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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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13,991Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

$663K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

650 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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 513 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

34% of this provider’s 650 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 650 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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$700K

2014

$705K

2015

$663K

2016

Number of Claims

13,926

2014

13,634

2015

13,991

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 530

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

114

patients, 18% of all patients

O 1 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

2 5
METFORMIN HCL 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

3 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

5 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

6 15
GABAPENTIN 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

7 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

8 9
BACLOFEN 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

9 58
WARFARIN SODIUM 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

10 17
SIMVASTATIN 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

11 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

11 3
LISINOPRIL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

13 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

14 10
FUROSEMIDE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

15 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

16 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

17 19
TRAMADOL HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

O 18 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

19 33
LORAZEPAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

20 28
OXYCODONE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

O 21 20
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

22 113
PREDNISONE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

23 38
MIRTAZAPINE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

24 52
RANITIDINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

25 27
SERTRALINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

26 21
SPIRONOLACTONE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

27 59
CLONIDINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

28 114
TOPIRAMATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 110
CLOPIDOGREL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

30 36
ALLOPURINOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

31 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

32 14
CARVEDILOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 13
NAPROXEN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

35 74
DILT-XR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

36 152
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 37 47
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 55
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 89
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 61
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

40 54
LOVASTATIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

42 25
AZITHROMYCIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A 42 66
NAMENDA XR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 128
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

45 24
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 106
IBUPROFEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 69
DULOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 44
ALPRAZOLAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 49
VENTOLIN HFA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

51 48
BUPROPION HCL SR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

52 84
CITALOPRAM HBR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 22
PROAIR HFA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

54 46
LYRICA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

55 80
TRAZODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 18
LEVOFLOXACIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A 57 151
SYNTHROID 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 57 85
MINOCYCLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

A 59 333
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 60 112
AMOXICILLIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A 60 157
DONEPEZIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 60 50
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A 60 121
MUPIROCIN* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

64 191
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 134
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 66 43
SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 67 81
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 June 17, 2008.
  • 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.