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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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9,072Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 84 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

$555K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 80 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

390 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

33% of this provider’s 390 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 390 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

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$528K

2014

$546K

2015

$555K

2016

Number of Claims

9,353

2014

9,447

2015

9,072

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
LISINOPRIL 454

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

80

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL 374

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 350

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

O 4 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

6 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

7 15
SIMVASTATIN 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

8 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

9 13
FUROSEMIDE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

10 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

11 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

12 5
RANITIDINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

13 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

14 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

15 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

16 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

17 14
XARELTO 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

18 120
SERTRALINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

19 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

20 23
CELECOXIB 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

21 122
CLOPIDOGREL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

22 36
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

23 72
MELOXICAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

24 45
DULOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 25 44
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 O 26 43
GABAPENTIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

27 11
LYRICA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

28 80
CEPHALEXIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

A 29 105
PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

29 38
OXYCODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O 31 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

32 54
ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

32 16
ALLOPURINOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

34 29
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

35 56
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

36 83
TRAMADOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O 37 26
CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

37 68
GEMFIBROZIL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

39 154
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

40 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 39
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

41 51
CARVEDILOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 44 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 44 32
LORAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

44 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

47 24
VENTOLIN HFA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

48 48
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 49 106
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 50 113
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 July 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.