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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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7,098Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 655 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

$538K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 543 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

436 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

39% of this provider’s 436 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 436 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

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$457K

2014

$494K

2015

$538K

2016

Number of Claims

5,932

2014

6,531

2015

7,098

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 657

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

107

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL 427

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

68

patients, 16% of all patients

2 7
SIMVASTATIN 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

3 6
LISINOPRIL 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

5 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

6 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

7 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

O 8 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

9 12
GABAPENTIN 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

10 10
ATENOLOL 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

11 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

12 8
ALPRAZOLAM 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

13 13
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

14 115
DULOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

14 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

16 14
SERTRALINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

17 21
TRAMADOL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

O 18 18
SYNTHROID 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

19 53
AZITHROMYCIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

A 20 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

21 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

22 16
GEMFIBROZIL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

23 116
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

24 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

24 22
FUROSEMIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

26 9
NAPROXEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

27 80
AMOXICILLIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

A 28 102
RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

30 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 25
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 Sept. 5, 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.