAM 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

8 21
OLANZAPINE 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

P 9 5
BUPROPION HCL SR 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

10 29
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

P 11 23
DULOXETINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

12 10
TRAZODONE HCL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

13 4
SERTRALINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

14 12
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

15 35
BUSPIRONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

15 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

17 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

17 13
LITHIUM CARBONATE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

19 27
DIAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

20 38
RISPERIDONE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 21 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

22 14
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

23 40
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

24 16
PROPRANOLOL HCL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

25 36
PRAZOSIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

26 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

27 17
OXCARBAZEPINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

28 50
TEMAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

29 49
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 30 47
SEROQUEL XR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

P 31 37
MIRTAZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

32 19
LATUDA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 33 33
PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

33 34
GABAPENTIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

35 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

36 20
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 37 31
CARBAMAZEPINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 38 51
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 July 16, 2012.
  • 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.