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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Legal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,266Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 12

$723K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 12

249 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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 avg Average for
this specialty
in Michigan
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 249 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

36% of this provider’s 249 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 23%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 14,848 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

65 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Michigan
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,017 896 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 895 849 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 578 549 3 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 507 455 4 8
SIMVASTATIN 415 352 5 3
LISINOPRIL 390 330 6 4
OMEPRAZOLE 300 281 7 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 274 274 8 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 272 271 9 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 254 199 10 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 252 249 11 25
NAMENDA 244 240 12 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 239 210 13 7
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 235 231 14 30
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 221 211 15 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 221 206 15 21
MIRTAZAPINE 220 193 17 36
GABAPENTIN 204 176 18 14
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 194 187 19 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 189 187 20 40
CARVEDILOL 175 175 21 44
LANTUS 172 167 22 24
LIDODERM 152 148 23 50
SERTRALINE HCL 151 132 24 26
NOVOLOG 147 142 25 51
DIGOXIN 145 145 26 28
ATENOLOL 142 142 27 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 138 127 28 54
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 132 127 29 60
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 130 130 30 61
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 130 105 30 61
FENTANYL 126 116 S2 32 64
ALLOPURINOL 118 118 33 19
GEMFIBROZIL 117 98 34 41
LACTULOSE 116 72 35 67
FAMOTIDINE 112 91 36 68
PREDNISONE 111 104 37 31
CLONIDINE HCL 110 98 38 46
GLIPIZIDE 108 92 39 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 107 107 40 38
NOVOLIN 70-30 106 97 41 69
NYSTATIN 102 101 42 71
SEROQUEL 102 88 42 71
TRANSDERM-SCOP 99 99 44 74
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98 94 45 75
PLAVIX 96 96 46 37
TRAMADOL HCL 90 73 47 18
CLOPIDOGREL 86 86 48 17
TRAZODONE HCL 86 74 48 78
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85 72 50 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 85 73 50 54
ZETIA 84 58 52 41
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 79 79 53 83
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 76 76 54 88
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 76 54 54 88
LYRICA 73 72 56 91
MECLIZINE HCL 72 71 57 92
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 72 72 57 92
RISPERIDONE 72 65 57 92
AMIODARONE HCL 71 71 60 96
HUMALOG 70 62 61 57
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 67 67 62 27
LIDOCAINE HCL 67 65 62 97
FLUOXETINE HCL 66 53 64 101
LEVETIRACETAM 65 52 65 102
DIOVAN 65 65 65 102
BACLOFEN 65 14 65 102
SPIRONOLACTONE 63 63 68 39
LOVASTATIN 61 61 69 12
HUMULIN 70-30 56 56 70 110
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 55 55 71 21
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 55 51 71 65
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 53 53 73 113
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52 42 74 114
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 51 75 117
PRIMIDONE 50 46 76 119
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 50 27 76 119
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 Nov. 9, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.