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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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11,544Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

$680K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

450 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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 Washington
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 331 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

25% of this provider’s 450 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

42% of this provider’s 450 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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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

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$578K

2014

$595K

2015

$680K

2016

Number of Claims

10,968

2014

10,997

2015

11,544

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

O 1 8
LISINOPRIL 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

87

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
FUROSEMIDE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

5 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

6 23
TRAMADOL HCL 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

O 7 26
GABAPENTIN 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

8 11
OXYCODONE HCL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

O 9 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

9 2
RANITIDINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

11 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

12 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

13 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

14 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

15 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

16 40
CLOPIDOGREL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

17 36
METFORMIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

18 7
ALLOPURINOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

19 29
LORAZEPAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

20 28
ALPRAZOLAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

21 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

22 33
PROAIR HFA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

23 46
CLONAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

24 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

25 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 26 47
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O 27 77
METFORMIN HCL ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

28 37
CARVEDILOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

29 34
WARFARIN SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

30 17
GLIPIZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

31 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

32 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

32 19
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 34 30
FINASTERIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

34 63
SIMVASTATIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

36 6
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

37 72
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 38 43
DULOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

38 44
SERTRALINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

40 21
MIRTAZAPINE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

40 52
METHADONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 O 42 64
MORPHINE SULFATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O 43 133
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

44 61
BACLOFEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

45 58
DONEPEZIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

46 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

46 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

46 10
BUPROPION HCL SR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 84
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

50 35
ZETIA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

51 125
VENTOLIN HFA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

52 48
RISPERIDONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 53 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

54 32
LOVASTATIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

54 25
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

56 325
CITALOPRAM HBR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

56 22
TRAZODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

58 18
ATENOLOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

59 16
TEMAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

60 119
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 262
VENLAFAXINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 62 163
GEMFIBROZIL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

63 154
CLONIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

64 114
BUSPIRONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

64 82
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

66 229
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

67 87
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 68 89
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 68 94
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

68 75
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

68 369
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 Sept. 10, 2010.
  • 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.