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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,383Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 112 providers in this state and specialty

$524K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 112 providers in this state and specialty

283 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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

6% of this provider’s 231 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Antibiotics

35% of this provider’s 283 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

39% of this provider’s 283 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 31%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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

$716K

2014

$692K

2015

$524K

2016

Number of Claims

12,229

2014

11,216

2015

9,383

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 428

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

71

patients, 25% of all patients

1 4
FUROSEMIDE 394

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

76

patients, 27% of all patients

2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 362

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

70

patients, 25% of all patients

3 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

66

patients, 23% of all patients

O 4 1
LISINOPRIL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

6 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

7 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

8 38
ALPRAZOLAM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

10 65
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

11 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

12 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

13 13
SIMVASTATIN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

14 6
GABAPENTIN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

15 12
LOVASTATIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

16 73
TRAZODONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

17 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

18 5
CLOPIDOGREL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

19 17
TRAMADOL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

O 20 21
METFORMIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

21 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

22 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

23 61
LIDOCAINE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

23 27
ATENOLOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

25 32
CELECOXIB 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

26 100
METOLAZONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

26 124
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

28 157
PREDNISONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

29 51
DONEPEZIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

30 29
NAMENDA XR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 30 55
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

32 98
LORAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

33 33
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 37
METFORMIN HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

35 95
TAMSULOSIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

36 19
ALLOPURINOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

36 41
LINZESS 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 38 223
MELOXICAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

38 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

40 71
CLONIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

40 43
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 42 116
NYSTATIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 43 153
CEPHALEXIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

A 43 58
SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 45 63
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

46 28
LEVEMIR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

47 75
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 Dec. 14, 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.