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MICHELE DESPREAUX

UW MEDICINE KENT-DES MOINES CLINIC 23213 PACIFIC HIGHWAY SOUTH

Kent | Washington | 98032

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,295Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$532K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
313 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$465K

2014

$516K

2015

$532K

2016

Number of Claims

6,353

2014

6,964

2015

7,295

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
OMEPRAZOLE 307

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 302

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

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POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

NYSTATIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
PROMETHAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
METHADONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 O
GLIMEPIRIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

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. 21, 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.