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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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22,963Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

882 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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 760 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

20% of this provider’s 882 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 882 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$1.4M

2014

$1.38M

2015

$1.22M

2016

Number of Claims

25,030

2014

24,121

2015

22,963

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 1,200

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

956

prescriptions.

191

patients, 22% of all patients

O 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 934

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

858

prescriptions.

148

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 909

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

823

prescriptions.

177

patients, 20% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 825

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

748

prescriptions.

143

patients, 16% of all patients

4 1
FUROSEMIDE 760

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

740

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

5 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 654

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

6 43
SERTRALINE HCL 541

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

7 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

8 8
CARVEDILOL 503

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

9 24
LORAZEPAM 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

10 33
METFORMIN HCL 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

11 7
GABAPENTIN 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

12 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

13 16
TRAMADOL HCL 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

O 14 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

15 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

16 15
OMEPRAZOLE 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

17 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

P 18 59
ALPRAZOLAM 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

19 13
FENTANYL 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

O 20 62
DONEPEZIL HCL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

21 41
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

22 73
DULOXETINE HCL 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

23 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

24 30
TRAZODONE HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

25 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

26 20
RANITIDINE HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

26 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

28 12
CLOPIDOGREL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

29 26
BUMETANIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

30 90
MIRTAZAPINE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

31 61
SPIRONOLACTONE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

31 69
NOVOLOG 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

33 138
LANTUS 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

34 86
RISPERIDONE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

P 35 95
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

36 123
PREDNISONE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

37 34
CLONAZEPAM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

37 45
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

39 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

40 27
LEVETIRACETAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

41 94
NAMENDA XR 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

41 88
MELOXICAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

43 32
XARELTO 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

44 93
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

45 22
LEVEMIR 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

46 143
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

47 56
ATENOLOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

48 17
PAROXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

49 74
SIMVASTATIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

50 6
ALLOPURINOL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

51 29
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 82
HUMALOG 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

53 176
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

54 39
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

A 55 71
TOPIRAMATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

56 134
CEPHALEXIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

A 57 79
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

58 76
OLANZAPINE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 P 59 124
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

59 117
SYMBICORT 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

61 72
VESICARE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 62 184
ADVAIR DISKUS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 68
ELIQUIS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 114
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 65 60
MEMANTINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 100
LYRICA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

66 63
RIVASTIGMINE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 68 218
LATANOPROST 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

69 152
CARBAMAZEPINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 70 206
ARIPIPRAZOLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 P 70 146
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 70 232
FINASTERIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

73 77
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

73 127
LAMOTRIGINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 73 164
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

A 73 142
FLUOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

77 47
METHADONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 O 78 87
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

79 48
CLONIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 83
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

79 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

82 25
ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 83 96
SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

83 67
SEROQUEL XR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 83 263
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

86 112
LIALDA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 87 451
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 88 167
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

A 89 102
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 Feb. 4, 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.