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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,350Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 37 providers in this state and specialty

$397K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 37 providers in this state and specialty

435 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% 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

8% of this provider’s 421 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 8%.

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Antibiotics

23% of this provider’s 435 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

42% of this provider’s 435 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$30 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$301K

2014

$391K

2015

$397K

2016

Number of Claims

10,760

2014

12,209

2015

13,350

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 947

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

933

prescriptions.

94

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
SERTRALINE HCL 505

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

2 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 492

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

3 6
FUROSEMIDE 481

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
LISINOPRIL 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

5 3
MIRTAZAPINE 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

6 24
OMEPRAZOLE 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

7 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

8 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

9 14
GABAPENTIN 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

11 5
TRAMADOL HCL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

87

patients, 20% of all patients

O 12 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

13 13
TRAZODONE HCL 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

13 28
SIMVASTATIN 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

15 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

16 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

17 31
CARVEDILOL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

18 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

O 19 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

20 19
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

21 53
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

22 27
METFORMIN HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

23 12
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

24 37
DULOXETINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

24 36
CLOPIDOGREL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

26 21
RISPERIDONE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 26 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

28 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 29 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

30 15
FAMOTIDINE* 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

30 47
HYDRALAZINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

32 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

33 20
MEMANTINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11 34 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11 35 43
GLIPIZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 53
NYSTATIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

37 90
BUSPIRONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 38 105
LOVASTATIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 39 76
XARELTO 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 40 64
FENTANYL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

O 41 48
MELOXICAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 41 62
ATENOLOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

43 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 44 26
LORAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

45 32
ALLOPURINOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 46 41
PREDNISONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

47 39
RANITIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 47 38
ROPINIROLE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 49 94
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 50 109
LEVETIRACETAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 51 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 52 102
GALANTAMINE HBR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 53 183
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 54 226
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 55 179
CLONAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

55 50
SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 57 49
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 58 57
ALPRAZOLAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

59 18
AMIODARONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 60 106
OXYCODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

O 60 72
NAMENDA XR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 62 35
SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

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 Dec. 8, 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.