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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,770Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 259

$605K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 64 out of 259

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

39% 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 639 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

3% of this provider’s 694 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

4% of this provider’s 639 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs *

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $229 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$465K

2012

$523K

2013

$524K

2014

$605K

2015

Number of Claims

4,934

2012

6,227

2013

6,863

2014

7,770

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
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

693

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

179

patients, 26% of all patients

1 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

629

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

147

patients, 21% of all patients

2 2
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

566

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

134

patients, 19% of all patients

3 14
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

475

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

4 9
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

429

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

5 4
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

310

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

6 23
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

262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

7 13
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

8 7
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

252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

9 6
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

10 8
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

10 18
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

12 162
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

155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

13 70
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

14 94
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

15 69
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

16 84
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

17 113
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

18 52
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

19 29
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

19 151
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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

21 31
EPLERENONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

22 307
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

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

23 58
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

74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

24 189
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

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

25 137
NIACIN ER

Lowers cholesterol and trig... +

Lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood and treats niacin deficiency (pellagra). Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

25 275
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

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

27 135
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

66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

28 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

29 76
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

30 82
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

31 15
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 32 106
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 Oct. 10, 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.