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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,282Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 2604

$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 2604

625 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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

11% of this provider’s 625 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 19,599 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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 1,235 977 1 2
METFORMIN HCL 1,158 924 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 929 732 3 5
LISINOPRIL 831 600 4 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 621 502 5 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 543 404 6 6
ATENOLOL 517 447 7 11
CRESTOR 475 347 8 47
TRAMADOL HCL 407 311 9 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 397 283 10 4
JANUVIA 379 305 11 98
AZITHROMYCIN 372 280 12 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 364 334 13 29
NEXIUM 361 288 14 53
FUROSEMIDE 339 257 15 8
IBUPROFEN 338 281 16 32
RANITIDINE HCL 330 285 17 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 314 236 18 19
GLIPIZIDE XL 311 188 19 144
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 292 248 20 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 261 210 21 10
CARVEDILOL 261 159 21 26
CLOPIDOGREL 260 203 23 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 252 208 24 22
PROAIR HFA 245 145 25 27
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 240 184 S3 26 1
PROMETHAZINE HCL 227 163 R 27 88
PLAVIX 217 156 28 75
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 209 118 29 31
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 203 157 30 55
TAMSULOSIN HCL 202 201 31 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 200 165 32 20
GABAPENTIN 189 156 33 12
DIOVAN 183 169 34 123
LIDODERM 183 158 34 80
GLIPIZIDE ER 182 153 36 134
GEMFIBROZIL 181 116 37 87
WARFARIN SODIUM 178 132 38 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 176 101 39 16
MECLIZINE HCL 169 144 40 155
VENTOLIN HFA 166 128 41 63
DIOVAN HCT 165 154 42 205
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 158 115 43 50
LANTUS 156 107 44 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154 147 45 77
ZETIA 149 138 46 94
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 149 122 46 21
ADVAIR DISKUS 143 131 48 41
GLYBURIDE 142 127 R 49 83
NAPROXEN 140 92 50 76
CELEBREX 139 139 51 114
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 136 121 52 112
ALCOHOL SWABS 134 99 53 279
TRICOR 132 107 54 132
GLIPIZIDE 131 84 55 51
MELOXICAM 127 126 56 36
LIPITOR 123 111 57 225
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 118 85 58 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 117 79 59 14
PROCTOZONE-HC 117 102 59 346
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 115 109 61 156
LIDOCAINE 112 96 62 152
DONEPEZIL HCL 111 106 63 28
AMOXICILLIN 108 80 64 99
SPIRIVA 103 67 65 45
LYRICA 103 82 65 79
LOVASTATIN 102 71 67 24
ACTOS 100 73 68 116
FLUOCINONIDE 100 71 68 288
EASY TOUCH 92 56 70 283
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 88 50 R 71 43
TRILIPIX 85 67 72 270
SPIRONOLACTONE 85 43 72 78
ALLOPURINOL 84 79 74 35
FENOFIBRATE 83 36 75 69
SERTRALINE HCL 80 25 76 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78 55 77 59
MUPIROCIN 76 57 78 204
VYTORIN 75 63 79 302
SINGULAIR 75 58 79 120
BENICAR HCT 74 60 81 372
HYDRALAZINE HCL 74 60 81 85
LANSOPRAZOLE 74 40 81 137
KETOCONAZOLE 69 59 84 197
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 69 63 84 210
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67 35 86 73
EVISTA 66 61 87 130
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65 28 88 64
AVELOX 65 57 88 316
NITROSTAT 65 61 88 241
SINGLE USE SWAB 64 62 91 221
LOVAZA 63 50 92 146
INSULIN SYRINGE 61 49 93 109
SYMBICORT 61 35 93 105
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60 47 95 213
COLCRYS 60 26 95 232
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60 52 95 42
LEVOFLOXACIN 59 48 98 113
NOVOLOG 59 42 98 89
PROCTOSOL-HC 59 58 98 461
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 59 48 R 98 387
HYDROCORTISONE 57 52 102 161
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55 51 R 103 82
GLIMEPIRIDE 55 55 103 57
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 54 48 105 271
NIFEDIAC CC 52 40 106 294
BENICAR 51 36 107 290
AVODART 51 51 107 252
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 49 109 125
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 50 45 109 138
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.