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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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12,662Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 112 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

$905K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 119 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

678 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

24% of this provider’s 678 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 678 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$723K

2014

$813K

2015

$905K

2016

Number of Claims

9,947

2014

11,525

2015

12,662

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 897

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

136

patients, 20% of all patients

O 1 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 626

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

113

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 504

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

4 8
LISINOPRIL 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

5 2
METFORMIN HCL 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

6 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

7 14
SIMVASTATIN 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

8 6
GABAPENTIN 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

9 10
LORAZEPAM 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

10 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

11 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

12 3
FUROSEMIDE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

13 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

14 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

15 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

16 19
ALPRAZOLAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

17 13
CARVEDILOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

18 24
SERTRALINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

19 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

20 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

21 15
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

22 54
LOVASTATIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

23 38
TRAMADOL HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 24 18
PROAIR HFA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

25 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

26 22
ATENOLOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

27 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

28 12
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

29 73
CLONIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

30 83
PAROXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

30 74
LANTUS 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 86
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

33 91
TAMSULOSIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

34 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

34 48
IBUPROFEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 36
AMOXICILLIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

A 37 102
CEPHALEXIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A 38 79
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

39 70
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

39 117
LYRICA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 63
TRAZODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 31
CAPTOPRIL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 349
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 222
CLOPIDOGREL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 26
VENTOLIN HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

46 37
ZETIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 97
ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 29
TEMAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 49 131
NAPROXEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

49 80
FAMOTIDINE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 51 81
RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 28
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 108
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 42
NOVOLOG 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 138
GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 52
CLONAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 47
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 Feb. 7, 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.