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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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42,786Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

$3.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

675 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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 463 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

59% of this provider’s 675 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 675 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

63 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

$2.3M

2014

$2.64M

2015

$3.33M

2016

Number of Claims

33,824

2014

37,508

2015

42,786

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.

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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
SIMVASTATIN 1,655

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,242

prescriptions.

231

patients, 34% of all patients

1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 1,573

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,168

prescriptions.

240

patients, 36% of all patients

2 5
METFORMIN HCL 1,559

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,195

prescriptions.

197

patients, 29% of all patients

3 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,512

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,080

prescriptions.

212

patients, 31% of all patients

4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 887

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

695

prescriptions.

127

patients, 19% of all patients

5 8
GABAPENTIN 880

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

153

patients, 23% of all patients

6 10
LISINOPRIL 870

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

119

patients, 18% of all patients

7 2
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 841

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

163

patients, 24% of all patients

8 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 789

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

9 51
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 786

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

10 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 780

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

112

patients, 17% of all patients

11 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 733

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

12 20
CLOPIDOGREL 693

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

13 26
IBUPROFEN 664

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

188

patients, 28% of all patients

14 36
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 619

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

15 3
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 562

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

16 39
VOLTAREN 526

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

17 145
MELOXICAM 523

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

112

patients, 17% of all patients

18 32
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 518

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

139

patients, 21% of all patients

19 115
FUROSEMIDE 515

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

20 9
PROAIR HFA 502

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

135

patients, 20% of all patients

21 46
GLIPIZIDE 468

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

22 52
VENTOLIN HFA 461

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

23 37
AZITHROMYCIN 459

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

261

patients, 39% of all patients

A 24 44
RANITIDINE HCL 440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

25 28
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 422

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

26 151
JANUVIA 412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

27 66
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

O 28 4
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

28 42
ALPRAZOLAM 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

30 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

31 16
SYMBICORT 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

32 72
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

118

patients, 17% of all patients

33 117
FENOFIBRATE* 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

34 132
DONEPEZIL HCL 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

35 41
CELECOXIB 347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

36 120
INVOKANA 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

37 194
ZETIA 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

38 97
CARVEDILOL 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

39 24
SPIRIVA 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

40 67
CRESTOR 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

41 129
LIDOCAINE 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

42 85
DICYCLOMINE HCL 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

43 169
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

44 56
ATENOLOL 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

45 17
ADVAIR DISKUS 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

46 68
HYDRALAZINE HCL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

47 75
TRAMADOL HCL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

O 48 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

49 25
NAPROXEN 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

50 80
SERTRALINE HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

51 21
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

52 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

53 30
NEXIUM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

54 183
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

55 161
KETOCONAZOLE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

56 181
MECLIZINE HCL 207

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

57 154
TRADJENTA 206

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

58 156
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 201

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

59 15
AMMONIUM LACTATE 195

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

60 188
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 194

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

61 174
VESICARE 189

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

62 184
FINASTERIDE 188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

63 77
DULOXETINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

64 35
CALCITRIOL 178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

65 234
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

O 66 57
ALLOPURINOL 173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

67 29
JANUMET 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

68 227
LYRICA 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

69 63
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

70 48
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

71 54
CILOSTAZOL 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

72 224
GLIMEPIRIDE 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

73 40
OLOPATADINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

73 337
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

75 217
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

76 153
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 77 59
GEMFIBROZIL 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

78 116
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

A 79 71
PREDNISONE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

80 34
PROCTOSOL-HC 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

10 81 357
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

82 73
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

82 284
AMITIZA 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

84 202
PROCTOZONE-HC 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

84 299
WARFARIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

86 23
PROMETHAZINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

87 125
LINZESS 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

88 189
FAMOTIDINE* 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

89 81
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

90 76
LEVOFLOXACIN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

A 91 104
LORAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

92 33
PAROXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

93 74
NITROSTAT 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

94 233
AMOXICILLIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

A 95 102
GLIPIZIDE ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

96 106
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

A 97 126
METFORMIN HCL ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

98 55
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

99 101
COLCRYS 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

99 387
NIFEDICAL XL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 99 199
BYSTOLIC 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

102 201
SUCRALFATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

102 191
MEMANTINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

104 100
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

104 158
NAMENDA XR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

106 88
AMIODARONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 107 163
FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

108 105
CITALOPRAM HBR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

109 27
MUPIROCIN* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

109 205
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

109 91
SEROQUEL XR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 112 263
VICTOZA 3-PAK 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

112 212
XARELTO 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 112 93
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 115 177
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

116 221
SINGLE USE SWAB 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

117 198
LATANOPROST 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 118 152
TRAZODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

118 31
GLIPIZIDE XL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 120 170
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 121 43
MYRBETRIQ 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

121 209
RAMIPRIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 123 159
LOPERAMIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

124 244
ELIQUIS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 125 114
LACTULOSE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

125 137
VICTOZA 2-PAK 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

127 315
LANTUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

127 86
CEPHALEXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

A 127 79
HYDROCORTISONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

127 175
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

131 14
TIZANIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

132 92
RESTASIS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

132 287
SUBOXONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 132 111
CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 135 83
QVAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

136 172
RISPERIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 P 137 95
PATADAY 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

138 459
NASONEX 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

138 459
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. 18, 2013.
  • 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.