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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,223Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

589 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

22% of this provider’s 529 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

34% of this provider’s 589 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

43% of this provider’s 589 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$1.4M

2014

$1.47M

2015

$1.28M

2016

Number of Claims

28,252

2014

21,835

2015

23,223

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,455

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,308

prescriptions.

138

patients, 23% of all patients

1 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 922

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

862

prescriptions.

118

patients, 20% of all patients

2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 850

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

845

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

3 17
LISINOPRIL 733

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

125

patients, 21% of all patients

4 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 638

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

5 15
OMEPRAZOLE 496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

6 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

7 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

8 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

O 9 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

10 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

11 13
GABAPENTIN 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

12 11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

13 53
TRAZODONE HCL 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

14 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

P 15 47
METFORMIN HCL 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

16 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

17 50
RISPERIDONE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

P 18 65
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

19 14
RANITIDINE HCL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

20 27
LANTUS 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

21 62
OXYCODONE HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

O 22 20
NOVOLOG 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

23 146
TRADJENTA 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

24 187
JANTOVEN 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 102
OLANZAPINE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

P 26 76
MIRTAZAPINE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

27 52
FENTANYL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

O 28 67
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

29 73
SERTRALINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

30 21
CARVEDILOL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

31 34
LORAZEPAM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

32 28
SIMVASTATIN 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

33 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

34 9
FAMOTIDINE* 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

35 90
NYSTOP 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

36 185
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

37 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

38 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

39 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

40 33
DULOXETINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

41 44
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

42 149
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

43 54
HUMALOG 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

43 127
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

45 198
TRAMADOL HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

O 46 26
LEVETIRACETAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 101
FENOFIBRATE* 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 238
LOVASTATIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

49 25
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 104
CLONAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

49 42
MEMANTINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

52 111
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

53 24
LEVEMIR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

54 155
NYSTATIN 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

55 130
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 129
PREDNISONE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

57 38
ALLOPURINOL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

58 29
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11 59 56
HALOPERIDOL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 60 183
CLOPIDOGREL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

60 36
SPIRIVA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

62 81
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 87
NAMENDA XR 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 64 128
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 264
TAMIFLU 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

66 241
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

67 150
LIDOCAINE HCL* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

68 173
BACLOFEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

69 58
HYDRALAZINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

69 118
LEVOFLOXACIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

A 71 151
LATANOPROST 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

72 171
FLUOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

73 32
AZITHROMYCIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

A 74 66
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 74 188
DILT-XR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 76 152
LYRICA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 77 80
JANUVIA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 78 96
KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

78 325
ATENOLOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

80 16
DIGOXIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 81 107
CEPHALEXIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

A 81 105
ARIPIPRAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 P 83 143
LACTULOSE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

84 161
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

A 85 189
NIFEDIPINE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 85 178
ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 87 92
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 88 30
AMIODARONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 88 349
BUDESONIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 90 254
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

90 75
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 92 72
METHADONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 O 93 64
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 93 112
SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

95 59
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 O 95 43
XARELTO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 95 120
HYDROCORTISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 95 228
RISPERDAL CONSTA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 P 99 240
ULORIC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 99 299
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. 24, 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.