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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Dermatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,430Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 223 providers in this state and specialty

$596K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 223 providers in this state and specialty

1,162 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

0% of this provider’s 827 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

11% of this provider’s 1,162 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs *

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%. This is far more than peers.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$93 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $179 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

6 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 3.


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

$551K

2014

$573K

2015

$596K

2016

Number of Claims

6,767

2014

6,987

2015

6,430

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
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 1,567

prescriptions, 24% of all prescriptions

1,081

prescriptions.

685

patients, 59% of all patients

10 1 11
KETOCONAZOLE 1,132

prescriptions, 18% of all prescriptions

736

prescriptions.

566

patients, 49% of all patients

2 2
HYDROCORTISONE 873

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

491

patients, 42% of all patients

10 3 5
CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE 247

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

136

patients, 12% of all patients

A 10 4 15
AMMONIUM LACTATE 235

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

134

patients, 12% of all patients

5 12
HYDROXYZINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

6 25
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

A 7 10
CICLOPIROX* 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

8 31
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

9 1
DESOXIMETASONE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

10 27
FLUOCINOLONE ACETONIDE* 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

11 35
DESONIDE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

12 17
CICLOPIROX* 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

13 26
MUPIROCIN* 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

14 6
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

15 14
TRETINOIN 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

10 16 33
FLUOCINONIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

17 4
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

18 3
CALCIPOTRIENE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

19 30
VALACYCLOVIR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

20 21
MINOCYCLINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

A 21 13
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 Aug. 19, 2010.
  • 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.