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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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11,160Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 166 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

$645K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 350 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

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

34% 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

13% of this provider’s 691 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 691 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

$58 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

$525K

2014

$575K

2015

$645K

2016

Number of Claims

9,597

2014

10,270

2015

11,160

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 941

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

831

prescriptions.

174

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 600

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

166

patients, 24% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 430

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

119

patients, 17% of all patients

3 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 414

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

O 4 4
METFORMIN HCL 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

5 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

6 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

7 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

8 14
FUROSEMIDE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

9 9
SIMVASTATIN 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

10 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

11 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

12 8
GABAPENTIN 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

13 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

14 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

15 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

16 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

17 23
CARVEDILOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

18 24
TRAMADOL HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

O 18 18
ALPRAZOLAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

20 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

21 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

22 19
TRAZODONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

23 31
GLIPIZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

24 52
CLOPIDOGREL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

24 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

26 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

27 25
SERTRALINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

28 21
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

29 54
ATENOLOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

30 17
ALLOPURINOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

31 29
LOVASTATIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

32 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

33 47
PAROXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 74
RANITIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

35 28
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

36 39
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

37 76
ATROVENT HFA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 361
GLIMEPIRIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 40
JANTOVEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 269
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

41 48
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

41 46
CLONAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 43 45
PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

43 34
BUSPIRONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 45 113
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 42
METFORMIN HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 45 55
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 June 21, 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.