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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Surgery

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,892Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 191 providers in this state and specialty

$383K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 191 providers in this state and specialty

418 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

29% of this provider’s 418 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 418 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 41%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%.

Prescription Price

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 4.


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

$343K

2014

$377K

2015

$383K

2016

Number of Claims

4,787

2014

4,718

2015

4,892

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 324

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

77

patients, 18% of all patients

O 1 1
METFORMIN HCL 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

2 9
SIMVASTATIN 152

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

3 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 127

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

4 6
LISINOPRIL 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

5 7
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

6 69
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

7 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

8 33
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

9 4
IBUPROFEN 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

10 24
ALPRAZOLAM 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

11 11
FUROSEMIDE 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

12 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

12 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

14 36
ATENOLOL 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

15 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

16 20
RANITIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

17 12
GLIPIZIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

18 86
GABAPENTIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

19 5
CLOPIDOGREL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

20 18
ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

21 32
CAPTOPRIL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

22 99
GLIPIZIDE XL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

23 102
OMEPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

24 2
LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

24 104
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. 24, 2018.
  • 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.