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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,231Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 49 out of 2604

$968K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 2604

481 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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
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this specialty
in Michigan
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 481 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 481 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 7,511 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

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 574 284 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 550 380 2 4
LISINOPRIL 405 290 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 373 235 4 5
FUROSEMIDE 309 203 5 8
SIMVASTATIN 284 162 6 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 272 206 7 6
GABAPENTIN 250 134 8 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 248 185 9 16
METFORMIN HCL 233 125 10 7
TRAZODONE HCL 210 114 11 46
RANITIDINE HCL 206 78 12 25
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 184 75 13 42
ATENOLOL 180 98 14 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 167 157 15 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 160 133 16 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157 74 17 10
FENTANYL 148 83 S2 18 48
CITALOPRAM HBR 135 79 19 18
BACLOFEN 129 28 20 101
PREDNISONE 128 91 21 34
SERTRALINE HCL 121 72 22 23
LANTUS 116 81 23 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 115 60 24 13
CYMBALTA 114 56 25 44
INSULIN SYRINGE 113 64 26 109
TRAMADOL HCL 112 78 27 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 107 61 28 17
ADVAIR DISKUS 103 72 29 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 94 79 30 73
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 92 18 R 31 43
CLONIDINE HCL 90 58 32 56
NEXIUM 89 28 33 53
OXYCODONE HCL 86 27 S2 34 61
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 86 55 34 84
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85 56 36 64
OXYCONTIN 85 0 S2 36 128
ALLOPURINOL 82 55 38 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79 63 39 29
CARVEDILOL 77 59 40 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 75 40 41 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74 59 42 38
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 72 33 43 135
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 71 14 S2 44 58
RISPERIDONE 69 52 45 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 69 36 45 49
BUMETANIDE 67 57 47 70
NAMENDA 65 65 48 37
DICYCLOMINE HCL 65 0 48 201
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63 54 50 97
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 62 35 51 181
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 61 0 S2 52 175
GLIPIZIDE 60 31 53 51
ACTOS 60 27 53 116
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59 35 55 92
DILANTIN 58 20 56 362
NOVOLOG 58 26 56 89
CLOPIDOGREL 56 36 58 39
VENTOLIN HFA 56 27 58 63
GEMFIBROZIL 55 0 60 87
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 55 42 60 19
GLYBURIDE 55 43 R 60 83
IBUPROFEN 54 19 63 32
DIOVAN 54 45 63 123
TOPIRAMATE 54 35 63 143
FAMOTIDINE 53 26 66 68
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51 38 67 154
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. 25, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.