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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,452Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

$1.58M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

355 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

5% of this provider’s 283 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

68% of this provider’s 355 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 355 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

63 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

$1.03M

2014

$1.3M

2015

$1.58M

2016

Number of Claims

18,056

2014

20,257

2015

22,452

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
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 684

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

83

patients, 23% of all patients

1 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 631

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

87

patients, 25% of all patients

2 1
METFORMIN HCL 617

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

78

patients, 22% of all patients

3 7
SIMVASTATIN 598

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

69

patients, 19% of all patients

4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 527

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

80

patients, 23% of all patients

5 5
ATENOLOL 500

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

57

patients, 16% of all patients

6 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

7 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

8 51
LISINOPRIL 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

70

patients, 20% of all patients

9 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

10 3
GLIMEPIRIDE 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

11 40
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

67

patients, 19% of all patients

O 12 4
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

83

patients, 23% of all patients

13 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

14 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

15 20
FUROSEMIDE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

16 9
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

17 39
ALLOPURINOL 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

18 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

19 16
RANITIDINE HCL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

20 28
TRADJENTA 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

21 156
VENTOLIN HFA 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

59

patients, 17% of all patients

22 37
IBUPROFEN 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

23 36
CARVEDILOL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

24 24
VOLTAREN 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

25 145
CRESTOR 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

26 129
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

27 56
ZETIA 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

28 97
CLOPIDOGREL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

29 26
TRAMADOL HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

O 30 18
AZITHROMYCIN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

112

patients, 32% of all patients

A 31 44
LYRICA 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

32 63
ADVAIR DISKUS 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

33 68
FENOFIBRATE* 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

34 132
JANUVIA 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

35 66
SPIRIVA 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

36 67
PROAIR HFA 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

37 46
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

38 42
ALPRAZOLAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

39 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

40 19
VALSARTAN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

40 162
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

42 30
BUMETANIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

43 90
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

44 15
SERTRALINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

45 21
LINZESS 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

46 189
BENICAR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

46 253
WARFARIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

<11 48 23
LORAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

49 33
NEXIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

50 183
HYDRALAZINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

51 75
AMITIZA 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

52 202
FINASTERIDE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

53 77
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

67

patients, 19% of all patients

54 84
FLUOCINONIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

55 260
GLIPIZIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

55 52
NAMENDA XR 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

57 88
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

58 14
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

58 308
FENOFIBRATE* 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

60 105
MECLIZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

61 154
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

62 49
GABAPENTIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

62 10
SYMBICORT 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

64 72
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

65

patients, 18% of all patients

A 65 71
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

65 48
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

67 153
AMOXICILLIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

A 68 102
LIDOCAINE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

69 85
DONEPEZIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 69 41
LIVALO 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 69 387
CELECOXIB 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

72 120
GEMFIBROZIL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 72 116
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 74 25
MEMANTINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 74 100
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 74 207
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

77 151
LEVOFLOXACIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

A 77 104
SINGLE USE SWAB 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

79 198
CEPHALEXIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

A 80 79
AMMONIUM LACTATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

81 188
DEXILANT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 82 282
MELOXICAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 82 32
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 84 112
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

84 161
FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 86 141
METHIMAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 87 403
INVOKANA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 88 194
LIDOCAINE HCL* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

88 264
LEVETIRACETAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 88 94
CITALOPRAM HBR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 91 27
PROMETHAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

92 125
LOVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 93 38
CLONIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 94 83
MUPIROCIN* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

94 205
CLONAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 96 45
KETOCONAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

97 181
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

97 91
BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 99 78
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

99 70
METFORMIN HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 101 55
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

102 73
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 May 5, 2013.
  • 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.