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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,433Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 259

$745K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 52 out of 259

1,222 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

0% of this provider’s 1,112 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

1% of this provider’s 1,222 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

4% of this provider’s 1,112 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs *

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $229 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$567K

2012

$630K

2013

$692K

2014

$745K

2015

Number of Claims

7,627

2012

9,215

2013

9,846

2014

10,433

2015

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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O

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,320

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,225

prescriptions.

259

patients, 21% of all patients

1 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,043

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

949

prescriptions.

309

patients, 25% of all patients

2 9
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

608

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

183

patients, 15% of all patients

3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

604

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

178

patients, 15% of all patients

4 6
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

470

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

144

patients, 12% of all patients

5 18
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

467

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

142

patients, 12% of all patients

6 19
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

439

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

140

patients, 11% of all patients

7 7
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

388

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

102

patients, 8% of all patients

8 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

381

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

113

patients, 9% of all patients

9 31
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

10 8
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

11 58
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

12 23
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

13 70
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

14 94
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

15 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

16 21
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

17 69
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

18 14
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

19 113
FLECAINIDE ACETATE

Flecainide is used to preve... +

Flecainide is used to prevent certain types of life-threatening irregular heartbeats. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

20 279
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

21 29
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

22 135
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

R 23 173
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

Hydralazine is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

24 52
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

25 317
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

25 82
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

27 167
CARTIA XT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

28 197
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

The combination of amlodipine and benazepril is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

29 218
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

30 236
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

31 162
JANTOVEN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

32 335
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

33 151
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

34 84
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

Lowers high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

35 115
BRILINTA

Used along with aspirin to ... +

Used along with aspirin to prevent serious or life-threatening problems with the heart and blood vessels in people who have had a heart attack or severe chest pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

36 362
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

37 24
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

Valsartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

38 212
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 Jan. 5, 2010.
  • 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.