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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,825Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 326

$402K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 326

390 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
28% 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

4% of this provider’s 390 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 390 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 7,591 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $104 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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 421 382 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 418 407 2 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 331 316 3 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 312 306 4 4
FUROSEMIDE 310 310 5 7
LISINOPRIL 256 250 6 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 203 203 7 14
PREDNISONE 201 195 8 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184 177 9 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 162 162 10 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 157 153 11 11
TRAMADOL HCL 142 141 12 28
AZITHROMYCIN 132 125 13 54
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 130 130 14 6
GABAPENTIN 123 120 15 17
CARVEDILOL 118 116 16 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 110 109 S3 17 1
ALLOPURINOL 100 96 18 44
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 95 95 19 8
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94 82 20 52
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 91 88 21 84
METFORMIN HCL 91 88 21 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 91 90 21 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 85 81 24 21
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 83 83 25 127
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 82 26 57
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73 70 27 22
LANTUS 72 72 28 56
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 68 28 75
RANITIDINE HCL 66 66 30 43
ADVAIR DISKUS 61 61 31 80
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58 58 32 30
DETROL LA 58 58 32 208
TAMSULOSIN HCL 56 56 34 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 56 56 34 34
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52 52 36 174
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 April 10, 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.