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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,640Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 37 providers in this state and specialty

$937K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 37 providers in this state and specialty

521 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

15% of this provider’s 467 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

33% of this provider’s 521 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 521 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$992K

2014

$929K

2015

$937K

2016

Number of Claims

22,537

2014

19,824

2015

18,640

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 1,121

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

995

prescriptions.

117

patients, 22% of all patients

O 1 4
FUROSEMIDE 995

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

908

prescriptions.

136

patients, 26% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 837

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

822

prescriptions.

121

patients, 23% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 538

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

99

patients, 19% of all patients

4 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 496

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

94

patients, 18% of all patients

5 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 496

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

5 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

7 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

7 27
ALPRAZOLAM 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

9 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

10 5
LORAZEPAM 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

11 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

12 11
GABAPENTIN 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

13 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

14 20
SERTRALINE HCL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

15 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

16 15
CARVEDILOL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

17 23
TRAMADOL HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

O 18 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

18 19
MEMANTINE HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

20 34
CLOPIDOGREL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

21 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

22 44
HYDRALAZINE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

23 33
NAMENDA XR 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

24 35
MIRTAZAPINE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

25 24
METFORMIN HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

26 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

27 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

P 27 30
CLONAZEPAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

29 50
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

30 78
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

31 16
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 32 73
RISPERIDONE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

P 33 42
GLIPIZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 53
SPIRONOLACTONE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

35 49
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

36 37
ATENOLOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

37 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

38 25
TRAZODONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

39 28
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 57
ALLOPURINOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 41
FENTANYL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 42 48
LEVETIRACETAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

43 45
PREDNISONE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

44 39
OMEPRAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

45 7
DULOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

46 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

47 31
DIGOXIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 84
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 O 49 75
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

50 125
LATANOPROST 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 84
NOVOLOG 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

51 101
LANTUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 74
HYDROCORTISONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

54 123
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

A 55 67
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 26
CLONIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 91
LYRICA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 58 69
DILTIAZEM HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 130
KETOCONAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

60 182
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

61 88
PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 95
TRANSDERM-SCOP 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 63 225
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 64 156
BACLOFEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

64 56
MELOXICAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 66 62
CEPHALEXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

A 66 77
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 87
ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 63
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 70 53
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 145
ELIQUIS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

72 70
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 73 58
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.