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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,779Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 2604

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 2604

619 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53%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

10% of this provider’s 619 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

37% of this provider’s 619 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 9,099 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 932 369 1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 860 212 S3 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 600 303 3 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 553 170 4 10
SIMVASTATIN 527 283 5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 506 259 6 5
METFORMIN HCL 498 286 7 7
IBUPROFEN 410 198 8 32
ADVAIR DISKUS 364 185 9 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 347 218 10 9
PROAIR HFA 342 137 11 27
FUROSEMIDE 314 199 12 8
LIDODERM 310 233 13 80
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 300 154 14 21
SPIRIVA 281 139 15 45
TRAMADOL HCL 278 137 16 15
GABAPENTIN 272 125 17 12
NEXIUM 267 122 18 53
CARISOPRODOL 264 13 R 19 54
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 234 156 20 16
RANITIDINE HCL 229 127 21 25
OXYCODONE HCL 216 24 S2 22 61
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 194 62 R 23 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 191 78 24 31
AMMONIUM LACTATE 187 93 25 215
VENTOLIN HFA 177 69 26 63
NAPROXEN 169 62 27 76
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 166 136 28 38
AZITHROMYCIN 162 70 29 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 147 93 30 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 144 131 31 29
NAMENDA 142 142 32 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 141 139 33 28
ATENOLOL 138 49 34 11
PROMETHAZINE HCL 135 46 R 35 88
TAMSULOSIN HCL 130 117 36 30
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 129 106 37 4
CLOPIDOGREL 126 97 38 39
CLONIDINE HCL 121 29 39 56
CELEBREX 112 86 40 114
NASONEX 104 45 41 223
VOLTAREN 101 58 42 148
CARVEDILOL 96 62 43 26
LANTUS 95 48 44 40
CRESTOR 95 52 44 47
GLYBURIDE 93 22 R 46 83
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92 58 47 20
SERTRALINE HCL 91 46 48 23
AMOXICILLIN 87 34 49 99
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 87 57 49 55
LYRICA 86 38 51 79
CILOSTAZOL 82 64 52 193
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 51 52 22
CYMBALTA 81 11 54 44
GLIPIZIDE 78 0 55 51
HYDRALAZINE HCL 78 54 55 85
PLAVIX 76 48 57 75
WARFARIN SODIUM 76 45 57 13
ZOVIRAX 75 57 59 368
JANUVIA 72 31 60 98
CEPHALEXIN 70 28 61 74
LIDOCAINE 69 46 62 152
SYMBICORT 69 25 62 105
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 68 32 64 195
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63 36 65 73
ACTOS 62 42 66 116
FAMOTIDINE 61 50 67 68
NITROSTAT 61 32 67 241
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60 25 69 50
BUSPIRONE HCL 59 0 70 168
SPIRONOLACTONE 59 40 70 78
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58 0 72 66
PAROXETINE HCL 57 42 73 62
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 57 44 S3 73 60
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57 49 73 92
CITALOPRAM HBR 56 34 76 18
TRICOR 56 27 76 132
SINGULAIR 55 32 78 120
FLUOXETINE HCL 53 12 79 49
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 53 35 R 79 180
SURE COMFORT 52 12 81 238
MECLIZINE HCL 52 29 81 155
GEMFIBROZIL 51 18 83 87
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 Jan. 18, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.