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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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14,674Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

$667K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 48 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

449 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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

7% of this provider’s 403 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

26% of this provider’s 449 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 449 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

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$647K

2014

$743K

2015

$667K

2016

Number of Claims

15,569

2014

15,614

2015

14,674

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
FUROSEMIDE 790

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

759

prescriptions.

85

patients, 19% of all patients

1 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 737

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

700

prescriptions.

89

patients, 20% of all patients

2 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 687

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

95

patients, 21% of all patients

3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

89

patients, 20% of all patients

4 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 433

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

5 17
LISINOPRIL 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

6 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

7 3
SERTRALINE HCL 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

8 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

9 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

O 10 8
RANITIDINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

11 27
LANTUS 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

12 62
GABAPENTIN 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

13 11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

14 53
LOVASTATIN 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

15 25
LORAZEPAM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

16 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

17 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

18 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

19 5
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

20 54
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

21 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

22 10
SIMVASTATIN 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

23 6
METFORMIN HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

24 7
ALLOPURINOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

25 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

25 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

27 50
NAMENDA XR 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

28 128
TRAZODONE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

29 18
PREDNISONE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

30 38
CLONAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

31 42
CARVEDILOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

32 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

33 33
OXYCODONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 34 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

34 19
ROPINIROLE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 36 95
RISPERIDONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 37 65
FENTANYL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 O 38 67
MIRTAZAPINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

38 52
CLOPIDOGREL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

40 36
FAMOTIDINE* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 41 90
ATENOLOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

42 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 P 43 47
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

44 24
FLUOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 32
LIDOCAINE HCL* 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 173
SPIRONOLACTONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 59
TRAMADOL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O 48 26
DULOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 49 44
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

49 245
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

51 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

52 39
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

52 206
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

54 149
LAMOTRIGINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 55 91
PAROXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 56 70
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 57 60
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 57 73
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

59 40
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 60 112
GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 61 41
ALPRAZOLAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

61 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

63 35
SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 64 81
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

A 65 121
LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 66 80
GLIMEPIRIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 67 49
HUMALOG 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 68 127
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 Nov. 27, 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.