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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,000Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 112 providers in this state and specialty

$744K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 112 providers in this state and specialty

423 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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

8% of this provider’s 408 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Antibiotics

30% of this provider’s 423 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 423 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 31%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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

$777K

2014

$826K

2015

$744K

2016

Number of Claims

20,667

2014

16,595

2015

12,000

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 787

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

711

prescriptions.

124

patients, 29% of all patients

1 4
SIMVASTATIN 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

68

patients, 16% of all patients

2 6
NAMENDA XR 381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

3 55
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

4 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

O 5 1
LISINOPRIL 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

6 2
FUROSEMIDE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

7 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

8 13
ALPRAZOLAM 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

9 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

10 47
METFORMIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

11 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

12 3
LORAZEPAM 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

12 33
DULOXETINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

14 34
CLOPIDOGREL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

15 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

16 29
ELIQUIS 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

17 110
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

18 111
SERTRALINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

19 25
GABAPENTIN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

20 12
RISPERIDONE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 21 64
OMEPRAZOLE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

22 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

23 5
GENERLAC 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

<11 24 143
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

25 65
TRAZODONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

26 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

26 38
MIRTAZAPINE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

28 48
TRAMADOL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

O 29 21
MOMETASONE FUROATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 30 197
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

30 16
CARVEDILOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

32 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

33 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

34 46
TORSEMIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 35 152
ATENOLOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

36 19
PAROXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 38 107
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 40
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 40 61
WARFARIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 40 18
MORPHINE SULFATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O 42 194
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 43 37
TRANSDERM-SCOP 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

44 190
NOVOLIN 70-30 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 45 234
FENTANYL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 O 45 92
SYNTHROID 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

47 77
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

48 44
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

49 60
VESICARE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 49 196
BACLOFEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

51 84
CEFTRIAXONE* 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

A 51 185
SSD 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 53 297
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 54 220
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

55 57
MEMANTINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

55 74
LEVOFLOXACIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

A 57 115
CLONAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 58 56
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 59 138
OLANZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P 60 99
ROPINIROLE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 61 101
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 62 28
FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 63 90
LIDOCAINE HCL VISCOUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 63 334
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.