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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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17,558Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

631 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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 537 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

23% of this provider’s 631 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

39% of this provider’s 631 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$1.1M

2014

$1.02M

2015

$1.27M

2016

Number of Claims

17,619

2014

15,296

2015

17,558

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 586

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

133

patients, 21% of all patients

O 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 577

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

2 3
FUROSEMIDE 564

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

3 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 523

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

4 11
LISINOPRIL 469

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

6 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

7 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

8 1
NAMENDA XR 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

9 88
DONEPEZIL HCL 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

10 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

11 16
MIRTAZAPINE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

12 61
GABAPENTIN 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

13 10
TRAMADOL HCL 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

O 14 18
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

15 140
LORAZEPAM 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

16 33
CARVEDILOL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

17 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

18 20
OMEPRAZOLE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

19 5
LEVETIRACETAM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

20 94
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

21 12
DULOXETINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

22 35
TRAZODONE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

23 31
CLOPIDOGREL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

24 26
SIMVASTATIN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

25 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

26 43
METFORMIN HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

27 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

P 28 59
ALPRAZOLAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

29 13
SERTRALINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

30 21
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

30 89
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

30 98
LYRICA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

33 63
CLONAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

34 45
OXYCODONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 35 64
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 19
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

37 54
MEMANTINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

38 100
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

39 56
RISPERIDONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

P 39 95
CITALOPRAM HBR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

42 15
NAMZARIC 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11 43 375
JANUVIA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 66
ELIQUIS 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 114
RIVASTIGMINE* 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 218
OLANZAPINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 47 124
FINASTERIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

48 77
BACLOFEN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

49 78
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

50 30
ATENOLOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

50 17
HYDRALAZINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

50 75
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 108
VIMPAT 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 53 271
ROPINIROLE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 96
PREDNISONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 34
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 57 60
RANITIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

57 28
FAMOTIDINE* 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

59 81
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 60 57
XARELTO 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 61 93
SANTYL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

62 251
FENTANYL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 63 62
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

63 139
ADVAIR DISKUS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

65 68
PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 74
AMIODARONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 163
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 14
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

68 73
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 70 71
MORPHINE SULFATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 71 150
DIAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 58
MUPIROCIN* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 73 205
LATANOPROST 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

74 152
NOVOLOG 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

75 138
TRADJENTA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 75 156
LACTULOSE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

77 137
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 77 51
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

80 222
NYSTATIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

81 118
LINZESS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 81 189
PRIMIDONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 83 197
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 84 50
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 84 178
FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 84 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 Nov. 19, 2013.
  • 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.