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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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14,515Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 60 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

$676K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 303 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

362 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
35% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

54% of this provider’s 362 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

87% of this provider’s 362 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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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

$842K

2014

$848K

2015

$676K

2016

Number of Claims

15,237

2014

15,020

2015

14,515

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,095

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

735

prescriptions.

262

patients, 72% of all patients

O 1 4
PROMETHAZINE HCL 1,156

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

105

patients, 29% of all patients

10 2 125
ALPRAZOLAM 1,018

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

122

patients, 34% of all patients

3 13
GABAPENTIN 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

78

patients, 22% of all patients

4 10
LISINOPRIL 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

67

patients, 19% of all patients

5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

6 8
DIAZEPAM 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

7 58
CEPHALEXIN 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

141

patients, 39% of all patients

A 8 79
OMEPRAZOLE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

9 5
METFORMIN HCL 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

10 7
RANITIDINE HCL 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

10 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

12 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

13 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

14 14
ALLOPURINOL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

15 29
PROAIR HFA 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

64

patients, 18% of all patients

16 46
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

17 65
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

18 3
GLIPIZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

19 52
VENTOLIN HFA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

20 37
IBUPROFEN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

20 36
FUROSEMIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

22 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

23 1
TRAZODONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

24 31
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

O 25 57
TIZANIDINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 7% of all patients

25 92
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

27 70
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

28 208
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

29 56
NIFEDIPINE ER 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

30 107
TRAMADOL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

O 31 18
CLONAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

32 45
BACLOFEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

32 78
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

34 49
CLOPIDOGREL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

35 26
OXYCODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

O 36 64
FLUCONAZOLE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

37 147
PREDNISONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 6% of all patients

38 34
MELOXICAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

38 32
CARVEDILOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

40 24
LIDOCAINE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

40 85
SIMVASTATIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

42 6
AZITHROMYCIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

A 43 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

44 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

45 12
VALSARTAN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 46 162
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O 47 50
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

48 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

48 25
CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

50 83
SYMBICORT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

51 72
TAMSULOSIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

51 20
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

A 53 71
BUSPIRONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

54 113
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 55 151
LANTUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 56 86
DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

57 35
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

58 115
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 Oct. 26, 2016.
  • 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.