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Prescriber Checkup

MICHAEL POPOFF DO

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,477Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 2604

$1.67M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 2604

265 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
31%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

75% of this provider’s 265 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

9% of this provider’s 7,312 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

37% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$86 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

74 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 749 219 S3 1 1
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 606 244 S3 2 60
INDOMETHACIN 562 179 R 10 3 176
LIDODERM 515 163 4 80
CARISOPRODOL 424 88 R 5 54
NEXIUM 411 147 6 53
NAMENDA 395 240 7 37
PROAIR HFA 363 133 8 27
VENTOLIN HFA 348 90 9 63
PROMETHAZINE HCL 341 94 R 10 88
ATENOLOL 330 96 11 11
SIMVASTATIN 327 91 12 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 317 121 13 16
LISINOPRIL 312 87 14 3
DESOXIMETASONE 312 111 14 200
DONEPEZIL HCL 295 179 16 28
PLAVIX 291 164 17 75
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 277 96 18 6
LYRICA 273 68 19 79
ABILIFY 263 70 20 130
RANITIDINE HCL 258 134 21 25
PROMETHAZINE VC 243 105 R 10 22 268
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242 74 23 10
CLOPIDOGREL 240 121 24 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 234 140 25 29
CEPHALEXIN 219 64 26 74
ADVAIR DISKUS 205 52 27 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 200 67 28 19
CYMBALTA 199 62 29 44
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 198 100 30 9
TRAMADOL HCL 198 42 30 15
METFORMIN HCL 192 95 32 7
SPIRIVA 180 45 33 45
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 172 59 34 348
PENNSAID 162 60 35 354
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 156 38 36 208
FUROSEMIDE 154 64 37 8
CLONIDINE HCL 151 36 38 56
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 145 75 39 50
CILOSTAZOL 143 61 40 193
COMBIVENT 141 44 41 169
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 138 49 42 21
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 136 23 R 43 43
XOPENEX HFA 132 52 44 363
VESICARE 123 85 45 187
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 122 36 R 46 377
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 121 41 R 47 278
VERAPAMIL ER 118 64 48 117
METHOCARBAMOL 115 13 R 49 153
CRESTOR 113 69 50 47
FLECTOR 113 60 50 348
IBUPROFEN 107 0 52 32
LOVAZA 105 32 53 146
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 105 38 53 20
CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE 100 32 55 353
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 95 50 56 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 94 49 57 38
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 94 57 57 93
ALLOPURINOL 93 19 59 35
SINGLE USE SWAB 90 37 60 221
JANUVIA 89 27 61 98
ZETIA 89 35 61 94
ORPHENADRINE COMPOUND FORTE 87 18 R 10 63 413
LACTULOSE 81 45 64 108
LUNESTA 81 42 64 422
FLUCONAZOLE 79 12 66 160
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 75 53 67 427
DIGOXIN 72 46 68 71
ATROVENT HFA 69 17 69 287
MELOXICAM 68 31 70 36
VOLTAREN 68 40 70 148
GABAPENTIN 68 23 70 12
MEGESTROL ACETATE 67 23 R 73 249
PENICILLIN V POTASSIUM 66 17 74 441
AVODART 66 31 74 252
CELEBREX 66 24 74 114
MUPIROCIN 65 17 77 204
AMOXICILLIN 65 20 77 99
METAXALONE 63 18 R 79 384
OMEPRAZOLE 62 23 80 5
DIOVAN HCT 62 31 80 205
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 59 14 82 4
LANTUS 59 36 82 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 30 82 77
SINGULAIR 59 23 82 120
NIFEDICAL XL 57 24 86 245
SYMBICORT 56 32 87 105
DETROL LA 55 19 88 219
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 54 0 89 274
FLUOXETINE HCL 54 18 89 49
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 21 91 284
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 24 91 59
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 Sept. 14, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.