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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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12,900Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 102 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

$746K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 228 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

711 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

14% of this provider’s 711 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 711 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$862K

2014

$776K

2015

$746K

2016

Number of Claims

14,075

2014

12,294

2015

12,900

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 545

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

116

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 483

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

128

patients, 18% of all patients

O 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

3 5
ALPRAZOLAM 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

4 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
LISINOPRIL 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

6 2
METFORMIN HCL 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

7 7
GABAPENTIN 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

8 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

9 11
SIMVASTATIN 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

10 6
CLOPIDOGREL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

11 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

12 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

13 12
FUROSEMIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

14 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

15 23
CARVEDILOL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

15 24
ALLOPURINOL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

17 29
MELOXICAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

18 32
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

19 112
SERTRALINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

20 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

20 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

22 8
IBUPROFEN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

23 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

24 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

25 25
CLONIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

26 83
CARTIA XT 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

27 204
ATENOLOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

28 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

29 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

30 16
RANITIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

31 28
FENOFIBRATE* 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 141
TRAMADOL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

O 33 18
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

34 158
CITALOPRAM HBR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

35 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

36 15
ROPINIROLE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

37 96
LORAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

38 33
GLIMEPIRIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

39 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 42
VENTOLIN HFA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

41 37
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O 42 50
PROAIR HFA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

43 46
TRAZODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

44 31
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 70
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 56
DULOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 35
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 54
FINASTERIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

48 77
LOVASTATIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 38
ZETIA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 97
SYNTHROID 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

51 53
PREDNISONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

53 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 48
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 101
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

55 39
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 210
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

A 57 71
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

59 14
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 110
LAMOTRIGINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 60 164
GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

60 52
RISPERIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 P 63 95
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. 20, 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.