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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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8,774Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 97 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

$474K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 139 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

363 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

26% of this provider’s 363 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 363 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$445K

2014

$426K

2015

$474K

2016

Number of Claims

8,406

2014

8,262

2015

8,774

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 481

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

83

patients, 23% of all patients

1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 420

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

91

patients, 25% of all patients

2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 313

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

76

patients, 21% of all patients

3 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

67

patients, 18% of all patients

4 9
METFORMIN HCL 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

5 7
LISINOPRIL 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

62

patients, 17% of all patients

6 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

7 5
SIMVASTATIN 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

8 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

9 10
GABAPENTIN 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

10 11
FUROSEMIDE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

11 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

12 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

13 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

O 14 8
TRAZODONE HCL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

15 18
ATENOLOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

16 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

17 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

18 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

19 40
RANITIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

20 27
JANUVIA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

21 96
SERTRALINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

22 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

23 22
MIRTAZAPINE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

23 52
LOVASTATIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

25 25
PREDNISONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

25 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

25 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

28 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

29 19
SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

30 59
CRESTOR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

31 68
LANTUS 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 32 62
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

33 75
DULOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 34 44
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

35 51
FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 32
ALLOPURINOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

37 29
ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 37 92
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

39 23
CARVEDILOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 40 34
LORAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

41 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

41 54
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 41 56
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 Dec. 14, 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.