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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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6,049Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 292 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

$626K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 60 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

182 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
38% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% 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

9% of this provider’s 182 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 182 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$104 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$612K

2014

$964K

2015

$626K

2016

Number of Claims

7,399

2014

8,979

2015

6,049

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
OMEPRAZOLE 523

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

53

patients, 29% of all patients

1 4
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 487

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

58

patients, 32% of all patients

2 53
SYNTHROID 460

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

48

patients, 26% of all patients

3 85
LAMOTRIGINE 227

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

4 91
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

5 3
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

6 140
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

7 73
LEVETIRACETAM 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

8 101
VIMPAT 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

9 222
CARBAMAZEPINE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

10 169
RISPERIDONE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 11 65
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 12 47
CLONAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 6% of all patients

13 42
OLANZAPINE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 P 13 76
OXCARBAZEPINE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 13 201
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 16 160
TOPIRAMATE 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 16 110
PROTONIX 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

10 18 304
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 19 150
PROLIA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

48

patients, 26% of all patients

20 271
RALOXIFENE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 21 170
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

22 175
ARIPIPRAZOLE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 7% of all patients

P 23 143
LACTULOSE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 24 161
LEVOCARNITINE* 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 25 218
LITHIUM CARBONATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 26 194
VALPROIC ACID* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 27 337
PHENOBARBITAL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 27 287
GABAPENTIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 29 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 30 32
LISINOPRIL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 31 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 32 22
LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 33 28
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 33 134
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. 8, 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.