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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,708Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 98 out of 2798

$841K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 137 out of 2798

1,003 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% 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

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

16% of this provider’s 1,003 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

7% of this provider’s 860 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 1,003 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% 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 $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$383K

2012

$683K

2013

$739K

2014

$841K

2015

Number of Claims

6,802

2012

11,950

2013

12,080

2014

12,708

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
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

681

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

213

patients, 21% of all patients

1 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

667

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

190

patients, 19% of all patients

O 2 2
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

633

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

193

patients, 19% of all patients

3 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

623

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

173

patients, 17% of all patients

4 3
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

469

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

147

patients, 15% of all patients

5 8
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

448

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

127

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
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

419

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

117

patients, 12% of all patients

7 4
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

359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

122

patients, 12% of all patients

8 6
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

9 10
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

322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

109

patients, 11% of all patients

10 11
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

11 16
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

249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

12 29
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

216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

13 13
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

14 51
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

15 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

16 14
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

16 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

18 24
GLIPIZIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

19 52
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

20 20
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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

21 21
ADVAIR DISKUS

Prevents symptoms of asthma... +

Prevents symptoms of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

22 61
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

O 23 17
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

24 45
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

25 79
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

26 102
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

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

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

27 15
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

28 31
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

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

29 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

R 30 41
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

31 138
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

32 26
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

33 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

34 22
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

35 64
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

36 23
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

37 84
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

37 27
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

39 30
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

40 28
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

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

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

40 91
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

42 34
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

42 25
SPIRIVA

Prevents the symptoms of br... +

Prevents the symptoms of bronchospasm caused by emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 56
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

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

45 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

46 19
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

47 105
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

48 33
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

O 49 55
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

50 47
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

Ciprofloxacin is used to treat or prevent certain infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

A 51 66
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A 51 39
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 9, 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.