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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,597Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 103 out of 2798

$548K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 468 out of 2798

217 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
96% 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

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

53% of this provider’s 217 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

This provider prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs 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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Opioids

38% of this provider’s 217 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

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

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

58 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$689K

2012

$677K

2013

$631K

2014

$548K

2015

Number of Claims

13,440

2012

15,928

2013

15,589

2014

12,597

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
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

662

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

67

patients, 31% of all patients

1 9
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

574

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

52

patients, 24% of all patients

O 2 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

516

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

61

patients, 28% of all patients

3 4
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

446

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

65

patients, 30% of all patients

4 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

46

patients, 21% of all patients

5 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

30

patients, 14% of all patients

O 6 2
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

59

patients, 27% of all patients

7 75
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

37

patients, 17% of all patients

8 10
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

34

patients, 16% of all patients

9 23
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

10 5
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

11 44
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

36

patients, 17% of all patients

12 69
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

34

patients, 16% of all patients

13 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

30

patients, 14% of all patients

14 8
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

15 20
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

16 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

17 11
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

18 12
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

19 6
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

20 25
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

21 31
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

P 22 90
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

23 18
GENTAMICIN SULFATE

Ophthalmic gentamicin is us... +

Ophthalmic gentamicin is used to treat certain eye infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

59

patients, 27% of all patients

A 24 237
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

54

patients, 25% of all patients

A 24 125
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

26 21
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

27 106
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

28 7
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

29 27
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

Used to help control certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

30 92
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

Treats fungus infections in the mouth, throat, and intestines. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

31 112
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

32 71
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 33 81
NOVOLIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used t... +

Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

34 327
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

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

34

patients, 16% of all patients

35 115
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

36 19
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

36 122
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

38 29
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

39 53
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 O 40 62
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 41 34
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

Treats ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause the stomach to produce too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

42 83
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by fungus. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

43 157
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

44 96
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

P 44 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 44 13
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 47 121
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 48 42
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 49 118
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

38

patients, 18% of all patients

A 49 101
HUMULIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used t... +

Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 51 417
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 P 51 133
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

Treats muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury or disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 53 85
KIONEX 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 53 425
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

Hydralazine is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 55 79
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 56 104
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

Helps control blood sugar levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 57 143
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

58 77
MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

58 46
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 60 178
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

61 149
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 Nov. 13, 2014.
  • 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.