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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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13,161Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

$864K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

606 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

47% of this provider’s 606 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

37% of this provider’s 606 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$66 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

$641K

2014

$811K

2015

$864K

2016

Number of Claims

11,067

2014

12,006

2015

13,161

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 795

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

136

patients, 22% of all patients

O 1 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 577

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

107

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 498

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

109

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
OXYCODONE HCL 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

O 4 20
METFORMIN HCL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

7 5
RANITIDINE HCL 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

8 27
LORAZEPAM 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

9 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

10 3
GABAPENTIN 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

11 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

12 9
ALPRAZOLAM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

13 31
TRAZODONE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

14 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

15 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

16 22
SIMVASTATIN 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

17 6
AZITHROMYCIN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

109

patients, 18% of all patients

A 18 66
TIZANIDINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

18 57
TRAMADOL HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O 20 26
FUROSEMIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

20 12
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 22 30
PROAIR HFA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

23 46
CEFUROXIME 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

A 24 167
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

25 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

26 33
ALLOPURINOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

27 29
SERTRALINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

28 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

29 50
AMOXICILLIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

A 30 157
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

30 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 19
MELOXICAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 45
ATENOLOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

34 16
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

A 35 126
PROMETHAZINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 165
NAPROXEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

37 74
FLUCONAZOLE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

38 234
METHADONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 39 64
GLIPIZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 41
DIAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 41 79
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 41 43
VENTOLIN HFA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

43 48
NABUMETONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 272
PREDNISONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

44 38
CARVEDILOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 23
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 61
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 48 53
IBUPROFEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

50 69
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 113
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

52 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 13
BUSPIRONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 82
CLOPIDOGREL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 36
BACLOFEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 58
CLONAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 35
CELECOXIB 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 59 122
BUPROPION HCL SR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 84
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 61 287
DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 62 44
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 62 89
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 29, 2010.
  • 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.