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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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4,889Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 488 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

$199K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 794 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

296 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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 296 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 296 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$215K

2014

$196K

2015

$199K

2016

Number of Claims

5,570

2014

5,515

2015

4,889

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 313

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

75

patients, 25% of all patients

1 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 306

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

76

patients, 26% of all patients

2 23
LISINOPRIL 300

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

74

patients, 25% of all patients

3 1
METFORMIN HCL 267

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

74

patients, 25% of all patients

4 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 242

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

63

patients, 21% of all patients

5 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 236

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

58

patients, 20% of all patients

6 10
OMEPRAZOLE 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

48

patients, 16% of all patients

7 4
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

8 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

9 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 139

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

10 3
SIMVASTATIN 129

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

11 6
LOVASTATIN 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

12 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

13 60
MELOXICAM 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

14 45
FINASTERIDE 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

15 63
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

16 2
ACARBOSE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

17 265
GEMFIBROZIL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

18 154
RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

19 27
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 20 55
ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

20 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 20 22
GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

23 41
GLIPIZIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

24 99
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. 18, 2011.
  • 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.