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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,384Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 112 providers in this state and specialty

$710K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 112 providers in this state and specialty

477 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
42% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

47% of this provider’s 477 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

43% of this provider’s 477 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 31%.

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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

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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

$476K

2014

$527K

2015

$710K

2016

Number of Claims

12,746

2014

14,083

2015

17,384

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
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 1,017

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

188

patients, 39% of all patients

O 1 36
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 972

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

177

patients, 37% of all patients

2 40
SIMVASTATIN 764

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

133

patients, 28% of all patients

3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 712

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

119

patients, 25% of all patients

4 3
METFORMIN HCL 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

91

patients, 19% of all patients

5 9
OMEPRAZOLE 497

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

101

patients, 21% of all patients

6 10
RANITIDINE HCL 465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

99

patients, 21% of all patients

7 15
LISINOPRIL 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

8 2
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

9 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

10 5
TRAMADOL HCL 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

O 11 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

12 11
ALPRAZOLAM 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

13 8
ALLOPURINOL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

14 41
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

15 57
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

16 13
GABAPENTIN 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

17 12
ALCOHOL PADS 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

18 136
SPIRIVA 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

19 63
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

20 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

21 19
CARVEDILOL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

22 23
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

23 66
FUROSEMIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

24 7
IBUPROFEN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

25 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

26 44
EASY COMFORT PEN NEEDLES 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

10 27 204
CLONIDINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

28 43
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

29 155
CLOPIDOGREL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

30 17
NAPROXEN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

31 70
VENTOLIN HFA 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

32 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

33 69
FLUCONAZOLE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

34 119
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

35 79
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

36 39
HYDRALAZINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

36 49
GEMFIBROZIL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

38 147
HYDROCORTISONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

38 82
AMOXICILLIN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

85

patients, 18% of all patients

A 40 81
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

41 65
PROAIR HFA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

42 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

43 4
LYRICA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

44 68
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

45 78
PROMETHAZINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

46 83
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 46
BUSPIRONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

48 106
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

49 114
SERTRALINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

50 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

50 60
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

52 71
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 54 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

55 54
ACYCLOVIR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 30

patients, 6% of all patients

56 177
CILOSTAZOL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 142
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

58 138
AZITHROMYCIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

A 59 50
MECLIZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

60 163
LACTULOSE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

61 102
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

62 98
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

A 63 151
SYMBICORT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

64 86
PREDNISONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

64 51
LEVETIRACETAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

64 89
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

67 141
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

67 14
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

67 120
TRAZODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

67 26
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

71 238
METRONIDAZOLE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 34

patients, 7% of all patients

A 72 245
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

A 72 93
BACLOFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

74 84
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

75 250
TIZANIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

75 94
GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 77 53
NIFEDIPINE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

78 96
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 17, 2009.
  • 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.