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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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14,572Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 59 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

965 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

28% of this provider’s 965 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 965 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$82 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$1.07M

2014

$1.2M

2015

$1.2M

2016

Number of Claims

13,181

2014

14,245

2015

14,572

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 671

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

141

patients, 15% of all patients

O 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 540

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

145

patients, 15% of all patients

2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 491

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

131

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

4 1
LISINOPRIL 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

116

patients, 12% of all patients

5 2
METFORMIN HCL 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

6 7
OMEPRAZOLE 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

7 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

8 8
GABAPENTIN 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

9 10
ATENOLOL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

10 17
ALPRAZOLAM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

11 13
CARVEDILOL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

12 24
TRAMADOL HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

O 13 18
SERTRALINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

14 21
FUROSEMIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

14 9
LOVASTATIN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

16 38
PREDNISONE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

16 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

16 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

16 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

20 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

21 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

22 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

23 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

24 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

24 22
LORAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

26 33
MELOXICAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

27 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

27 43
CLONAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

29 45
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 30 165
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

31 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

32 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

33 47
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

34 11
RANITIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

35 28
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

36 82
DIAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

36 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

38 70
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

39 30
METHADONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 O 40 87
OXYCODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O 41 64
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

42 49
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

43 48
AMOXICILLIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

A 43 102
DULOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

45 35
AZITHROMYCIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

A 45 44
IBUPROFEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

45 36
ALLOPURINOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

45 29
PROAIR HFA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

49 46
CLOPIDOGREL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

49 26
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

49 39
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

52 101
FENTANYL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 52 62
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 54 50
ROPINIROLE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

55 96
JANUVIA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 66
TRAZODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

57 31
SYNTHROID 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 53
BACLOFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

59 78
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 59 203
WARFARIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

61 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

A 61 71
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 42
VENTOLIN HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

64 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

65 56
SPIRONOLACTONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

66 69
FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

67 77
TIZANIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

67 92
GEMFIBROZIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

67 116
CEPHALEXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

A 70 79
GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 52
ESTRADIOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 171
ARIPIPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 72 146
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 73
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

74 65
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 May 5, 2016.
  • 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.