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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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18,648Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

527 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

20% of this provider’s 527 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

40% of this provider’s 527 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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

$1.19M

2014

$1.4M

2015

$1.24M

2016

Number of Claims

20,822

2014

21,917

2015

18,648

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 1,029

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

140

patients, 27% of all patients

O 1 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 649

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

110

patients, 21% of all patients

2 8
LISINOPRIL 570

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

100

patients, 19% of all patients

3 2
METFORMIN HCL 529

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

4 7
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 510

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

124

patients, 24% of all patients

5 22
OMEPRAZOLE 496

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

6 5
SIMVASTATIN 494

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

7 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

8 11
FUROSEMIDE 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

9 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

10 12
CARVEDILOL 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

11 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

12 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

13 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

14 3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

15 30
ALPRAZOLAM 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

16 13
IBUPROFEN 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

17 36
TIZANIDINE HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

18 92
CLOPIDOGREL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

19 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

20 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

21 25
SPIRIVA 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

22 67
MELOXICAM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

23 32
GABAPENTIN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

24 10
VENTOLIN HFA 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

25 37
RANITIDINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

26 28
TRAMADOL HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

O 27 18
SERTRALINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

28 21
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 29 57
HYDRALAZINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

30 75
SYMBICORT 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

31 72
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

32 14
NIFEDIPINE ER 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

33 107
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

34 42
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

35 115
LYRICA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

36 63
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

36 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

38 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 41
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

40 76
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 40 50
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

42 108
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

42 48
BACLOFEN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

44 78
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 5% of all patients

45 70
PROAIR HFA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

45 46
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

47 208
ADVAIR DISKUS 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

48 68
CLONIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

49 83
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

50 308
BUMETANIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

51 90
OXYCODONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 O 52 64
ALLOPURINOL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

53 29
DULOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 35
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

55 39
JANUVIA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

56 66
LORAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

57 33
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

58 161
NAPROXEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 80
TRADJENTA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 156
BUPROPION HCL SR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 61 135
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 62 82
AMMONIUM LACTATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 63 188
PROMETHAZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 36

patients, 7% of all patients

63 125
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 65 101
ANORO ELLIPTA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

66 269
NOVOLOG 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 138
ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 368
VESICARE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 69 184
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P 69 59
CELECOXIB 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 71 120
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 54
BENICAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 73 253
NIFEDICAL XL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 199
LIDOCAINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

75 85
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 8, 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.