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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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12,726Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 109 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

$831K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 161 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

352 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

38% of this provider’s 352 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

48% of this provider’s 352 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$692K

2014

$744K

2015

$831K

2016

Number of Claims

11,876

2014

12,035

2015

12,726

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 714

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

105

patients, 30% of all patients

O 1 4
ALPRAZOLAM 488

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

70

patients, 20% of all patients

2 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 446

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

60

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
FUROSEMIDE 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

4 9
LISINOPRIL 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

78

patients, 22% of all patients

5 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

6 1
METFORMIN HCL 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

7 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

8 20
OMEPRAZOLE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

9 5
GABAPENTIN 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

10 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

11 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

12 16
CLOPIDOGREL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

12 26
CARVEDILOL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

14 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

15 30
TRAMADOL HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

O 16 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

<11 P 17 59
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

O 18 50
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

19 43
MIRTAZAPINE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

20 61
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

21 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

22 11
GLIPIZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

23 52
AZITHROMYCIN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

81

patients, 23% of all patients

A 24 44
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

25 98
DIAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

26 58
SIMVASTATIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

27 6
SERTRALINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

27 21
PAROXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11 29 74
LEVETIRACETAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 30 94
WARFARIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

31 23
NAMENDA XR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11 32 88
MELOXICAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

33 32
FENTANYL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 O 34 62
RANITIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

35 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

35 15
VENTOLIN HFA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

37 37
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O 38 165
ATENOLOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

38 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

40 48
AMITIZA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 41 202
CLONAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 42 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 43 56
MEMANTINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 44 100
CITALOPRAM HBR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

45 27
OXYCODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O 46 64
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

47 12
PREDNISONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

47 34
VESICARE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 47 184
CARISOPRODOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 50 195
DONEPEZIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 51 41
MORPHINE SULFATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O 52 150
FAMOTIDINE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 52 81
TEMAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 54 131
ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

55 68
IBUPROFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

56 36
TOPIRAMATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 57 134
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

58 25
RISPERIDONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 P 59 95
CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 59 83
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

59 89
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

A 62 71
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 May 25, 2011.
  • 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.