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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,122Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 2604

$923K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 2604

520 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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

9% of this provider’s 520 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

41% of this provider’s 520 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 10,125 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% 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

33 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 1,305 525 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 633 385 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 632 437 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 541 304 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 493 374 5 4
FUROSEMIDE 453 386 6 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 437 354 7 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 395 230 8 6
GABAPENTIN 343 124 9 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 288 258 10 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 285 181 11 14
METFORMIN HCL 273 211 12 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 249 139 13 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 235 130 14 10
PROAIR HFA 232 44 15 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 203 116 16 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 193 188 17 28
SERTRALINE HCL 158 82 18 23
SPIRIVA 151 46 19 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 150 125 20 38
RANITIDINE HCL 146 55 21 25
CARVEDILOL 144 85 22 26
CYMBALTA 139 30 23 44
FAMOTIDINE 136 73 24 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 133 109 25 30
IBUPROFEN 132 45 26 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 131 118 27 16
CLOPIDOGREL 131 94 27 39
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 125 56 29 112
GLYBURIDE 122 93 R 30 83
DIGOXIN 121 115 31 71
ALLOPURINOL 116 87 32 35
FENTANYL 116 109 S2 32 48
VENTOLIN HFA 113 33 34 63
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 112 52 35 66
MIRTAZAPINE 112 79 35 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111 81 37 64
ATENOLOL 107 78 38 11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 107 12 R 38 43
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 101 80 40 92
ADVAIR DISKUS 94 38 41 41
NAMENDA 94 94 41 37
LANTUS 94 48 41 40
PLAVIX 88 73 44 75
GEMFIBROZIL 86 25 45 87
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84 52 46 59
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84 57 46 20
LIDODERM 83 55 48 80
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 83 54 48 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 82 46 50 81
JANUVIA 81 40 51 98
NAPROXEN 80 22 52 76
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 80 32 52 193
GLIPIZIDE 79 62 54 51
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 78 44 55 50
SYMBICORT 76 20 56 105
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 76 59 56 42
QVAR 74 13 58 151
OXYCONTIN 74 15 S2 58 128
SPIRONOLACTONE 73 24 60 78
CARISOPRODOL 72 0 R 61 54
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 72 49 61 110
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69 62 63 29
TRAMADOL HCL 67 18 64 15
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 66 39 S3 65 60
CEFUROXIME 65 42 66 221
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 64 40 67 237
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62 34 68 31
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60 32 69 125
LOVASTATIN 59 29 70 24
CEPHALEXIN 57 29 71 74
DIOVAN 55 41 72 123
TRAZODONE HCL 55 22 72 46
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 53 25 74 174
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52 20 75 107
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.