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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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18,727Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 63 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

769 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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 648 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

33% of this provider’s 769 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 769 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% 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 $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$736K

2014

$1.01M

2015

$1.05M

2016

Number of Claims

12,711

2014

16,682

2015

18,727

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 992

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

879

prescriptions.

132

patients, 17% of all patients

1 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 675

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

130

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 502

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

118

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

4 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

5 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

6 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

O 7 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

8 23
SERTRALINE HCL 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

9 21
TRAMADOL HCL 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

O 10 18
METFORMIN HCL 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

11 7
OMEPRAZOLE 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

12 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

13 8
PREDNISONE 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

153

patients, 20% of all patients

14 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

15 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

16 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

17 15
LORAZEPAM 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

18 33
GABAPENTIN 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

19 10
FENTANYL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 20 62
TAMSULOSIN HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

21 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

22 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

23 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

24 14
NYSTOP 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

25 155
XARELTO 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

26 93
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

27 12
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

28 139
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

29 98
SIMVASTATIN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

30 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

31 25
CLOPIDOGREL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

31 26
ALLOPURINOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

33 29
ATENOLOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

34 17
NYSTATIN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

35 118
CARVEDILOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

36 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

37 22
LANTUS 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

38 86
DULOXETINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

38 35
MELOXICAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

40 32
RANITIDINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

41 28
DIGOXIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 128
TRAZODONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

42 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

44 30
BUSPIRONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

45 113
SPIRONOLACTONE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

46 69
RISPERIDONE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 47 95
ALPRAZOLAM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

47 13
LYRICA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 63
ROPINIROLE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 96
BACLOFEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 78
AZITHROMYCIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

A 52 44
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 54
LEVOFLOXACIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

A 53 104
CEPHALEXIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

A 55 79
FAMOTIDINE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

56 81
MIRTAZAPINE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

56 61
LEVETIRACETAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

56 94
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 56
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 60 203
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 61 59
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 73
CLONAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 62 45
METHADONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 O 64 87
MEMANTINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

64 100
METOLAZONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 196
ADVAIR DISKUS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 68
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

68 89
FLUCONAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

69 147
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

A 70 71
PAROXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

70 74
CLONIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 72 83
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 72 50
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 123
BUMETANIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 90
LIDOCAINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 76 85
KLOR-CON 10 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 77 223
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 108
AMIODARONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 163
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 47
FINASTERIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 81 77
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

81 82
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

83 117
ELIQUIS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 83 114
HYDROCORTISONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 85 175
NIFEDIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 85 107
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 85 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 April 30, 2011.
  • 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.