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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,616Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 112 providers in this state and specialty

$459K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 112 providers in this state and specialty

288 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

69% of this provider’s 288 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 288 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 31%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$336K

2014

$367K

2015

$459K

2016

Number of Claims

7,151

2014

7,810

2015

8,616

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 445

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

65

patients, 23% of all patients

1 5
LISINOPRIL 396

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

81

patients, 28% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 347

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

66

patients, 23% of all patients

3 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

57

patients, 20% of all patients

O 4 1
METFORMIN HCL 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

5 9
CEPHALEXIN 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

104

patients, 36% of all patients

A 6 58
ALPRAZOLAM 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

49

patients, 17% of all patients

6 8
OMEPRAZOLE 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

48

patients, 17% of all patients

8 10
ATENOLOL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

9 32
FUROSEMIDE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

10 7
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

89

patients, 31% of all patients

A 11 52
CITALOPRAM HBR 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

12 38
PENICILLIN V POTASSIUM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

59

patients, 20% of all patients

A 13 228
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

61

patients, 21% of all patients

A 14 93
TRAZODONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

15 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

16 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

17 22
AMOXICILLIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

70

patients, 24% of all patients

A 18 81
DIAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

18 67
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

20 3
LYRICA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

20 68
PREDNISONE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

22 51
GLIPIZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

23 53
CLOPIDOGREL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

23 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

25 18
TRAMADOL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

O 26 21
FAMOTIDINE* 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

27 90
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

28 11
DULOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

29 34
RANITIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

30 15
IBUPROFEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

31 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

32 44
SIMVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

33 6
GABAPENTIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

33 12
LORAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

35 33
VENTOLIN HFA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

36 30
CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 37 56
PROAIR HFA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

37 24
MELOXICAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

39 45
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O 40 75
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 40 46
SUCRALFATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

40 225
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 O 43 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 43 39
CARVEDILOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 45 23
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

46 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

46 14
JANUMET 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 46 324
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 49 334
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. 13, 2011.
  • 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.