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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,355Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 2604

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 2604

698 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 698 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 698 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 17,535 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 1,162 958 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 836 724 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 659 579 3 8
SIMVASTATIN 615 470 4 2
LISINOPRIL 598 453 5 3
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 563 513 6 42
OMEPRAZOLE 538 419 7 5
GABAPENTIN 530 370 8 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 512 414 9 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 472 449 10 6
RANITIDINE HCL 426 345 11 25
METFORMIN HCL 391 309 12 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 367 309 13 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 347 311 14 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 296 247 15 9
ATENOLOL 294 260 16 11
SERTRALINE HCL 292 202 17 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 280 251 18 28
FENTANYL 267 218 S2 19 48
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 266 243 20 17
MIRTAZAPINE 261 243 21 52
FAMOTIDINE 249 197 22 68
PAROXETINE HCL 226 148 23 62
LANTUS 206 130 24 40
PREDNISONE 203 191 25 34
CARVEDILOL 187 149 26 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 186 146 27 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182 141 28 10
NAMENDA 172 152 29 37
MELOXICAM 158 116 30 36
CYMBALTA 158 91 30 44
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 151 124 32 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 146 121 33 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 142 119 34 19
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 142 117 34 50
PEN NEEDLE 136 94 36 145
LEVETIRACETAM 133 109 37 96
RISPERIDONE 132 91 38 65
ALLOPURINOL 129 99 39 35
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 119 101 40 84
GLIMEPIRIDE 117 106 41 57
OLANZAPINE 116 96 42 115
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 115 112 43 97
CLOPIDOGREL 114 101 44 39
GLYBURIDE 114 92 R 44 83
SPIRIVA 113 95 46 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 112 67 47 29
TRAMADOL HCL 108 74 48 15
DIGOXIN 107 95 49 71
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 104 84 S2 50 58
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 103 41 R 51 82
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 103 65 51 92
LACTULOSE 95 95 53 108
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 95 53 53 107
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 93 84 55 124
NOVOLIN 70-30 92 74 56 202
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 91 79 57 125
NOVOLOG 90 33 58 89
PLAVIX 89 81 59 75
ADVAIR DISKUS 88 33 60 41
BUMETANIDE 84 71 61 70
NIFEDIPINE ER 83 66 62 121
LOVASTATIN 83 56 62 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 82 33 64 81
CEFUROXIME 80 64 65 221
FLUOXETINE HCL 80 41 65 49
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 61 67 59
KLOR-CON M20 77 48 68 86
TRAZODONE HCL 75 64 69 46
IBUPROFEN 73 18 70 32
TERAZOSIN HCL 70 70 71 129
VENTOLIN HFA 70 24 71 63
LANSOPRAZOLE 70 70 71 137
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 69 48 74 110
CRESTOR 66 39 75 47
VERAPAMIL ER 65 46 76 117
BENAZEPRIL HCL 65 60 76 139
SPIRONOLACTONE 62 33 78 78
MORPHINE SULFATE 60 58 S2 79 140
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59 42 80 21
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 59 44 S3 80 60
BUPROPION HCL SR 58 39 82 158
TAMSULOSIN HCL 57 56 83 30
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 56 38 84 193
LIDODERM 56 54 84 80
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55 46 86 31
SYNTHROID 54 40 87 127
NIASPAN 53 41 88 170
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53 49 88 14
SYMBICORT 53 39 88 105
OXYCODONE HCL 53 48 S2 88 61
NYSTATIN 52 27 92 100
JANUVIA 52 50 92 98
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52 46 92 95
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 52 48 92 122
GEMFIBROZIL 51 35 96 87
PROAIR HFA 51 25 96 27
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 May 19, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.