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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,056Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 2604

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 2604

868 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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 868 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 868 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 15,678 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

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 757 634 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 716 630 2 2
LISINOPRIL 558 496 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 531 434 4 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 448 268 S3 5 1
FUROSEMIDE 424 383 6 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 404 377 7 13
METFORMIN HCL 382 298 8 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 343 304 9 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 330 282 10 18
BUMETANIDE 323 249 11 70
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 308 285 12 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 274 234 13 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 267 239 14 16
GABAPENTIN 260 199 15 12
TRAMADOL HCL 252 212 16 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 251 195 17 19
NAMENDA 229 229 18 37
SERTRALINE HCL 227 175 19 23
FENTANYL 213 187 S2 20 48
FAMOTIDINE 204 150 21 68
DONEPEZIL HCL 203 195 22 28
CEPHALEXIN 199 168 23 74
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 190 137 24 17
CARVEDILOL 183 170 25 26
LANTUS 181 130 26 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159 140 27 10
ATENOLOL 159 138 27 11
MIRTAZAPINE 157 129 29 52
ALLOPURINOL 150 147 30 35
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 145 78 S2 31 147
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 134 119 32 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132 115 33 22
TRAZODONE HCL 131 76 34 46
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 130 76 35 38
LATANOPROST 130 115 35 184
EXELON 121 121 37 150
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 121 82 37 21
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 117 107 39 59
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 115 95 40 110
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114 86 41 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 106 97 42 30
CYMBALTA 104 89 43 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 100 91 44 31
LOVASTATIN 97 91 45 24
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 96 73 46 42
CLOPIDOGREL 94 77 47 39
KLOR-CON M20 88 74 48 86
PREDNISONE 83 68 49 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 83 82 49 73
DIGOXIN 82 82 51 71
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 82 76 51 107
PAROXETINE HCL 81 72 53 62
RANITIDINE HCL 80 53 54 25
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 79 73 55 93
RISPERIDONE 78 63 56 65
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 75 75 57 124
NYSTOP 72 55 58 163
DIOVAN 72 57 58 123
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 70 56 60 66
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70 45 60 84
ROPINIROLE HCL 69 62 62 102
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 68 63 77
NYSTATIN 66 54 64 100
FLUOXETINE HCL 66 61 64 49
AZITHROMYCIN 65 54 66 33
PEN NEEDLE 65 51 66 145
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 65 66 78
ZETIA 65 39 66 94
OLANZAPINE 64 61 70 115
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62 52 71 50
GLIPIZIDE 62 61 71 51
NOVOLIN R 61 44 73 261
PLAVIX 61 55 73 75
FINASTERIDE 60 48 75 103
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 60 60 75 97
NOVOLOG 59 49 77 89
ENABLEX 58 52 78 465
GLIMEPIRIDE 58 52 78 57
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 56 55 80 142
FORTICAL 56 56 80 318
FENOFIBRATE 54 45 82 69
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53 29 83 154
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 52 42 S3 84 60
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52 48 84 135
CLONIDINE HCL 52 44 84 56
MELOXICAM 51 50 87 36
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 25 S2 88 106
HALOPERIDOL 50 0 88 218
ABILIFY 50 50 88 130
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. 13, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.