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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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14,053Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

$774K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

847 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

15% of this provider’s 847 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 847 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$551K

2014

$640K

2015

$774K

2016

Number of Claims

10,162

2014

12,418

2015

14,053

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 671

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

148

patients, 17% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 649

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

153

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 536

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

126

patients, 15% of all patients

3 4
SIMVASTATIN 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

4 6
GABAPENTIN 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

5 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

O 6 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

7 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

8 3
METFORMIN HCL 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

9 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

10 23
METFORMIN HCL ER 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

11 37
FUROSEMIDE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

12 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

13 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

14 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

15 13
TRAZODONE HCL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

16 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

17 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

18 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

19 19
RANITIDINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

20 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

20 17
MELOXICAM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

22 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

23 49
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

24 60
FLUOXETINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

25 32
SERTRALINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

26 21
ALLOPURINOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

27 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

28 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

29 33
ATENOLOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

30 16
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

31 55
CARVEDILOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

32 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

32 50
TRAMADOL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O 34 26
TIZANIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

35 57
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

36 61
LOVASTATIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

36 25
CLOPIDOGREL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

38 36
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

39 51
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

40 54
LYRICA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 41 80
MEMANTINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

41 111
ESTRADIOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

43 97
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 87
IBUPROFEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

44 69
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

46 14
VENTOLIN HFA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 48
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

48 113
NAPROXEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

48 74
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

48 24
PAROXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

48 70
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

52 89
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 53
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 56
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 39
MIRTAZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 52
ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 92
GLIPIZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

56 41
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

59 75
PROAIR HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

59 46
LANTUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 61 62
ROPINIROLE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 62 95
PREDNISONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

63 38
SPIRONOLACTONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

63 59
FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

65 258
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

65 114
FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 67 63
NIFEDIPINE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 178
CHLORTHALIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 93
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 70 293
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 May 19, 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.