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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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11,925Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 134 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

379 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
36% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

16% of this provider’s 136 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

19% of this provider’s 379 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

54% of this provider’s 379 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$113 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$1.44M

2014

$1.63M

2015

$1.35M

2016

Number of Claims

18,701

2014

18,535

2015

11,925

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
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

103

patients, 27% of all patients

O 1 57
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

89

patients, 23% of all patients

O 2 60
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

90

patients, 24% of all patients

3 39
FAMOTIDINE* 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

83

patients, 22% of all patients

4 81
GABAPENTIN 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

73

patients, 19% of all patients

5 10
SIMVASTATIN 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

6 6
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

7 49
METFORMIN HCL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

8 7
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

9 65
NAPROXEN SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

81

patients, 21% of all patients

10 180
CLOPIDOGREL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

11 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

12 12
OMEPRAZOLE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

13 5
ZETIA 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

14 97
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

15 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

16 8
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

17 76
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

18 101
TAMSULOSIN HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

19 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

20 22
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

21 207
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

21 16
SYMBICORT 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

23 72
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

23 73
SULFASALAZINE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

71

patients, 19% of all patients

25 354
QUINAPRIL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

26 166
ATENOLOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

27 17
DULOXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

28 35
FUROSEMIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

29 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

30 1
BUPROPION XL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 39

patients, 10% of all patients

31 109
LINZESS 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

32 189
ALLOPURINOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

33 29
CLONIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

34 83
BUSPIRONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

35 113
JANUVIA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

36 66
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 37 303
RANITIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

38 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

38 56
VENTOLIN HFA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

40 37
ARIPIPRAZOLE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

P 41 146
MEMANTINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

41 100
TOPIRAMATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

43 134
DONEPEZIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

44 41
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

45 158
MIRTAZAPINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

46 61
FINASTERIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

47 77
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

47 11
LIDOCAINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

49 85
LANTUS 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

49 86
RISPERIDONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 51 95
LYRICA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 5% of all patients

52 63
LATUDA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 5% of all patients

P 53 300
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 P 53 59
INVOKANA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

55 194
LISINOPRIL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

56 2
METHADONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 57 87
CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 5% of all patients

58 129
CILOSTAZOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

59 224
TRAZODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

60 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

61 51
LAMOTRIGINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

62 164
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

63 75
SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

63 67
IBUPROFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 5% of all patients

65 36
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

66 117
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 Dec. 20, 2012.
  • 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.