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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,661Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

724 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

2% of this provider’s 674 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

39% of this provider’s 724 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

61% of this provider’s 724 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

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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

$1.37M

2014

$1.3M

2015

$1.36M

2016

Number of Claims

26,776

2014

27,841

2015

27,661

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,193

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,142

prescriptions.

206

patients, 28% of all patients

1 5
OMEPRAZOLE 1,097

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,052

prescriptions.

211

patients, 29% of all patients

2 4
METFORMIN HCL 1,029

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

945

prescriptions.

170

patients, 23% of all patients

3 7
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 932

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

912

prescriptions.

339

patients, 47% of all patients

O 4 77
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 882

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

843

prescriptions.

160

patients, 22% of all patients

5 24
GABAPENTIN 799

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

725

prescriptions.

144

patients, 20% of all patients

6 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 774

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

706

prescriptions.

125

patients, 17% of all patients

7 3
LISINOPRIL 746

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

140

patients, 19% of all patients

8 1
ATENOLOL 653

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

122

patients, 17% of all patients

9 16
SIMVASTATIN 644

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

121

patients, 17% of all patients

10 6
TRAMADOL HCL 583

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

155

patients, 21% of all patients

O 11 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 539

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

12 9
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 530

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

13 72
RANITIDINE HCL 507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

14 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

15 19
CELECOXIB 413

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

16 122
PREDNISONE 404

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

208

patients, 29% of all patients

17 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

18 10
NEXIUM 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

19 158
TRAZODONE HCL 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

20 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

21 14
FUROSEMIDE 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

22 12
TIZANIDINE HCL 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

23 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

24 35
LOVASTATIN 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

25 25
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

151

patients, 21% of all patients

26 75
LORAZEPAM 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

27 28
FINASTERIDE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

28 63
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

29 23
IBUPROFEN 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

30 69
DONEPEZIL HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

31 50
AMOXICILLIN 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

134

patients, 19% of all patients

A 32 157
VENTOLIN HFA 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

33 48
NAPROXEN 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

34 74
CRESTOR 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

35 68
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

36 94
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

O 37 8
ALLOPURINOL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

38 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

39 13
GLIPIZIDE ER 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

40 99
MELOXICAM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

40 45
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

42 232
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O 43 30
FENOFIBRATE* 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

44 88
PROAIR HFA 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

45 46
XOPENEX HFA 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

10 46 266
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

47 39
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

48 61
GLIPIZIDE 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

49 41
PAROXETINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 70
VALSARTAN 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

50 117
MOMETASONE FUROATE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

52 274
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

53 2
CROMOLYN SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

54 280
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

54 186
OXYCODONE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 56 20
GLIPIZIDE XL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

56 210
ALPRAZOLAM 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

56 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 33
CLOPIDOGREL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

60 36
CARVEDILOL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

60 34
JANUVIA 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 96
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

63 83
VOLTAREN 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

64 132
SERTRALINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 21
PROCTOZONE-HC 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

66 246
ADVAIR DISKUS 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 92
DICYCLOMINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

68 214
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

69 253
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

70 87
AZITHROMYCIN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

A 71 66
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

72 301
METHIMAZOLE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

73 257
CALCITONIN-SALMON 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 303
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

75 166
RALOXIFENE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 76 170
PRIMIDONE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 77 230
MIRTAZAPINE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 52
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

79 140
KETOCONAZOLE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

80 159
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 104
PATADAY 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

82 311
MUPIROCIN* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

83 191
SYMBICORT 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

84 145
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

85 129
LOPERAMIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

86 219
NIFEDICAL XL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

87 215
VERAPAMIL ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 87 180
AMMONIUM LACTATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

89 213
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 90 199
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

91 296
NIFEDIPINE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 92 178
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

93 348
VIREAD 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 93 287
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A 95 147
ZETIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

95 125
CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

97 114
SUCRALFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

97 184
MEGESTROL ACETATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

97 297
BACLOFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

100 58
FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 100 32
RESTASIS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 100 369
FLOVENT HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 100 181
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.