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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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15,869Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

512 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

4% of this provider’s 283 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

30% of this provider’s 512 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 512 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$1.08M

2014

$1.1M

2015

$1.21M

2016

Number of Claims

12,353

2014

14,320

2015

15,869

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 653

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

101

patients, 20% of all patients

O 1 4
METFORMIN HCL 550

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

110

patients, 21% of all patients

2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 493

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

115

patients, 22% of all patients

3 5
ALPRAZOLAM 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

4 13
LISINOPRIL 440

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

106

patients, 21% of all patients

5 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

92

patients, 18% of all patients

6 1
SIMVASTATIN 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

7 6
GABAPENTIN 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

8 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

106

patients, 21% of all patients

9 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

10 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

11 3
VENTOLIN HFA 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

12 37
FUROSEMIDE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

13 9
IBUPROFEN 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

14 36
RANITIDINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

15 28
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

16 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

17 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

18 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

19 25
TRAZODONE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

20 31
PROAIR HFA 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

21 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

22 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

23 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

24 12
DULOXETINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

24 35
SERTRALINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

26 21
CLOPIDOGREL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

27 26
TOPIRAMATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

28 134
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 33

patients, 6% of all patients

29 70
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

30 101
TAMSULOSIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

31 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

32 47
NAPROXEN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

33 80
SPIRIVA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

34 67
SYMBICORT 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

35 72
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

36 221
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 51
ATENOLOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

38 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

39 16
CARVEDILOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

40 24
TRAMADOL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O 40 18
BACLOFEN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

40 78
MIRTAZAPINE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

43 61
TIZANIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

44 92
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

45 43
ADVAIR DISKUS 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

46 68
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

47 30
PREDNISONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

48 34
WARFARIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 23
MELOXICAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

50 32
XARELTO 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 51 93
FAMOTIDINE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

52 81
DIAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

53 58
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 54
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

55 73
ALLOPURINOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

55 29
LYRICA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

57 63
AZITHROMYCIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

A 57 44
ROPINIROLE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

59 96
BUSPIRONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

60 113
LORAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 33
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

62 49
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

63 48
CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

64 83
FENOFIBRATE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

65 132
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

66 82
INCRUSE ELLIPTA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

66 412
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

68 91
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 110
CLONAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 P 71 59
ONDANSETRON ODT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

72 432
SYNTHROID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

73 53
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 73 200
BUPROPION XL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

75 109
OXYCODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 O 75 64
FLUCONAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

77 147
ARIPIPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 77 146
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 108
CHANTIX 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 459
LINZESS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

79 189
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 Nov. 19, 2009.
  • 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.