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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,218Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 64 out of 2604

$762K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 2604

441 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
36%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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

9% of this provider’s 441 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 441 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 6,186 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$62 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
SIMVASTATIN 516 211 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 418 156 2 4
METFORMIN HCL 344 188 3 7
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 321 198 4 29
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 295 120 S3 5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 261 149 6 5
FUROSEMIDE 253 166 7 8
LISINOPRIL 227 95 8 3
FENOFIBRATE 220 56 9 69
DONEPEZIL HCL 200 163 10 28
FAMOTIDINE 181 106 11 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 175 80 12 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 174 82 13 9
NAMENDA 174 138 13 37
GABAPENTIN 174 87 13 12
JANUVIA 172 103 16 98
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 162 122 17 16
ATENOLOL 156 41 18 11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 152 83 19 50
ALLOPURINOL 144 106 20 35
FINASTERIDE 128 38 21 103
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 127 99 22 264
TRAMADOL HCL 124 76 23 15
LANTUS 120 65 24 40
LEVETIRACETAM 118 36 25 96
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 116 67 26 42
MELOXICAM 105 76 27 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 102 53 28 66
SERTRALINE HCL 101 69 29 23
CARVEDILOL 90 45 30 26
TERBINAFINE HCL 88 26 31 412
NOVOLOG 87 56 32 89
SINGULAIR 86 32 33 120
PROAIR HFA 82 40 34 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 80 33 35 81
CLOPIDOGREL 80 43 35 39
PAROXETINE HCL 77 33 37 62
LOVASTATIN 77 0 37 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 77 54 37 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 75 64 40 18
KETOCONAZOLE 74 41 41 197
PREDNISONE 71 30 42 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 68 34 43 6
GLIMEPIRIDE 67 44 44 57
IBUPROFEN 66 30 45 32
RISPERIDONE 65 47 46 65
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 65 12 46 122
MIRTAZAPINE 63 56 48 52
NEXIUM 61 24 49 53
PLAVIX 61 34 49 75
SYMBICORT 61 38 49 105
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 60 39 52 93
TRAZODONE HCL 59 31 53 46
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 58 57 54 259
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 25 54 10
CYMBALTA 55 27 56 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55 14 56 21
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 54 27 58 271
SEROQUEL XR 54 30 58 236
CILOSTAZOL 54 26 58 193
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54 13 R 58 82
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52 20 62 31
SEROQUEL 51 30 63 149
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. 20, 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.