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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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12,732Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 107 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

$831K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 162 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

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

27% 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

15% of this provider’s 947 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 947 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$739K

2014

$841K

2015

$831K

2016

Number of Claims

12,080

2014

12,708

2015

12,732

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 694

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

175

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 677

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

188

patients, 20% of all patients

2 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 646

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

179

patients, 19% of all patients

O 3 4
LISINOPRIL 636

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

190

patients, 20% of all patients

4 2
METFORMIN HCL 503

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 447

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

140

patients, 15% of all patients

6 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 418

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

7 3
OMEPRAZOLE 337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

8 5
ALPRAZOLAM 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

9 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

10 11
RANITIDINE HCL 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

11 28
GABAPENTIN 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

12 10
ATENOLOL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

13 17
GLIPIZIDE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

14 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

15 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

15 12
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

17 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

18 14
SERTRALINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

19 21
FUROSEMIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

20 9
ADVAIR DISKUS 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

21 68
HYDRALAZINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

22 75
VENTOLIN HFA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

23 37
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

23 91
WARFARIN SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

25 23
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

26 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

27 20
TRAMADOL HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

O 28 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

29 15
TRAZODONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

30 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

31 19
ALLOPURINOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

32 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

33 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

34 25
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

35 89
CITALOPRAM HBR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

36 27
CLOPIDOGREL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

37 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

38 16
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

39 140
LORAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

40 33
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

40 84
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

42 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

43 56
CARVEDILOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

44 24
IBUPROFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

45 36
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

46 117
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

47 46
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 July 9, 2007.
  • 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.