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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,647Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 2604

$581K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 130 out of 2604

373 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
27%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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

7% of this provider’s 373 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

77% of this provider’s 373 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

7% of this provider’s 4,329 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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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 1,928 491 S3 1 1
PROMETHAZINE HCL 596 151 R 2 88
OMEPRAZOLE 354 127 3 5
LISINOPRIL 318 81 4 3
PIROXICAM 297 71 10 5 273
PROAIR HFA 296 109 6 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 277 142 7 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 275 112 8 9
CEPHALEXIN 271 81 9 74
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 267 132 S3 10 60
GABAPENTIN 255 64 11 12
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 243 34 R 12 43
SIMVASTATIN 236 82 13 2
RANITIDINE HCL 236 52 13 25
METFORMIN HCL 214 48 15 7
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 194 56 16 50
FUROSEMIDE 185 96 17 8
GLIPIZIDE 179 56 18 51
CARISOPRODOL 176 0 R 19 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159 52 20 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 156 74 21 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 144 90 22 4
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 143 45 R 23 82
TRAZODONE HCL 137 30 24 46
ALLOPURINOL 135 68 25 35
CLONIDINE HCL 133 62 26 56
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 131 44 27 210
IBUPROFEN 128 37 28 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 119 61 29 38
TRAMADOL HCL 107 25 30 15
ADVAIR DISKUS 107 31 30 41
CLOPIDOGREL 97 44 32 39
CYMBALTA 92 13 33 44
NEXIUM 91 30 34 53
CARVEDILOL 88 38 35 26
TIZANIDINE HCL 82 31 36 161
SULINDAC 79 32 37 356
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 44 37 59
FLUOXETINE HCL 79 17 37 49
CLEMASTINE FUMARATE 76 35 R 40 316
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 74 27 41 55
PREDNISONE 73 0 42 34
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71 0 43 107
SPIRIVA 69 38 44 45
VENTOLIN HFA 69 28 44 63
NITROSTAT 67 28 46 241
ATENOLOL 67 16 46 11
BUMETANIDE 63 29 48 70
PLAVIX 62 34 49 75
NIFEDIPINE ER 60 0 50 121
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 58 0 R 51 293
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 22 51 22
INSULIN SYRINGE 58 18 51 109
FLUCONAZOLE 58 12 51 160
LIDODERM 55 0 55 80
LYRICA 54 18 56 79
TAMSULOSIN HCL 54 17 56 30
SURE COMFORT 53 14 58 238
NAPROXEN 53 12 58 76
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53 18 58 92
KETOCONAZOLE 50 12 61 197
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. 5, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.