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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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12,382Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

$564K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 76 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

451 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

8% of this provider’s 451 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

5% of this provider’s 451 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

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$691K

2014

$642K

2015

$564K

2016

Number of Claims

13,585

2014

13,001

2015

12,382

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 847

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

842

prescriptions.

116

patients, 26% of all patients

1 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 776

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

760

prescriptions.

116

patients, 26% of all patients

2 3
METFORMIN HCL 533

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

3 7
LISINOPRIL 485

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

4 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 468

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

5 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

6 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 416

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

7 19
SIMVASTATIN 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

8 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

9 14
OMEPRAZOLE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

10 4
FINASTERIDE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

11 63
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

12 35
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

12 106
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

14 13
GABAPENTIN 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

15 11
RANITIDINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

16 27
METFORMIN HCL ER 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

17 37
VOLTAREN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

18 132
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

19 53
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

20 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

21 17
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

22 75
LOVASTATIN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

23 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

24 24
VALSARTAN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

25 117
GLIPIZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

26 41
FUROSEMIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

27 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

28 40
SERTRALINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

29 21
ALLOPURINOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

30 29
AMMONIUM LACTATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

31 213
GLIPIZIDE ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

32 99
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 94
CLOPIDOGREL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 36
SPIRIVA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

35 81
CRESTOR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

36 68
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

37 112
PROAIR HFA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

38 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

39 23
TRAZODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 18
MIRTAZAPINE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 41 52
LYRICA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 41 80
ATENOLOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 16
LIDOCAINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 153
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

45 175
ELIQUIS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 46 172
GLIMEPIRIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 46 49
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 46 199
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 72
XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 50 120
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 15
JANUVIA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 52 96
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 53 129
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 Oct. 31, 2007.
  • 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.