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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,913Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 259

$788K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 259

379 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

27% of this provider’s 379 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

22% of this provider’s 258 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Opioids

50% 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 20%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $229 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$444K

2012

$670K

2013

$706K

2014

$788K

2015

Number of Claims

10,623

2012

14,497

2013

14,899

2014

14,913

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

896

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

155

patients, 41% of all patients

O 1 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

603

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

97

patients, 26% of all patients

2 14
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

489

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

83

patients, 22% of all patients

3 8
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

472

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

101

patients, 27% of all patients

4 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

76

patients, 20% of all patients

5 2
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

77

patients, 20% of all patients

6 85
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

74

patients, 20% of all patients

7 6
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

8 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

9 39
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

10 17
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

11 4
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

Enalapril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

12 78
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

Hydralazine is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

13 52
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

14 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

15 21
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

15 12
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

17 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

18 3
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

18 23
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

20 67
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

Treats pain and stiffness of muscle spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

R 21 204
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

22 50
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

23 166
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

O 23 114
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

25 92
GLYBURIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

R 25 231
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

27 98
MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

28 51
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

29 189
SPIRIVA

Prevents the symptoms of br... +

Prevents the symptoms of bronchospasm caused by emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

30 125
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

Treats mild to moderate pain and help relieve symptoms of arthritis (e. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

31 153
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

32 37
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

33 195
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

34 100
PRAZOSIN HCL

Prazosin is used alone or i... +

Prazosin is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

34 287
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

36 22
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

37 186
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER

Tolterodine is used treat o... +

Tolterodine is used treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination) to relieve urinary difficulties, including frequent urination and inability to control urination. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

38 293
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

39 24
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

39 18
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

72

patients, 19% of all patients

A 41 61
NADOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

42 300
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

43 40
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

43 65
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

45 72
ADVAIR DISKUS

Prevents symptoms of asthma... +

Prevents symptoms of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

46 88
MECLIZINE HCL

Meclizine is used to preven... +

Meclizine is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

47 257
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

47 84
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 49 29
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

50 159
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 51 33
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

52 96
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

R 53 73
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 53 188
GLIPIZIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

55 111
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

56 274
DICLOFENAC SODIUM-MISOPROSTOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

57 362
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

57 253
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 O 57 25
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

57 10
TOPROL XL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain), and lowers the risk of repeated heart attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

61 137
VERAPAMIL ER PM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 10 61 377
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

Treats erosive esophagitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 63 388
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 63 16
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

Used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults, and to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

63 388
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

66 82
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 23, 2017.
  • 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.