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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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7,489Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 165 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

$419K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 189 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

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

39% 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

21% of this provider’s 336 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 336 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$212K

2014

$381K

2015

$419K

2016

Number of Claims

4,330

2014

6,850

2015

7,489

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
LISINOPRIL 512

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

119

patients, 35% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 311

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

77

patients, 23% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 283

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

68

patients, 20% of all patients

3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 272

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

59

patients, 18% of all patients

4 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

60

patients, 18% of all patients

5 23
FUROSEMIDE 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

6 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

7 10
METFORMIN HCL 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

8 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

9 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

O 9 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

11 15
SIMVASTATIN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

12 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

13 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

14 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

15 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

16 17
METFORMIN HCL ER 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

17 37
GABAPENTIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

18 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

19 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

20 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

21 24
TRAZODONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

22 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

23 33
CLOPIDOGREL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

24 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

25 19
GLIPIZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

26 41
LORAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

27 28
RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

28 27
TRAMADOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O 29 26
PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

30 46
LOVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

31 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

31 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 31 54
CARVEDILOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

34 34
CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

34 68
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 Feb. 6, 2017.
  • 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.