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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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18,764Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

897 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

34% of this provider’s 897 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 897 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

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$973K

2014

$1.15M

2015

$1.12M

2016

Number of Claims

17,006

2014

18,172

2015

18,764

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 743

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

O 1 4
LISINOPRIL 713

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

169

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 603

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

125

patients, 14% of all patients

3 5
LOVASTATIN 602

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

148

patients, 16% of all patients

4 38
METFORMIN HCL 581

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

5 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 577

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

115

patients, 13% of all patients

6 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

7 1
TRAMADOL HCL 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

O 8 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

9 15
GABAPENTIN 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

10 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

11 8
ALPRAZOLAM 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

12 13
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

13 49
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

14 11
SIMVASTATIN 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

15 6
FUROSEMIDE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

16 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

17 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

18 51
FENOFIBRATE* 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

19 132
CLONAZEPAM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

20 45
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

21 12
IBUPROFEN 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

22 36
ATENOLOL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

23 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

24 16
LORAZEPAM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

25 33
GLIPIZIDE ER 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

26 106
TAMSULOSIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

27 20
TRAZODONE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

28 31
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

29 39
CLOPIDOGREL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

29 26
PAROXETINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

31 74
FLUOXETINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

32 47
RANITIDINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

33 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

34 48
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

35 43
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 3% of all patients

36 70
PROAIR HFA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

37 46
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

37 110
SERTRALINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

37 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

40 14
LANTUS 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

40 86
GLIPIZIDE XL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

42 170
ALLOPURINOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

43 29
DIAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 58
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

A 45 71
ADVAIR DISKUS 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

45 68
CHLORTHALIDONE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 121
AZITHROMYCIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

A 48 44
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

49 30
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

A 50 102
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

51 56
VENTOLIN HFA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

51 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

53 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

53 22
JANUVIA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 66
AMOXICILLIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

A 56 102
DULOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 35
QUINAPRIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

58 166
CARVEDILOL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 24
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 54
BUMETANIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

60 90
GEMFIBROZIL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 116
TOPROL XL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

63 148
KLOR-CON M20 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 185
GLIPIZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 52
MELOXICAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 32
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

66 82
JANTOVEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

66 269
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

66 19
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 70 50
INSULIN SYRINGE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

70 303
CLONIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

72 83
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

73 73
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 O 74 57
FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 74 141
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 151
FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

77 105
TERAZOSIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 133
NEXIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

79 183
SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

79 53
METHADONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 O 81 87
SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 81 69
DICYCLOMINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

81 169
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

81 328
LEVETIRACETAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 81 94
TIZANIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 86 92
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 Oct. 31, 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.