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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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6,294Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 37 providers in this state and specialty

$366K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 47 out of 37 providers in this state and specialty

590 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

11% of this provider’s 577 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

16% of this provider’s 590 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 590 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$322K

2014

$377K

2015

$366K

2016

Number of Claims

4,144

2014

5,001

2015

6,294

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
DONEPEZIL HCL 458

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

137

patients, 23% of all patients

1 13
MEMANTINE HCL 408

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

120

patients, 20% of all patients

2 34
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 297

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

4 6
FUROSEMIDE 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

5 2
SERTRALINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

6 17
MIRTAZAPINE 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

7 24
OMEPRAZOLE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

8 7
LISINOPRIL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

9 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

10 8
RISPERIDONE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

P 11 42
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

P 12 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

13 11
ALPRAZOLAM 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

14 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

15 5
NAMENDA XR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

16 35
TRAZODONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

17 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

18 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

19 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

20 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

O 21 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

21 14
ATENOLOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

23 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

24 15
SIMVASTATIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

25 9
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

26 51
GABAPENTIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

27 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

28 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

29 27
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 30 53
CLOPIDOGREL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

30 21
RIVASTIGMINE* 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

30 119
TAMSULOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 20
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. 27, 2016.
  • 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.