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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,432Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 532

$888K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 532

1,691 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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 1,577 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

2% of this provider’s 1,691 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

5% of this provider’s 1,577 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Opioids

1% of this provider’s 1,691 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $90 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 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

$442K

2012

$696K

2013

$699K

2014

$888K

2015

Number of Claims

5,905

2012

9,453

2013

10,446

2014

13,432

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,619

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

1,500

prescriptions.

425

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

1,131

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,051

prescriptions.

359

patients, 21% of all patients

2 5
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

730

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

690

prescriptions.

245

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

620

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

206

patients, 12% of all patients

4 8
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

584

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

192

patients, 11% of all patients

5 9
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

578

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

199

patients, 12% of all patients

6 2
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

540

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

159

patients, 9% of all patients

7 12
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

531

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

163

patients, 10% of all patients

8 4
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

491

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

161

patients, 10% of all patients

9 7
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

94

patients, 6% of all patients

10 13
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

346

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

110

patients, 7% of all patients

11 14
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

329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

108

patients, 6% of all patients

12 6
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

329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

124

patients, 7% of all patients

12 10
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

315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

99

patients, 6% of all patients

14 21
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

292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

90

patients, 5% of all patients

15 11
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

57

patients, 3% of all patients

16 25
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

17 23
TOPROL XL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain), and lowers the risk of repeated heart attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

18 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

19 27
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

20 22
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

21 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

22 49
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

23 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

24 17
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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

25 18
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

26 28
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

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

27 16
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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

28 24
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

29 54
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

R 29 35
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

31 20
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

32 34
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

33 47
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

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

70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

34 83
DIGITEK

Treats congestive heart fai... +

Treats congestive heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

R 35 68
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

Digox (digoxin) is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

R 36 56
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

37 33
CARTIA XT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

37 29
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

39 26
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

40 36
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

41 60
MIDODRINE HCL

Midodrine hydrochloride tab... +

Midodrine hydrochloride tablets are indicated for the treatment of symptomatic orthostatic hypotension. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

42 77
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 June 28, 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.