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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Critical Care Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,732Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

994 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

76 of this provider’s 822 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

338 of this provider’s 994 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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Opioids

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

331 of this provider’s 994 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 45%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $488 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$1.11M

2014

$1.11M

2015

$1.32M

2016

Number of Claims

22,285

2014

21,930

2015

24,732

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,193

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,034

prescriptions.

187

patients, 19% of all patients

1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,159

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

723

prescriptions.

203

patients, 20% of all patients

O 2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 896

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

168

patients, 17% of all patients

3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 694

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

143

patients, 14% of all patients

4 8
CARVEDILOL 680

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

127

patients, 13% of all patients

5 17
ALPRAZOLAM 615

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

126

patients, 13% of all patients

6 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 588

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

152

patients, 15% of all patients

7 13
LISINOPRIL 546

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

116

patients, 12% of all patients

8 7
OMEPRAZOLE 513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

138

patients, 14% of all patients

9 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

10 20
GABAPENTIN 430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

11 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

12 24
HYDRALAZINE HCL 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

13 30
CLOPIDOGREL 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

14 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

15 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

16 21
SIMVASTATIN 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

17 14
METFORMIN HCL 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

18 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

19 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

20 36
TRAMADOL HCL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

O 21 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

22 29
PREDNISONE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

23 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

24 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

25 43
LORAZEPAM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

26 46
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

27 47
SERTRALINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

28 48
MIRTAZAPINE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

28 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

30 51
LYRICA 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

31 52
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

O 32 42
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

P 32 54
FENTANYL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O 32 54
GLIPIZIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

35 56
CEPHALEXIN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

124

patients, 12% of all patients

A 35 56
FAMOTIDINE* 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

37 59
ROPINIROLE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

38 60
CLONIDINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

39 44
ALLOPURINOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

40 45
ATENOLOL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

41 38
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

42 64
LEVETIRACETAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

43 65
MEMANTINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

44 67
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

A 45 68
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

46 32
OLANZAPINE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 47 72
METHADONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 47 72
DIGOXIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

49 74
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

50 75
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

51 16
TRAZODONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

52 58
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

53 79
IBUPROFEN 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

54 81
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

55 63
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

56 50
BACLOFEN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

57 86
DULOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

58 87
RISPERIDONE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 59 88
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

60 89
LEVEMIR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

61 90
VENTOLIN HFA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

62 10
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A 62 33
NAMENDA XR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

64 91
CELECOXIB 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

64 91
CLONAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 93
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

67 24
SPIRONOLACTONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

68 69
ELIQUIS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

68 95
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

70 97
CILOSTAZOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 98
LOVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

72 101
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 72 101
FINASTERIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

74 70
DIAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

75 103
ONDANSETRON HCL* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

76 104
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

76 104
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

76 78
XARELTO 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

79 106
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

79 106
DALIRESP 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

81 108
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

82 109
FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

83 110
ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

83 5
NYSTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

85 111
LATANOPROST 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

85 111
RANITIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

85 111
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O 85 111
TRADJENTA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

89 117
LABETALOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

89 117
MELOXICAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

91 77
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 91 119
KLOR-CON M20 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

93 120
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

94 19
AMIODARONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

94 121
METOLAZONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

96 122
METFORMIN HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

96 122
FLUCONAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

98 124
METRONIDAZOLE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

A 98 124
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

98 124
BUMETANIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

101 83
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 101 82
NYSTOP 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

103 129
LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

A 103 129
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 March 15, 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.