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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,126Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 500 providers in this state and specialty

$458K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 500 providers in this state and specialty

500 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

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

31% of this provider’s 500 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 500 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 26%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


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

$374K

2014

$331K

2015

$458K

2016

Number of Claims

6,143

2014

6,118

2015

9,126

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 538

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

123

patients, 25% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 426

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

102

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
SIMVASTATIN 399

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

104

patients, 21% of all patients

3 10
OMEPRAZOLE 346

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
METFORMIN HCL 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

5 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

O 6 2
ALLOPURINOL 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

7 56
GABAPENTIN 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

8 6
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

111

patients, 22% of all patients

9 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

10 13
SERTRALINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

11 22
MELOXICAM 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

12 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

13 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

14 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

15 21
FUROSEMIDE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

16 12
LORAZEPAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

17 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

18 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

19 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

20 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

21 15
TRAMADOL HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

O 22 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

A 23 60
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

24 49
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

25 65
TRAZODONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

26 18
LOVASTATIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

27 33
FLUOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

27 42
CARVEDILOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

30 36
FENOFIBRATE* 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

31 149
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

32 19
CLONAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 52
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

34 133
CLOPIDOGREL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 34
OXYCODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 36 7
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 37 14
CELECOXIB 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

38 136
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 76
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

40 82
CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

41 94
SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 42 62
TIZANIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

43 38
ALPRAZOLAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

43 55
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 Jan. 23, 2014.
  • 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.