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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,052Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 37 providers in this state and specialty

$677K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 37 providers in this state and specialty

441 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

6% of this provider’s 395 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 8%.

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Antibiotics

25% of this provider’s 441 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

64% of this provider’s 441 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$523K

2014

$702K

2015

$677K

2016

Number of Claims

10,351

2014

12,634

2015

12,052

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 989

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

894

prescriptions.

202

patients, 46% of all patients

O 1 4
FUROSEMIDE 679

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

85

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

74

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

76

patients, 17% of all patients

4 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

5 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
OMEPRAZOLE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

7 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

8 13
LISINOPRIL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

9 3
GABAPENTIN 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

10 6
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

O 12 73
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

13 57
MIRTAZAPINE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

14 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

15 8
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O 16 75
CARVEDILOL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

17 23
FENTANYL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O 18 48
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

19 78
LORAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

20 32
CLOPIDOGREL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

21 21
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

21 46
SERTRALINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

23 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

24 15
NYSTOP 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

25 89
ALPRAZOLAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

25 18
TRAMADOL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O 27 22
CLONAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 28 50
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

29 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

31 27
PREDNISONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

32 39
MORPHINE SULFATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

O 33 134
TAMSULOSIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

34 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

35 16
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 88
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

37 87
NYSTATIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

38 90
DULOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

38 36
TRAZODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

40 28
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 P 41 30
RIVASTIGMINE* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

42 119
ELIQUIS 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 70
MYRBETRIQ 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 44 121
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 37
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

45 223
LIDOCAINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

47 59
OXYCODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 47 72
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 53
BREO ELLIPTA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

49 230
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

49 31
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 232
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

52 43
BUMETANIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

54 81
LEVETIRACETAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 55 45
LYRICA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 56 69
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 O 56 245
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

56 40
BUSPIRONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 56 105
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 60 156
RANITIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 61 38
KLOR-CON M20 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

61 145
CEPHALEXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

A 61 77
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. 27, 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.