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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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11,200Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 164 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 72 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

573 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

21% of this provider’s 573 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 573 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$91 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$696K

2014

$978K

2015

$1.02M

2016

Number of Claims

7,405

2014

10,128

2015

11,200

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 578

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

O 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

4 5
METFORMIN HCL 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

5 7
LISINOPRIL 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

6 2
SIMVASTATIN 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

7 6
FUROSEMIDE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

8 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

9 8
ALPRAZOLAM 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

10 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

11 16
LORAZEPAM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

12 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

13 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

14 15
TRAZODONE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

15 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

16 48
GABAPENTIN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

17 10
TRAMADOL HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

O 18 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

19 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

20 27
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 21 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

22 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

23 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

24 11
LYRICA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 63
MELOXICAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

26 32
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O 27 165
IBUPROFEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

28 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

29 30
TIZANIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

30 92
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

31 49
CLONAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 45
WARFARIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 23
ATENOLOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

33 17
PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

35 34
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 36 50
FENTANYL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 O 37 62
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

38 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 51
AZITHROMYCIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A 40 44
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 70
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

42 54
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 39
DIAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 58
ALLOPURINOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 29
BUSPIRONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

46 113
SERTRALINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 21
CELECOXIB 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 120
PROAIR HFA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

49 46
XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 50 93
OXYCODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O 51 64
DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 35
VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

53 37
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 91
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.