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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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8,757Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 99 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

154 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
36% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% 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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

17 of this provider’s 56 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

21% of this provider’s 154 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 154 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

$116 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

57 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

$794K

2014

$1.05M

2015

$1.01M

2016

Number of Claims

9,626

2014

10,589

2015

8,757

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
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 658

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

68

patients, 44% of all patients

1 53
OMEPRAZOLE 472

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

46

patients, 30% of all patients

2 4
SYNTHROID 353

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

33

patients, 21% of all patients

3 85
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 315

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 20% of all patients

4 3
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 14% of all patients

5 73
RISPERIDONE 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

P 6 65
LAMOTRIGINE 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 11% of all patients

7 91
CLOZAPINE 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P 8 142
LISINOPRIL 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

22

patients, 14% of all patients

9 1
OLANZAPINE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 10% of all patients

P 10 76
TRAMADOL HCL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 14% of all patients

O 11 26
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 13% of all patients

11 61
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 14% of all patients

13 160
CARBAMAZEPINE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 10% of all patients

14 169
LEVETIRACETAM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 15 101
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 14% of all patients

O 16 8
RALOXIFENE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

17 170
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

18 140
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 P 18 47
CLONAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 20 42
METFORMIN HCL ER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 21 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 10% of all patients

22 24
BUDESONIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 10% of all patients

23 254
OXCARBAZEPINE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 24 201
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

25 19
FINASTERIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 26 63
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 27 150
SUCRALFATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 28 184
VIMPAT 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 29 222
CITALOPRAM HBR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 30 22
LITHIUM CARBONATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 31 194
PAROXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 32 70
BACLOFEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 33 58
PROPRANOLOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 34 134
LACTULOSE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 35 161
LORAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 36 28
LEVOCARNITINE* 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 37 218
NAPROXEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 37 74
BUSPIRONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 39 82
MIDAZOLAM HCL* 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

24

patients, 16% of all patients

40 345
HALOPERIDOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 41 183
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 13% of all patients

42 198
ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 43 286
HYDROXYZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 43 246
ENBREL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 43 352
ARIPIPRAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 P 46 143
PROLIA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

30

patients, 19% of all patients

47 271
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.