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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,177Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 2035

$2.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 2035

489 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

12% of this provider’s 489 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 26,080 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

55% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$82 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

58 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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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
BYSTOLIC 2,252 2,081 10 1 108
ATELVIA 975 893 2 164
CRESTOR 932 836 3 41
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 897 869 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 826 770 5 5
RANITIDINE HCL 743 657 6 28
LOVAZA 660 636 7 137
SIMVASTATIN 634 601 8 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 603 552 9 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 565 539 10 13
NEXIUM 564 520 11 51
NIASPAN 509 476 12 165
LIDODERM 407 390 13 72
ANTARA 370 348 10 14 295
TRICOR 365 336 15 120
METFORMIN HCL 363 322 16 9
FENOFIBRATE 362 322 17 82
CELEBREX 353 324 18 104
DIOVAN HCT 349 323 19 126
INDAPAMIDE 345 326 20 169
TRILIPIX 337 295 21 244
ZETIA 313 313 22 84
TRAMADOL HCL 311 281 23 19
AZITHROMYCIN 309 274 24 39
JANUVIA 297 265 25 85
BENICAR HCT 292 276 26 201
FUROSEMIDE 286 252 27 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 278 275 28 25
LIPITOR 266 266 29 134
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 263 242 30 47
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 258 238 31 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 234 215 32 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 229 206 33 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 229 182 S3 33 2
ACTOS 226 211 35 124
SPIRONOLACTONE 200 197 36 65
DIOVAN 197 196 37 76
CLONIDINE HCL 188 181 38 61
CLOPIDOGREL 188 180 38 30
NAMENDA 183 183 40 37
SINGLE USE SWAB 180 166 41 163
EFFIENT 175 175 42 358
VOLTAREN 175 159 42 141
BENICAR 174 161 44 185
TEKTURNA 161 161 45 283
SERTRALINE HCL 157 141 46 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 157 144 46 11
PLAVIX 148 146 48 49
EVISTA 142 142 49 136
HYDROCORTISONE 131 120 50 156
LIDOCAINE HCL 130 126 51 205
ENABLEX 129 117 52 306
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 128 117 53 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 126 114 54 21
PROCTOSOL-HC 114 114 55 222
EXFORGE 113 113 56 319
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 112 102 57 77
NASONEX 107 99 58 207
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 106 105 59 48
SINGULAIR 104 97 60 119
JANUMET 103 98 61 221
ALLOPURINOL 99 99 62 34
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 99 90 R 62 247
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 97 81 64 8
ADVAIR DISKUS 93 93 65 38
HYDRALAZINE HCL 91 91 66 45
COLCRYS 89 89 67 186
ALCOHOL SWABS 89 70 67 182
LACTULOSE 88 84 69 96
XARELTO 88 80 69 360
AVELOX 86 80 71 263
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 85 78 R 72 139
MELOXICAM 83 69 73 56
PREDNISONE 83 71 73 36
INSULIN SYRINGE 81 72 75 97
SYMBICORT 79 66 76 107
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 78 71 77 254
LYRICA 78 78 77 89
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76 66 79 63
AMIODARONE HCL 76 76 79 171
GLIMEPIRIDE 75 73 81 55
URSODIOL 74 74 82 313
EXELON 74 73 82 151
METFORMIN HCL ER 73 73 84 78
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 72 71 85 220
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 68 68 86 122
GABAPENTIN 68 45 86 14
VENTOLIN HFA 67 54 88 80
GLIPIZIDE 66 65 89 54
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65 44 90 42
SPIRIVA 65 65 90 44
SOTALOL 64 62 92 339
NITROSTAT 64 63 92 167
PATADAY 62 61 94 372
TEKTURNA HCT 62 62 94 384
LIDOCAINE 61 60 96 206
RISPERIDONE 61 57 96 68
AZOR 60 59 98 356
LEXAPRO 60 59 98 260
LIVALO 59 57 100 444
PATANOL 59 59 100 233
GLIPIZIDE ER 58 55 102 131
MECLIZINE HCL 57 55 103 147
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 53 104 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 54 42 105 20
MUPIROCIN 53 41 106 275
ATROVENT HFA 52 39 107 292
GLIPIZIDE XL 51 50 108 166
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50 46 109 187
LANTUS 50 50 109 40
PRANDIN 50 49 109 303
NATEGLINIDE 50 50 109 388
VYTORIN 50 50 109 240
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 Sept. 20, 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.