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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,692Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 358 out of 2604

$486K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 227 out of 2604

515 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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

7% of this provider’s 515 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 515 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 4,504 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

13 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 265 207 1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 248 86 S3 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 240 148 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 229 171 4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 219 151 5 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 142 127 6 9
FUROSEMIDE 140 120 7 8
METFORMIN HCL 140 94 7 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 130 89 9 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 119 99 10 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118 102 11 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 102 85 12 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 94 89 13 6
FAMOTIDINE 88 75 14 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 86 67 15 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 80 62 16 78
GLIMEPIRIDE 79 57 17 57
GABAPENTIN 74 19 18 12
ATENOLOL 74 68 18 11
LANTUS 73 54 20 40
SERTRALINE HCL 73 55 20 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 72 72 22 28
NAMENDA 70 64 23 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58 53 24 29
CARVEDILOL 58 35 24 26
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58 36 24 59
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 58 42 24 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58 50 24 73
BUMETANIDE 54 43 29 70
TRAMADOL HCL 50 22 30 15
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 June 8, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.