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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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8,201Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 462 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

$434K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 795 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

501 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

6% 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

24% of this provider’s 501 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 501 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$462K

2014

$454K

2015

$434K

2016

Number of Claims

8,290

2014

8,149

2015

8,201

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 422

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 404

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

113

patients, 23% of all patients

2 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 298

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

94

patients, 19% of all patients

3 14
METFORMIN HCL 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

5 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

6 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

7 3
SIMVASTATIN 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

8 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

9 8
FUROSEMIDE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

10 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

11 30
GABAPENTIN 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

12 10
ATENOLOL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

13 17
RANITIDINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

14 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

15 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

O 16 4
PAROXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

17 74
CITALOPRAM HBR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

18 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

19 11
TRAZODONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

20 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

21 16
HYDRALAZINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

22 75
TRAMADOL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

O 23 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

24 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

24 20
ALPRAZOLAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

26 13
TEMAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

27 131
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

28 22
TERAZOSIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

29 133
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

30 12
ALLOPURINOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

31 29
LORAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

32 33
FINASTERIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 77
SERTRALINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 21
OXAPROZIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 35 426
PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

36 34
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 76
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

38 25
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 Aug. 6, 2012.
  • 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.