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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,940Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 259

$579K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 67 out of 259

448 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

5% of this provider’s 331 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

51% of this provider’s 448 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

22% of this provider’s 331 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Opioids

46% of this provider’s 448 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $229 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$394K

2012

$579K

2013

$581K

2014

$579K

2015

Number of Claims

7,861

2012

11,486

2013

11,402

2014

11,940

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

717

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

141

patients, 31% of all patients

O 1 1
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

618

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

115

patients, 26% of all patients

2 15
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

453

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

107

patients, 24% of all patients

3 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

93

patients, 21% of all patients

4 9
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

129

patients, 29% of all patients

5 16
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

97

patients, 22% of all patients

6 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

7 3
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

8 55
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

8 35
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

10 65
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

11 8
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

12 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

13 6
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

14 10
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

15 32
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

16 57
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

O 17 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

18 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

19 2
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

20 58
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

21 19
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

Ciprofloxacin is used to treat or prevent certain infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

74

patients, 17% of all patients

A 22 86
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

23 39
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

24 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

25 22
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

26 12
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

27 92
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

Treating infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

A 28 90
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

29 37
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

30 306
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

31 47
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

32 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

33 14
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

34 72
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

35 23
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

36 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

R 36 66
DEXAMETHASONE

Treats inflammation and man... +

Treats inflammation and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

38 164
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

39 29
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

40 105
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

41 98
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

Hydralazine is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

42 52
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

The combination of amlodipine and benazepril is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

43 218
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 155
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

O 45 114
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

45 53
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 40
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

48 45
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

A 49 342
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

50 33
SILVER SULFADIAZINE

Treats skin infections in p... +

Treats skin infections in patients with severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

50 286
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

R 50 103
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

53 100
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

54 44
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

55 43
METOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

56 353
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

57 67
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 58 46
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 58 87
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 58 25
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

R 61 73
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

61 264
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

61 84
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

Used to help control certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 64 59
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

Treats stuffy nose caused by hay fever and other allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

65 20
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 Jan. 12, 2012.
  • 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.