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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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12,310Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

$928K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

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

32% 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

32% of this provider’s 492 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 492 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

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$844K

2014

$933K

2015

$928K

2016

Number of Claims

12,186

2014

13,526

2015

12,310

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 472

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

94

patients, 19% of all patients

1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

O 3 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
SIMVASTATIN 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

5 6
LISINOPRIL 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

6 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

7 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

8 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

9 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

10 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

11 22
FUROSEMIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

12 12
GABAPENTIN 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

13 11
LORAZEPAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

14 28
TRAZODONE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

15 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

16 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

16 14
CLOPIDOGREL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

18 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

19 13
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

20 60
SERTRALINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

20 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

22 15
MELOXICAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

23 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

24 33
CARVEDILOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

25 34
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

26 104
METFORMIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

27 7
ALLOPURINOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

28 29
TRAMADOL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 29 26
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 30 43
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

31 61
SPIRONOLACTONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

31 59
ATENOLOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

31 16
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 86
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 39
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 36 56
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 37 123
LYRICA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 38 80
DONEPEZIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 39 50
LANTUS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 62
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

41 10
FINASTERIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

42 63
ALPRAZOLAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 43 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 44 73
JANUVIA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 96
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 47 30
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 89
ESTRADIOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

49 97
FENOFIBRATE* 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 88
CELECOXIB 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 122
METHADONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 O 50 64
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 53 55
XARELTO 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 54 120
VENTOLIN HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

55 48
BACLOFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

55 58
PREDNISONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

57 38
CLONAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 57 42
SYMBICORT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

57 145
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 72
GEMFIBROZIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 60 154
DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 62 44
MEMANTINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 62 111
LINZESS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 62 360
DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 65 107
OXYCODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 O 66 20
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 Sept. 25, 2013.
  • 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.