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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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6,077Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 870 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

$405K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 882 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

391 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

24% of this provider’s 391 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 391 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$387K

2014

$405K

2015

$405K

2016

Number of Claims

5,074

2014

5,918

2015

6,077

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 278

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

O 1 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 213

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

5 5
GLIMEPIRIDE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

6 40
GABAPENTIN 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

7 10
LOVASTATIN 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

8 38
METFORMIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

9 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

10 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

11 8
SIMVASTATIN 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

12 6
ALPRAZOLAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

13 13
DULOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

14 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

15 27
TRAMADOL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

O 16 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

16 16
ATENOLOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

18 17
OXYCODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 O 19 64
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

20 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

21 25
FUROSEMIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

22 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

23 11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

24 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

25 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

26 15
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 26 73
TRAZODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

26 31
MELOXICAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

26 32
CLONAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

30 45
ALLOPURINOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

31 29
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. 25, 2017.
  • 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.