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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,759Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

$1.59M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

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

72% 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

9% of this provider’s 671 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

18% of this provider’s 842 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 842 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% 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

35 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

$1.6M

2014

$1.63M

2015

$1.59M

2016

Number of Claims

29,359

2014

29,513

2015

29,759

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,077

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

930

prescriptions.

154

patients, 18% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 951

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

736

prescriptions.

140

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
FUROSEMIDE 898

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

776

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

3 9
GABAPENTIN 806

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

117

patients, 14% of all patients

4 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 786

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

133

patients, 16% of all patients

O 5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 738

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

702

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

6 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 737

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

117

patients, 14% of all patients

7 1
OMEPRAZOLE 652

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

133

patients, 16% of all patients

8 5
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 651

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

9 73
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 610

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

10 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 606

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

11 16
SERTRALINE HCL 555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

12 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 528

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

13 15
RANITIDINE HCL 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

14 28
SIMVASTATIN 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

15 6
METFORMIN HCL 427

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

16 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 416

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

17 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

18 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

19 41
WARFARIN SODIUM 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

20 23
FAMOTIDINE* 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

21 81
MIRTAZAPINE 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

21 61
CLOPIDOGREL 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

23 26
FENTANYL 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

O 24 62
PAROXETINE HCL 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

25 74
DULOXETINE HCL 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

26 35
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P 27 59
CARVEDILOL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

28 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

29 40
PREDNISONE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

30 34
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

31 123
FLUOXETINE HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

32 47
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

33 54
MEMANTINE HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

34 100
LORAZEPAM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

35 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

36 20
ALPRAZOLAM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

37 13
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

37 82
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

39 98
MELOXICAM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

40 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

41 56
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

42 14
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

43 65
ATENOLOL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

44 17
ALLOPURINOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

45 29
SPIRONOLACTONE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

46 69
OLANZAPINE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 47 124
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

48 19
TRAZODONE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

49 31
ROPINIROLE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

50 96
IBUPROFEN 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

51 36
TRAMADOL HCL 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O 51 18
LEVETIRACETAM 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 94
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

54 89
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

54 51
BUSPIRONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

56 113
SPIRIVA 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

57 67
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

58 139
ADVAIR DISKUS 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

59 68
BACLOFEN 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

60 78
RISPERIDONE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 61 95
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 207
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 101
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 64 60
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 266
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

65 22
VENTOLIN HFA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

67 37
NAMENDA XR 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 68 88
CLONAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 43
SYMBICORT 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 72
ELIQUIS 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 114
NYSTATIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

73 118
LOVASTATIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

74 38
BUPROPION XL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 75 109
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 110
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

76 30
OXYCODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 78 64
AMIODARONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 163
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

80 39
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

81 140
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

82 222
PROAIR HFA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

83 46
FINASTERIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

84 77
MORPHINE SULFATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O 84 150
TORSEMIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 86 148
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

87 117
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 87 242
JANUVIA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

87 66
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

90 49
METHADONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 O 90 87
CEFUROXIME 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

A 92 186
BENAZEPRIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

93 130
BUMETANIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 94 90
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

94 127
PHENYTOIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 96 337
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

96 48
LATANOPROST 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

96 152
VERAPAMIL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 99 136
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

99 42
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 101 108
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 102 167
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

102 115
VALSARTAN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 102 162
TERAZOSIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

105 133
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

106 99
RIVASTIGMINE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

107 218
BREO ELLIPTA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 107 237
CARBAMAZEPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 109 206
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 109 50
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 111 307
PRIMIDONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 112 197
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

112 70
ONDANSETRON HCL* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

114 179
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

A 114 102
LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 116 63
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 116 25
SUCRALFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 116 191
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 19, 2008.
  • 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.