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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,909Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 259

$1.74M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 259

2,275 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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 Michigan
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 1,861 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

14% of this provider’s 2,275 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

5% of this provider’s 1,861 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$220 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $229 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

3 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$302K

2012

$1.06M

2013

$1.39M

2014

$1.74M

2015

Number of Claims

4,198

2012

7,819

2013

7,633

2014

7,909

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

Treats psoriasis, skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

921

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

774

prescriptions.

514

patients, 23% of all patients

1 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

Treats stuffy nose caused by hay fever and other allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

686

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

427

patients, 19% of all patients

2 20
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

481

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

170

patients, 7% of all patients

3 16
SELENIUM SULFIDE 464

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

276

patients, 12% of all patients

10 4 140
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

404

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

316

patients, 14% of all patients

5 79
ALCLOMETASONE DIPROPIONATE 373

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

272

patients, 12% of all patients

10 6 176
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

Used to treat serious bacterial infections in different areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

128

patients, 6% of all patients

A 7 146
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

148

patients, 7% of all patients

8 44
METHOTREXATE

Treats several kinds of can... +

Treats several kinds of cancer, including cancer of the blood, bone, lung, breast, head, or neck. Source: National Library of Medicine

239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

9 28
CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE

Topical clindamycin is used... +

Topical clindamycin is used to treat acne. Source: National Library of Medicine

211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

115

patients, 5% of all patients

A 10 169
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

86

patients, 4% of all patients

R 11 224
ECONAZOLE NITRATE

Econazole is used to treat ... +

Econazole is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. Source: National Library of Medicine

188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

124

patients, 5% of all patients

12 182
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

A 13 128
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

Treats dry, scaly skin conditions called xerosis and ichthyosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

96

patients, 4% of all patients

14 117
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

Treating infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

93

patients, 4% of all patients

A 15 90
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE

This is used on the skin or... +

This is used on the skin or in the genital area to cause numbness or loss of feeling before certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

112

patients, 5% of all patients

16 226
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

72

patients, 3% of all patients

17 102
MINOCYCLINE HCL

Minocycline is used to trea... +

Minocycline is used to treat bacterial infections including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; acne; and infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

A 18 195
TRETINOIN 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

57

patients, 3% of all patients

10 19 275
DESONIDE

Relieves the itching, dryne... +

Relieves the itching, dryness, redness, and swelling caused by skin problems such as atopic dermatitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

73

patients, 3% of all patients

20 205
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

Hydrocortisone provides relief for inflamed areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

86

patients, 4% of all patients

21 191
FLUOCINOLONE ACETONIDE* 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

56

patients, 2% of all patients

21 295
ENBREL

Treats rheumatoid arthritis... +

Treats rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and plaque psoriasis in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

23 91
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

R 24 300
LEVOFLOXACIN

Levofloxacin is used to tre... +

Levofloxacin is used to treat certain infections such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and sinus, urinary tract, kidney, prostate (a male reproductive gland), and skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

89

patients, 4% of all patients

A 24 184
VALACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes virus infecti... +

Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

53

patients, 2% of all patients

26 249
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

33

patients, 1% of all patients

27 10
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

56

patients, 2% of all patients

27 149
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

Treats skin infections caused by fungus, such as ringworm, athlete's foot, or dandruff. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

49

patients, 2% of all patients

29 315
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

30 209
FLUOCINOLONE ACETONIDE* 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

46

patients, 2% of all patients

31 333
HYDROCORTISONE BUTYRATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

32 371
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 July 8, 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.