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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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12,183Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

$679K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 45 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

620 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

7% of this provider’s 521 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

18% of this provider’s 620 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 620 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% 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

20 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

$828K

2014

$683K

2015

$679K

2016

Number of Claims

14,620

2014

12,480

2015

12,183

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 577

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

134

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 437

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
FUROSEMIDE 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

3 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
METFORMIN HCL 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

6 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

7 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

8 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

O 9 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

10 17
GABAPENTIN 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

11 11
SIMVASTATIN 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

12 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

13 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

P 14 47
RANITIDINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

15 27
OXYCODONE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O 16 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

17 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

18 22
LOVASTATIN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

19 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

20 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

21 9
SERTRALINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

22 21
LANTUS 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

23 62
ATENOLOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

24 16
CARVEDILOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

25 34
FINASTERIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

26 63
ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

27 29
TRAZODONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

27 18
ALPRAZOLAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

29 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 33
CLOPIDOGREL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 36
TRAMADOL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O 32 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

33 14
LORAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

34 28
HUMALOG 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

35 127
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 O 35 43
TEMAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 119
NUEDEXTA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 38 156
FLUOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 32
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 51
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

41 53
GEMFIBROZIL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 42 154
PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

43 46
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 55
FENTANYL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 O 44 67
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

A 46 126
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 23
LYRICA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 48 80
MELOXICAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

49 45
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 104
ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 50 92
MIRTAZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

52 52
PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

53 38
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 Aug. 20, 2015.
  • 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.