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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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8,717Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 100 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

$464K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 145 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

438 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

16% of this provider’s 438 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 438 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$53 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

$425K

2014

$431K

2015

$464K

2016

Number of Claims

7,581

2014

8,639

2015

8,717

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
OXYCODONE HCL 337

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

O 1 20
OMEPRAZOLE 307

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
GABAPENTIN 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

3 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

O 4 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

5 2
LISINOPRIL 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

6 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

7 3
TRAMADOL HCL 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

O 8 26
MELOXICAM 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

9 45
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

O 10 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

11 5
SIMVASTATIN 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

12 6
LORAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

13 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

14 39
METFORMIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

15 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

16 13
CLONAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

17 42
ALPRAZOLAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

18 31
DIAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

19 79
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

20 56
IBUPROFEN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

21 69
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

22 10
FUROSEMIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

23 12
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

24 61
VENTOLIN HFA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

24 48
TIZANIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

26 57
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 19
TRAZODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

27 18
METFORMIN HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

27 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

30 24
CLOPIDOGREL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

31 36
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

32 51
CITALOPRAM HBR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 22
GLIPIZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

34 41
RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

35 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

36 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

36 14
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

38 103
WARFARIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

38 17
BACLOFEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 38 58
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 38 33
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 O 42 43
PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

43 70
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

44 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

44 40
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 46 367
LOVASTATIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 48 92
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

48 9
PROMETHAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

48 165
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 Nov. 16, 2010.
  • 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.