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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,647Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 37 providers in this state and specialty

$1.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 37 providers in this state and specialty

861 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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

10% of this provider’s 817 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

31% of this provider’s 861 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 861 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$1.13M

2014

$1.14M

2015

$1.23M

2016

Number of Claims

27,358

2014

27,286

2015

28,647

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,926

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,814

prescriptions.

192

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,185

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,140

prescriptions.

180

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,049

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

999

prescriptions.

162

patients, 19% of all patients

O 3 4
LISINOPRIL 931

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

899

prescriptions.

159

patients, 18% of all patients

4 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 909

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

904

prescriptions.

132

patients, 15% of all patients

5 11
OMEPRAZOLE 807

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

741

prescriptions.

159

patients, 18% of all patients

6 7
GABAPENTIN 719

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

7 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 715

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

8 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 694

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

664

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

9 25
LORAZEPAM 646

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

10 32
SERTRALINE HCL 628

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

11 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 535

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

117

patients, 14% of all patients

12 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 515

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

13 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

14 13
TRAMADOL HCL 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

O 15 22
DULOXETINE HCL 428

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

16 36
MIRTAZAPINE 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

17 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

18 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

19 19
METFORMIN HCL 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

20 12
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

21 51
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

22 53
LACTULOSE 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

22 82
CLOPIDOGREL 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

24 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 30
NYSTOP 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

26 89
TAMSULOSIN HCL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

27 20
NAMENDA XR 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

28 35
CARVEDILOL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

29 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

30 5
RISPERIDONE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

P 31 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

32 44
FENTANYL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 32 48
FAMOTIDINE* 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

34 47
LEVOFLOXACIN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

A 35 93
PREDNISONE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

36 39
NOVOLIN N 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

37 158
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

37 57
LEVETIRACETAM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

39 45
CLONAZEPAM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

40 50
ATENOLOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

41 29
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

42 66
DIGOXIN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 84
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

44 16
ROPINIROLE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

44 94
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

44 26
LATANOPROST 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

47 84
METHADONE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 48 116
TRAZODONE HCL 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

49 28
XARELTO 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

50 64
NYSTATIN 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

51 90
LANTUS 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

52 74
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 103
LYRICA 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 54 69
HYDRALAZINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

54 33
CEPHALEXIN 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A 56 77
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

57 110
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

58 37
CEFUROXIME 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

A 59 144
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 60
FINASTERIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

61 65
ALPRAZOLAM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

62 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

62 102
RANITIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

62 38
INVOKANA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 62 193
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

66 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

66 40
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

A 68 67
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

69 118
GLIPIZIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 53
MEMANTINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

70 34
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

70 88
KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

70 162
MELOXICAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

74 62
AMIODARONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

75 106
OLANZAPINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 76 98
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

77 141
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 55
AMMONIUM LACTATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

79 169
RENVELA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 80 177
ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

81 41
ELIQUIS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

82 70
KLOR-CON 10 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 82 175
LAMOTRIGINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 84 139
TIMOLOL MALEATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

84 207
NOVOLOG 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

86 101
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

87 46
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 88 179
CARBAMAZEPINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 89 174
MORPHINE SULFATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O 90 134
NOVOLIN 70-30 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 90 220
PROPRANOLOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 92 126
SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

93 49
CLONIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

93 91
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 95 226
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

A 95 167
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

A 97 111
BUPROPION XL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 98 147
KLOR-CON M20 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

98 145
PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 95
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

100 43
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 100 114
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 O 103 75
RESTASIS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 104 188
OXYCODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 104 72
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. 25, 2014.
  • 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.