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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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15,862Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

568 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
43% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

13% of this provider’s 568 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

40% of this provider’s 568 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$849K

2014

$1.06M

2015

$1.15M

2016

Number of Claims

12,949

2014

13,515

2015

15,862

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 801

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

108

patients, 19% of all patients

O 1 8
LISINOPRIL 599

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

124

patients, 22% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 549

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
GABAPENTIN 537

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

96

patients, 17% of all patients

4 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

5 2
OXYCODONE HCL 455

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

O 6 20
METFORMIN HCL 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

7 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

8 5
FUROSEMIDE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

9 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

10 3
TRAZODONE HCL 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

11 18
RANITIDINE HCL 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

12 27
TRAMADOL HCL 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

O 13 26
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

O 14 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

15 22
SIMVASTATIN 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

15 6
VENTOLIN HFA 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

15 48
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

18 10
CLONAZEPAM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

19 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

19 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

21 15
LORAZEPAM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

21 28
LOVASTATIN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

23 25
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

24 89
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

25 13
GLIPIZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

26 41
SERTRALINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

26 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

28 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

29 17
ATENOLOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

30 16
IBUPROFEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

30 69
PROAIR HFA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

32 46
BACLOFEN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

33 58
RISPERIDONE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 34 65
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

35 9
ROPINIROLE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

36 95
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

37 72
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

38 103
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

39 23
CLOPIDOGREL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 36
LYRICA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

41 80
DULOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 44
MELOXICAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 44 47
LAMOTRIGINE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 91
NAPROXEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 74
ALPRAZOLAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 31
BUSPIRONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

49 82
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 56
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

50 55
ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 29
PROMETHAZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 4% of all patients

53 165
TIZANIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

53 57
DIAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 79
METHADONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 56 64
LANTUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

57 62
GEMFIBROZIL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

57 154
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

59 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 60 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

60 33
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 62 43
CARVEDILOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 62 34
HYDROXYZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 246
LEVEMIR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 64 155
METHOCARBAMOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

66 177
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 53
MIRTAZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 67 52
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 69 123
NYSTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

70 130
LEVETIRACETAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 71 101
CEPHALEXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

A 72 105
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 72 92
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 74 182
PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 70
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 75 209
FLOVENT HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 75 181
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 78 255
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 Dec. 22, 2011.
  • 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.