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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,390Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

$1.69M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

808 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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

6% of this provider’s 485 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

40% of this provider’s 808 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 808 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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

$1.39M

2014

$1.56M

2015

$1.69M

2016

Number of Claims

25,086

2014

27,821

2015

30,390

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 1,695

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

748

prescriptions.

236

patients, 29% of all patients

O 1 4
LISINOPRIL 1,421

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

770

prescriptions.

251

patients, 31% of all patients

2 2
SIMVASTATIN 994

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

184

patients, 23% of all patients

3 6
FUROSEMIDE 801

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

134

patients, 17% of all patients

4 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 761

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

151

patients, 19% of all patients

5 8
OMEPRAZOLE 758

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

157

patients, 19% of all patients

6 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 741

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

7 3
GABAPENTIN 721

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

143

patients, 18% of all patients

8 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 704

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

141

patients, 17% of all patients

9 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 649

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

10 11
METFORMIN HCL 605

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

11 7
ALPRAZOLAM 601

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

12 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 447

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

13 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 400

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

14 16
VENTOLIN HFA 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

124

patients, 15% of all patients

15 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

16 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

17 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

18 14
CLOPIDOGREL 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

19 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

20 15
CARVEDILOL 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

21 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

22 23
ALLOPURINOL 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

23 29
FAMOTIDINE* 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

24 81
IBUPROFEN 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

25 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

26 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

27 20
MIRTAZAPINE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

28 61
PROAIR HFA 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

29 46
MELOXICAM 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

30 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

31 56
NAPROXEN 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

32 80
HYDRALAZINE HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

33 75
RANITIDINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

34 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

35 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

35 41
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

139

patients, 17% of all patients

37 84
GLIMEPIRIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

38 40
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

39 70
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

40 110
QVAR 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

41 172
SERTRALINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

42 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

43 27
SYMBICORT 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

44 72
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 98
CLONAZEPAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

46 45
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

46 117
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

48 39
SPIRIVA 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

49 67
TRAMADOL HCL 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

O 50 18
DIAZEPAM 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

51 58
XARELTO 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

52 93
GLIPIZIDE 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

53 52
DULOXETINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

54 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 43
LORAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

56 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

57 68
LYRICA 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

58 63
CEFUROXIME 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

A 59 186
LEVETIRACETAM 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 94
NOVOLOG 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

61 138
FENOFIBRATE* 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

62 105
AMOXICILLIN 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

A 63 102
ATENOLOL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 17
LOVASTATIN 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

65 38
PREDNISONE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

66 34
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

67 54
AMITIZA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

68 202
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 68 59
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

A 70 126
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

71 127
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

A 71 71
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

71 73
LANTUS 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

74 86
JANUVIA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

75 66
TRAZODONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

76 31
MECLIZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

77 154
CEPHALEXIN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

A 78 79
PAROXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

79 74
PRIMIDONE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 197
BUSPIRONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

81 113
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

82 25
DIGOXIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 128
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

84 91
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

85 65
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

86 108
FENTANYL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 O 87 62
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

88 89
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

89 140
ELIQUIS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

90 114
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

90 222
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 90 50
FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

93 47
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 1% of all patients

94 82
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

94 42
BACLOFEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

96 78
NIFEDIPINE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

96 107
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 98 101
ZETIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

98 97
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

98 51
CLONIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

101 83
DILTIAZEM HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

101 229
INVOKANA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 103 194
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 104 123
HUMALOG 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

104 176
MEMANTINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

106 100
OXYCODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 O 107 64
SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

107 69
NITROSTAT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

107 233
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 110 210
GEMFIBROZIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

110 116
VERAPAMIL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 110 136
NYSTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

110 118
LEVEMIR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

114 143
ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 114 96
TOPIRAMATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 114 134
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 114 207
DICYCLOMINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

118 169
FLUCONAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

118 147
SOTALOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 118 377
HEPARIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 118 364
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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.