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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,692Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 37 providers in this state and specialty

$2.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 37 providers in this state and specialty

1,594 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

9% of this provider’s 1,206 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 8%.

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Antibiotics

19% of this provider’s 1,594 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 1,594 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$2.51M

2014

$2.4M

2015

$2.08M

2016

Number of Claims

45,810

2014

41,466

2015

35,692

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,279

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,150

prescriptions.

218

patients, 14% of all patients

1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

716

prescriptions.

302

patients, 19% of all patients

O 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,121

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

928

prescriptions.

201

patients, 13% of all patients

3 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,117

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

897

prescriptions.

246

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 1,075

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

801

prescriptions.

257

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,007

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

831

prescriptions.

213

patients, 13% of all patients

6 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 876

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

788

prescriptions.

193

patients, 12% of all patients

7 6
GABAPENTIN 764

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

158

patients, 10% of all patients

8 10
SIMVASTATIN 687

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

178

patients, 11% of all patients

9 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 684

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

130

patients, 8% of all patients

10 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 651

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

115

patients, 7% of all patients

11 13
ALPRAZOLAM 562

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

172

patients, 11% of all patients

12 18
METFORMIN HCL 560

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

120

patients, 8% of all patients

13 12
OMEPRAZOLE 549

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

141

patients, 9% of all patients

14 7
CLOPIDOGREL 469

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

113

patients, 7% of all patients

15 21
CARVEDILOL 458

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

100

patients, 6% of all patients

16 23
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 439

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

P 17 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

88

patients, 6% of all patients

18 20
SERTRALINE HCL 423

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

19 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 400

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

87

patients, 5% of all patients

20 16
HYDRALAZINE HCL 398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

87

patients, 5% of all patients

21 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

22 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

23 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

24 14
LEVETIRACETAM 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

24 45
TRAZODONE HCL 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

66

patients, 4% of all patients

26 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

27 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

28 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

93

patients, 6% of all patients

29 31
TRAMADOL HCL 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

109

patients, 7% of all patients

O 30 22
MIRTAZAPINE 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

31 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

32 27
MEMANTINE HCL 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

33 34
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

34 37
DULOXETINE HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

35 36
OXYCODONE HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

O 36 72
ATENOLOL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

37 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

38 26
XARELTO 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

39 64
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

40 107
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

41 87
LORAZEPAM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

42 32
CLONAZEPAM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

43 50
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

44 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

45 40
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

45 88
VENTOLIN HFA 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

47 61
RISPERIDONE 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

P 48 42
LATANOPROST 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

49 84
NAMENDA XR 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

49 35
PREDNISONE 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

49 39
PAROXETINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

52 95
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

53 83
FAMOTIDINE* 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

53 47
LACTULOSE 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

55 82
SPIRONOLACTONE 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

55 49
PROAIR HFA 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

57 52
BACLOFEN 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

57 56
SPIRIVA 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

59 71
DIAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

60 100
ELIQUIS 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

61 70
RANITIDINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

62 38
GLIPIZIDE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

63 53
LANTUS 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

64 74
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

O 65 73
FINASTERIDE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

66 65
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

98

patients, 6% of all patients

A 67 67
OLANZAPINE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

P 68 98
IBUPROFEN 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

69 92
ADVAIR DISKUS 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

70 63
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

71 57
GEMFIBROZIL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

72 136
LEVOFLOXACIN 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

A 72 93
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

O 72 75
ARIPIPRAZOLE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 75 132
FENTANYL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

O 76 48
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

77 78
HUMALOG 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

78 131
GLIMEPIRIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

78 79
ONDANSETRON HCL* 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

80 148
LEVEMIR 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

81 112
JANUVIA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

81 86
NOVOLOG 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

83 101
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

83 114
LABETALOL HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

83 166
ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

86 41
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

87 55
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

87 46
MELOXICAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

87 62
SANTYL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

87 194
SYMBICORT 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

91 104
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

91 68
CLONIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

93 91
LYRICA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

94 69
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

95 51
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

96 103
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

96 66
ZETIA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

98 137
AMIODARONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

98 106
FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 157
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

101 156
NIFEDIPINE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

101 99
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

A 103 207
BUMETANIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

104 81
ROPINIROLE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

104 94
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

104 125
OXCARBAZEPINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 107 164
HYDROCORTISONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

107 123
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

109 217
DIGOX 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

110 124
NYSTATIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

110 90
PRIMIDONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

110 178
NUEDEXTA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 113 183
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

114 135
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

115 185
METOLAZONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 116 143
BUSPIRONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

116 105
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

O 116 58
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

A 119 111
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

120 53
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

121 109
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 121 152
KLOR-CON M20 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

121 145
TOPIRAMATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 124 115
GENERLAC 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 124 190
MIDODRINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

124 232
HALOPERIDOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 127 180
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

127 110
FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

129 102
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 P 130 240
RENVELA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

131 177
CEPHALEXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

A 131 77
VALPROIC ACID* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 131 245
RIVASTIGMINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

134 119
GLIPIZIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 134 138
NAPROXEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

136 108
MYRBETRIQ 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 136 121
DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

136 84
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

136 60
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 April 14, 2017.
  • 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.