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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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7,329Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 181 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

$483K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 134 out of 2167 providers in this state and specialty

310 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

35% of this provider’s 310 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 310 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

$66 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

$513K

2014

$545K

2015

$483K

2016

Number of Claims

6,871

2014

7,327

2015

7,329

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
LISINOPRIL 382

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

81

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 278

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

O 2 8
SIMVASTATIN 271

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

54

patients, 17% of all patients

3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

57

patients, 18% of all patients

4 5
RAMIPRIL 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

5 116
METFORMIN HCL 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

6 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

7 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

8 3
OXYCODONE HCL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

O 9 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

10 9
OMEPRAZOLE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

11 4
BYSTOLIC 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

12 204
ALLOPURINOL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

13 29
CRESTOR 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

14 68
ATENOLOL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

15 16
TRAZODONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

16 18
GABAPENTIN 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

16 11
LEVOFLOXACIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

68

patients, 22% of all patients

A 18 151
FUROSEMIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

19 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

20 33
ALPRAZOLAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

21 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

22 15
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

O 23 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 P 23 47
DIAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

23 79
MUPIROCIN* 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

26 191
ADVAIR DISKUS 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

26 92
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

26 55
SPIRIVA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

26 81
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

30 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

31 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

32 13
ATROVENT HFA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

32 330
SERTRALINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

34 21
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

34 166
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

36 24
CHLORTHALIDONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

37 93
FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 37 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

39 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

40 35
TRAMADOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 O 41 26
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 Jan. 4, 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.