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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,114Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 81 out of 2604

$696K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 79 out of 2604

577 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%Patients 65 Years and Older
48% 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

4% of this provider’s 577 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 577 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 6,269 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

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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
LISINOPRIL 468 256 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 465 270 2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 428 156 S3 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 372 145 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 349 247 5 4
METFORMIN HCL 314 153 6 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 284 175 7 10
ATENOLOL 275 199 8 11
FUROSEMIDE 230 155 9 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210 139 10 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 161 143 11 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 145 91 12 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 141 98 13 19
CYMBALTA 137 30 14 44
CRESTOR 132 83 15 47
GABAPENTIN 131 76 16 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 129 98 17 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 122 94 18 16
TRAMADOL HCL 113 56 19 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 110 90 20 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 108 95 21 30
CLONIDINE HCL 107 54 22 56
FENOFIBRATE 105 55 23 69
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 103 95 24 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 98 65 25 14
TRAZODONE HCL 98 33 25 46
ALLOPURINOL 96 54 27 35
MELOXICAM 86 49 28 36
AZITHROMYCIN 84 53 29 33
PROAIR HFA 81 15 30 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 79 66 31 20
ADVAIR DISKUS 79 51 31 41
CARVEDILOL 79 64 31 26
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79 18 R 31 82
IBUPROFEN 77 22 35 32
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77 31 35 84
SERTRALINE HCL 71 49 37 23
SPIRIVA 71 21 37 45
PROPRANOLOL HCL 70 44 39 154
FAMOTIDINE 70 20 39 68
LANTUS 66 22 41 40
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 64 49 42 135
VERAPAMIL ER 60 55 43 117
ACTOS 59 32 44 116
DONEPEZIL HCL 55 43 45 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55 43 45 38
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 50 47 77
CLOPIDOGREL 54 42 47 39
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 53 38 49 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52 42 50 21
PAROXETINE HCL 51 27 51 62
ALPRAZOLAM 51 48 51 119
BUPROPION HCL SR 50 16 53 158
SPIRONOLACTONE 50 28 53 78
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 Dec. 13, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.