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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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14,938Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

$995K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

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

67% 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

17% of this provider’s 418 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

35% of this provider’s 525 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 525 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% 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

28 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

$862K

2014

$922K

2015

$995K

2016

Number of Claims

13,476

2014

13,882

2015

14,938

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 588

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 517

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

2 4
FUROSEMIDE 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

3 12
LISINOPRIL 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

4 1
OLANZAPINE 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

P 5 76
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

6 15
TRAZODONE HCL 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

7 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

7 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

O 9 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

P 10 47
RISPERIDONE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

P 11 65
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

12 73
CITALOPRAM HBR 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

13 22
DULOXETINE HCL 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

14 44
METFORMIN HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

15 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

16 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

17 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

18 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

19 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

20 54
CARVEDILOL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

20 34
GABAPENTIN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

22 11
SERTRALINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

23 21
SPIRONOLACTONE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

24 59
LORAZEPAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

25 28
CLOPIDOGREL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

26 36
SIMVASTATIN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

27 6
RANITIDINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 27
CLONAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

29 42
NUEDEXTA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

30 156
PREDNISONE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

31 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

32 14
OXCARBAZEPINE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 201
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 34 43
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 135
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 36 188
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 37 104
TRAMADOL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 38 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

38 32
TOPIRAMATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 110
MIRTAZAPINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 52
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

42 10
RISPERDAL CONSTA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 43 240
LAMOTRIGINE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 91
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

44 13
LANTUS 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 62
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 47 56
JANUVIA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 96
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 49 112
MELOXICAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

50 45
MYRBETRIQ 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 50 211
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 52 150
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

53 24
CLOZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 P 53 142
CELECOXIB 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 122
BACLOFEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 56 58
RISPERIDONE ODT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 P 56 321
ALLOPURINOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

58 29
OLANZAPINE ODT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 P 59 325
LYRICA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 60 80
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 33
ARIPIPRAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 P 61 143
LEVOFLOXACIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

A 61 151
DONEPEZIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 64 50
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 64 129
INCRUSE ELLIPTA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 64 338
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 67 30
NOVOLOG 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 146
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

A 68 121
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

70 149
ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 71 92
CEFUROXIME 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

A 72 167
DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 72 107
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 Oct. 14, 2008.
  • 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.