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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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13,520Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 78 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

$674K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 308 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

679 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

8% of this provider’s 391 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

21% of this provider’s 679 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

42% of this provider’s 679 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$869K

2014

$884K

2015

$674K

2016

Number of Claims

14,898

2014

15,868

2015

13,520

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 751

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

173

patients, 25% of all patients

O 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 488

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

3 2
FUROSEMIDE 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

4 9
OMEPRAZOLE 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

5 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

6 16
SERTRALINE HCL 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

7 21
METFORMIN HCL 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

8 7
SIMVASTATIN 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

9 6
FENTANYL 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O 10 62
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

11 1
GABAPENTIN 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

11 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

13 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

O 13 50
ALPRAZOLAM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

15 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

16 8
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

17 73
CITALOPRAM HBR 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

18 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

18 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

20 14
TRAMADOL HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

O 21 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 22 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

23 30
RANITIDINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

24 28
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 25 60
TRAZODONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

26 31
PREDNISONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

27 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

27 15
CLONAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

29 45
CARVEDILOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

30 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 43
CLOPIDOGREL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

31 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 56
ATENOLOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

33 17
BACLOFEN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

33 78
ROPINIROLE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

36 96
METHADONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 37 87
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 89
LORAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

37 33
FAMOTIDINE* 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 81
FLUOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 47
ALLOPURINOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 29
VENTOLIN HFA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

43 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 43 19
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 110
MIRTAZAPINE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 61
WARFARIN SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

47 23
LEVETIRACETAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

47 94
METOLAZONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 196
GLIPIZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 52
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 51 297
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 108
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 140
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 54 65
BUMETANIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 55 90
DIAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 58
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 54
CARBAMAZEPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 58 206
OXYCODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 59 64
DONEPEZIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 41
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 60 112
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 70
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 63 77
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 22
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 Aug. 8, 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.