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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Medical Oncology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,317Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 274 providers in this state and specialty

$945K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 274 providers in this state and specialty

452 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

9% of this provider’s 392 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

41% of this provider’s 452 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 452 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 28%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $1105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 6.


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

$898K

2014

$950K

2015

$945K

2016

Number of Claims

17,281

2014

17,702

2015

17,317

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 772

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

667

prescriptions.

116

patients, 26% of all patients

1 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 667

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 612

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

86

patients, 19% of all patients

3 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 611

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

96

patients, 21% of all patients

4 15
OMEPRAZOLE 603

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

108

patients, 24% of all patients

5 6
LISINOPRIL 591

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

102

patients, 23% of all patients

6 14
FUROSEMIDE 519

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

85

patients, 19% of all patients

7 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

76

patients, 17% of all patients

8 24
GABAPENTIN 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

80

patients, 18% of all patients

9 9
SIMVASTATIN 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

86

patients, 19% of all patients

10 21
METFORMIN HCL 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

11 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

O 12 2
TAMSULOSIN HCL 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

13 31
SERTRALINE HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

14 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

15 34
ATENOLOL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

16 39
CARVEDILOL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

17 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

18 41
MIRTAZAPINE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

19 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

20 46
GLIPIZIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

21 47
TRAZODONE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

22 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

23 38
METFORMIN HCL ER 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

24 55
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 25 57
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

26 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

27 58
LANTUS 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

28 60
CITALOPRAM HBR 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

29 47
CLOPIDOGREL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

30 62
ALLOPURINOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

31 47
HYDRALAZINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

32 65
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

33 52
ALPRAZOLAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

34 26
PREDNISONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

35 5
TRAMADOL HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

O 36 50
RISPERIDONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

P 37 70
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

38 71
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 51
IBUPROFEN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

39 72
FLUOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

41 73
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 74
CLONAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 43 75
AZITHROMYCIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

A 43 75
RANITIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

45 77
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 78
BACLOFEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 47 79
PROAIR HFA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

48 80
OXYCODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 49 27
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

50 81
HUMALOG 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

51 82
MEMANTINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 52 83
LEVETIRACETAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

53 86
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

53 86
NAPROXEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

53 86
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 56 89
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

A 57 90
GLIMEPIRIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 57 90
NOVOLOG 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

59 92
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 59 92
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

61 94
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

62 95
FINASTERIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 63 98
ROPINIROLE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 98
CEPHALEXIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

A 63 98
ONDANSETRON HCL* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

66 23
XARELTO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 66 42
SPIRIVA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

68 101
ELIQUIS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 68 101
VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

70 103
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

70 103
FENTANYL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 O 72 53
DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 73 106
SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

74 112
MELOXICAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 74 67
RENVELA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 74 112
FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 77 117
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 May 3, 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.