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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,835Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 139

$911K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 139

394 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
32%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

20% of this provider’s 394 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

55% of this provider’s 394 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 29%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 3,422 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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 1,681 328 S3 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 461 187 2 3
METHADONE HCL 339 12 S2 3 66
METFORMIN HCL 313 118 4 8
OMEPRAZOLE 305 55 5 5
GABAPENTIN 288 20 6 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 222 56 7 4
LISINOPRIL 219 67 8 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 213 64 9 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 195 28 10 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 187 68 11 9
ATENOLOL 182 84 12 18
BENAZEPRIL HCL 178 46 13 167
IBUPROFEN 174 33 14 20
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161 40 15 171
ADVAIR DISKUS 146 36 16 24
RANITIDINE HCL 143 41 17 15
SUBOXONE 143 0 17 127
OPANA ER 140 0 S2 19 79
PROAIR HFA 134 51 20 10
AZITHROMYCIN 134 38 20 40
CYMBALTA 126 0 22 57
WARFARIN SODIUM 122 52 23 16
OXYCODONE HCL 116 0 S2 24 17
TRAMADOL HCL 115 0 25 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 112 82 26 12
LYRICA 105 14 27 82
SPIRIVA 105 23 27 45
GLYBURIDE 103 52 R 29 71
CLOPIDOGREL 102 56 30 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 18 30 11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 100 0 R 32 39
LANTUS 98 17 33 35
NEXIUM 92 14 34 49
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87 21 35 46
VENTOLIN HFA 86 15 36 44
FUROSEMIDE 85 58 37 7
INSULIN SYRINGE 82 25 38 91
PLAVIX 79 46 39 52
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 77 11 S2 40 69
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 75 0 41 189
TOPIRAMATE 74 35 42 151
ROPINIROLE HCL 73 15 43 100
LANSOPRAZOLE 71 48 44 196
ALLOPURINOL 70 46 45 51
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 69 34 46 23
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 68 0 S2 47 187
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 25 47 25
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 67 15 49 114
TRAZODONE HCL 65 13 50 56
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 24 51 93
SERTRALINE HCL 63 31 52 29
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 60 27 53 50
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59 21 54 42
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59 25 54 53
CLONIDINE HCL 57 0 56 21
CARISOPRODOL 54 13 R 57 14
FLUCONAZOLE 52 0 58 128
ABILIFY 51 0 59 112
LIDODERM 50 0 60 47
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50 0 60 59
PROMETHAZINE HCL 50 0 R 60 90
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 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.