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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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14,933Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

$811K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

521 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

3% of this provider’s 398 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

45% of this provider’s 521 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

46% of this provider’s 521 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$836K

2014

$836K

2015

$811K

2016

Number of Claims

15,591

2014

15,382

2015

14,933

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 577

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

O 1 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 530

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

92

patients, 18% of all patients

O 2 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

O 4 30
OMEPRAZOLE 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
GABAPENTIN 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

6 11
FUROSEMIDE 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

7 12
METFORMIN HCL 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

8 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

9 3
LISINOPRIL 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

10 1
TAMSULOSIN HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

11 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

12 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

13 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

13 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

15 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

16 9
SIMVASTATIN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

17 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

17 13
ALPRAZOLAM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

19 31
LORAZEPAM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

20 28
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 20 43
TRAZODONE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

22 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

23 17
TRAMADOL HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

O 24 26
RANITIDINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

25 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

26 39
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

27 61
AZITHROMYCIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

A 28 66
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

29 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

29 22
CARVEDILOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

31 34
CLOPIDOGREL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

31 36
BACLOFEN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

33 58
GLIMEPIRIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

34 49
SERTRALINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

35 21
DULOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

36 44
IBUPROFEN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

37 69
PREDNISONE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

38 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 54
VENTOLIN HFA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

40 48
MELOXICAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

40 45
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

A 42 147
DONEPEZIL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 50
FLUOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 32
ATENOLOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

45 16
PROAIR HFA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

46 46
ALLOPURINOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

47 29
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

48 270
ESTRADIOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

48 97
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

A 50 126
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 50 123
PROMETHAZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

52 165
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

53 14
SUCRALFATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

54 184
PAROXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 70
TIZANIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

56 57
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

57 106
ROPINIROLE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

57 95
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

A 57 121
FENTANYL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 60 67
TOPIRAMATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 110
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

60 75
DIAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

63 79
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

64 87
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 55
FLUCONAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

66 234
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 67 96
LEVOFLOXACIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

A 67 151
ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 67 92
METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 70 37
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 89
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 131
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

73 53
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 April 19, 2012.
  • 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.