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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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7,211Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 193 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

$485K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 129 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

379 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

20% of this provider’s 379 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 379 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

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$335K

2014

$450K

2015

$485K

2016

Number of Claims

6,317

2014

7,666

2015

7,211

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 301

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

O 1 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
OXYCODONE HCL 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

O 3 20
LISINOPRIL 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

4 1
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O 5 43
OMEPRAZOLE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

6 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

7 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

8 14
SIMVASTATIN 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

9 6
METFORMIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

10 7
TRAZODONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

11 18
FUROSEMIDE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

12 12
GABAPENTIN 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

13 11
DIAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

14 79
LORAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

15 28
ALPRAZOLAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

16 31
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

17 103
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

17 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

17 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

20 3
METHADONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 O 21 64
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 O 22 123
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O 23 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

24 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

25 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

26 13
IBUPROFEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

27 69
TRAMADOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

O 28 26
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 56
FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

30 32
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

30 15
CLOPIDOGREL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

33 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

34 9
VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 4% of all patients

35 48
WARFARIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

36 17
PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

37 38
CLONAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 38 42
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 Sept. 2, 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.