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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,368Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

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

94% 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

2% of this provider’s 483 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

51% of this provider’s 608 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 608 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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

$368K

2014

$1.15M

2015

$1.14M

2016

Number of Claims

7,675

2014

22,129

2015

23,368

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
SIMVASTATIN 1,300

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,142

prescriptions.

165

patients, 27% of all patients

1 6
METFORMIN HCL 1,201

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,061

prescriptions.

145

patients, 24% of all patients

2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 829

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

702

prescriptions.

127

patients, 21% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 800

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

109

patients, 18% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 776

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

5 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 749

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

6 1
ATENOLOL 550

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

7 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 500

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

8 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

9 11
LIDOCAINE 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

10 85
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

11 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

12 20
RANITIDINE HCL 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

13 28
FUROSEMIDE 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

14 9
CARVEDILOL 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

15 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

16 12
CLOPIDOGREL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

17 26
AZITHROMYCIN 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

191

patients, 31% of all patients

A 18 44
IBUPROFEN 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

19 36
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

O 20 4
GABAPENTIN 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

21 10
GLIPIZIDE ER 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

22 106
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

22 177
CRESTOR 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

24 129
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

25 15
VOLTAREN 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

26 145
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

27 56
MELOXICAM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

28 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

29 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

30 19
MECLIZINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

31 154
JANUVIA 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

32 66
TRADJENTA 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

33 156
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

34 22
PROAIR HFA 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

35 46
VENTOLIN HFA 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

36 37
GEMFIBROZIL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

37 116
ZETIA 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

38 97
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

39 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

39 30
NAPROXEN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

41 80
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 42
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

43 151
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

44 51
GLIPIZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 52
ALLOPURINOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 29
TRAMADOL HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

O 47 18
SPIRONOLACTONE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 69
HYDROCORTISONE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

49 175
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 76
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 39
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

52 49
GLIPIZIDE XL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

53 170
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 65
VALSARTAN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 162
ADVAIR DISKUS 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

56 68
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

57 153
GLIMEPIRIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 40
SPIRIVA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

59 67
WARFARIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 23
ALPRAZOLAM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

61 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 43
AMOXICILLIN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

A 63 102
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 157
FENOFIBRATE* 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 132
SERTRALINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 21
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

A 67 71
DICYCLOMINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

67 169
PROCTOZONE-HC 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

69 299
PROMETHAZINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

69 125
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

71 168
LOVASTATIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

72 48
BENICAR HCT 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 344
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

75 161
CELECOXIB 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 120
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

76 115
SYMBICORT 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 72
LIDOCAINE HCL* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

78 264
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 P 80 59
NIFEDIPINE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 81 107
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

81 208
CEPHALEXIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

A 83 79
AMITIZA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

84 202
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

85 312
LINZESS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

85 189
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 87 110
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 88 158
HYDRALAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 88 75
JANUMET 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 90 227
DIGOXIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

91 128
LANTUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 92 86
XARELTO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

92 93
SINGLE USE SWAB 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

92 198
NEXIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

92 183
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

96 174
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

97 73
KETOCONAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

98 181
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 99 105
DONEPEZIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 100 41
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 Jan. 29, 2015.
  • 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.