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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,090Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 74 out of 2035

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 2035

295 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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

26% of this provider’s 295 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 10,312 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

38% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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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
IBUPROFEN 439 250 1 43
METFORMIN HCL 437 331 2 9
NEXIUM 338 285 3 51
SIMVASTATIN 330 213 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 325 240 5 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 314 241 6 8
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 297 211 7 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 279 243 8 25
LIDODERM 278 238 9 72
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 261 197 10 6
CRESTOR 252 193 11 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 230 155 12 38
FUROSEMIDE 226 193 13 7
LOVASTATIN 223 186 14 33
SYMBICORT 220 182 15 107
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 219 171 16 123
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 204 41 S3 17 2
VOLTAREN 202 173 18 141
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 191 112 19 60
SPIRIVA 189 148 20 44
LISINOPRIL 187 153 21 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 184 164 22 4
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171 105 23 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 167 154 24 13
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166 129 25 47
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 156 108 26 66
TRICOR 150 96 27 120
CELEBREX 145 110 28 104
GABAPENTIN 143 99 29 14
RANITIDINE HCL 139 71 30 28
JANUVIA 137 116 31 85
PROAIR HFA 136 99 32 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 119 100 33 21
CLOPIDOGREL 117 89 34 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 114 92 35 27
VENTOLIN HFA 109 83 36 80
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109 81 36 15
ACTOPLUS MET 107 55 38 338
ATENOLOL 104 86 39 10
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 98 85 40 173
GLIPIZIDE XL 97 64 41 166
PLAVIX 95 75 42 49
MECLIZINE HCL 90 79 43 147
GEMFIBROZIL 85 61 44 114
WARFARIN SODIUM 83 61 45 11
DIOVAN 81 72 46 76
AMMONIUM LACTATE 80 68 47 155
ALLOPURINOL 80 76 47 34
PROMETHAZINE HCL 79 37 R 49 106
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 79 58 49 88
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78 50 51 32
LANSOPRAZOLE 77 44 52 118
ONGLYZA 75 52 53 252
EXELON 74 74 54 151
AZITHROMYCIN 72 41 55 39
LYRICA 68 54 56 89
AMOXICILLIN 68 35 56 116
AVODART 67 65 58 225
MELOXICAM 65 59 59 56
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 25 59 65
INSULIN SYRINGE 64 33 61 97
KETOCONAZOLE 64 60 61 215
NAPROXEN 63 52 63 92
ATELVIA 62 50 64 164
PEN NEEDLE 61 49 65 100
TRAMADOL HCL 60 45 66 19
DIOVAN HCT 59 57 67 126
BYSTOLIC 59 46 67 108
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58 46 69 63
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57 42 70 17
CALCITRIOL 56 56 71 188
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 55 42 72 191
ALCOHOL SWABS 54 46 73 182
JANUMET 53 46 74 221
CARVEDILOL 50 39 75 22
KOMBIGLYZE XR 50 29 75 480
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. 31, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.