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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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16,568Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

$648K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

449 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

38% of this provider’s 425 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

32% of this provider’s 449 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 449 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$771K

2014

$662K

2015

$648K

2016

Number of Claims

16,808

2014

16,439

2015

16,568

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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,313

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,297

prescriptions.

133

patients, 30% of all patients

P 1 47
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 664

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

108

patients, 24% of all patients

2 53
OMEPRAZOLE 584

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

79

patients, 18% of all patients

3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 564

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

4 2
TRAZODONE HCL 562

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

75

patients, 17% of all patients

5 18
FUROSEMIDE 561

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

6 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

7 3
MIRTAZAPINE 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

8 52
CITALOPRAM HBR 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

9 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

10 54
RAMIPRIL 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

11 116
DONEPEZIL HCL 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

12 50
OLANZAPINE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

P 13 76
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

14 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

15 5
TAMSULOSIN HCL 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

16 19
LISINOPRIL 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

17 1
SIMVASTATIN 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

18 6
METFORMIN HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

19 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

20 15
LORAZEPAM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

21 28
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

22 72
WARFARIN SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

23 17
CARVEDILOL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

24 34
RISPERIDONE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

P 25 65
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

26 14
RANITIDINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

27 27
ATENOLOL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

28 16
SERTRALINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

29 21
CLOPIDOGREL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 36
BUSPIRONE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

30 82
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 73
CHLORTHALIDONE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

33 93
GABAPENTIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

34 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

34 39
HALOPERIDOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

P 36 183
MEMANTINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

37 111
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

A 38 126
FENTANYL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

O 39 67
PREDNISONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

41 24
ALLOPURINOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

42 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

42 33
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 129
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 10
LEVOFLOXACIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

A 46 151
LEVETIRACETAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 101
BYSTOLIC 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

48 204
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

49 260
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

50 75
LOVASTATIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 51 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 52 9
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 53 131
NYAMYC 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

53 333
FAMOTIDINE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 55 90
XARELTO 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 56 120
PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 56 70
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 58 209
KETOCONAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 59 159
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

60 55
IBUPROFEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 60 69
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 62 32
UNIFINE PENTIPS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

62 246
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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.