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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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18,669Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

$920K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 106 out of 2857 providers in this state and specialty

630 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
45% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

15% of this provider’s 286 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

32% of this provider’s 630 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

6% of this provider’s 630 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$957K

2014

$900K

2015

$920K

2016

Number of Claims

22,208

2014

21,422

2015

18,669

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
SIMVASTATIN 1,043

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

121

patients, 19% of all patients

1 6
LISINOPRIL 1,034

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

131

patients, 21% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 913

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

118

patients, 19% of all patients

3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 763

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

4 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 683

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

5 11
METFORMIN HCL 650

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

6 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 541

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

7 3
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

8 110
TAMSULOSIN HCL 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

9 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

10 1
FUROSEMIDE 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

11 9
NIFEDIPINE ER 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

12 107
PROAIR HFA 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

13 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

14 14
VENTOLIN HFA 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

15 37
RANITIDINE HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

15 28
NIFEDICAL XL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

17 199
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

18 178
NAPROXEN 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

19 80
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

20 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

21 16
IBUPROFEN 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

22 36
AZITHROMYCIN 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

147

patients, 23% of all patients

A 22 44
LEVETIRACETAM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

24 94
CLONIDINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

25 83
CLOPIDOGREL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

26 26
HYDRALAZINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

27 75
GLIPIZIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

28 52
AMMONIUM LACTATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 188
CARVEDILOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

30 24
ATENOLOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 17
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

32 73
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 51
GABAPENTIN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

34 10
GEMFIBROZIL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 116
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

36 161
LIDOCAINE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

37 85
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

38 22
PROMETHAZINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

39 125
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

40 30
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

41 65
DONEPEZIL HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

41 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 25
FINASTERIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 77
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 56
KETOCONAZOLE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 181
LOVASTATIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 47 38
RISPERIDONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 49 95
SINGLE USE SWAB 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

50 198
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 333
MEGESTROL ACETATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 52 236
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 12
TRAZODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 31
SPIRIVA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 67
PROPRANOLOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 56 211
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 207
WARFARIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 58 23
NAPROXEN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

58 180
SYMBICORT 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 72
LORAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

61 33
SURE COMFORT* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 62 370
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 62 49
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

64 238
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 65 59
NORVIR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 66 302
ALLOPURINOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 66 29
FAMOTIDINE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 66 81
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 69 68
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 48
OLANZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 71 124
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 71 89
TRAMADOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 73 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 74 4
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 15, 2014.
  • 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.