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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,943Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 38

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 38

354 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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

29% of this provider’s 354 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 354 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 25%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 17,283 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 23%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

56 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 31.


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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
FUROSEMIDE 964 874 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 834 742 2 2
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 732 600 3 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 728 681 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 646 573 5 6
LISINOPRIL 553 525 6 4
MIRTAZAPINE 533 477 7 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 532 494 8 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 483 432 S3 9 1
RISPERIDONE 440 348 10 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 424 381 11 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 397 330 12 11
FENTANYL 384 338 S2 13 14
NYSTOP 336 319 10 14 68
SIMVASTATIN 323 262 15 5
SERTRALINE HCL 309 279 16 16
NYSTATIN 307 254 17 43
NOVOLOG 305 276 18 39
PAROXETINE HCL 273 261 19 48
LANTUS 263 253 20 20
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 259 231 21 28
NAMENDA 259 259 21 13
LEVEMIR 250 200 23 81
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 242 232 24 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 227 203 25 9
KLOR-CON M20 204 182 26 42
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 191 165 27 32
FAMOTIDINE 190 172 28 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 187 167 29 31
TRAZODONE HCL 173 171 30 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 168 148 31 40
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 145 93 S2 32 67
CITALOPRAM HBR 134 120 33 12
GABAPENTIN 132 81 34 18
PREDNISONE 128 120 35 41
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 125 119 36 44
CEFUROXIME 121 106 37 149
CYMBALTA 111 88 38 38
LEVETIRACETAM 111 85 38 69
CARVEDILOL 104 77 40 27
DIGOXIN 103 93 41 46
OXYCODONE HCL 103 95 S2 41 36
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 103 98 41 57
MORPHINE SULFATE 102 64 S2 44 79
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 99 74 45 75
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 99 51 45 89
OLANZAPINE 98 86 47 70
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98 98 47 30
GLIPIZIDE 97 90 49 52
BACLOFEN 94 48 50 77
EXELON 93 93 51 105
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 93 87 51 96
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 91 91 53 90
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90 55 54 53
KLOR-CON M10 89 69 55 86
ATENOLOL 88 87 56 22
ALLOPURINOL 81 68 57 56
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 76 65 58 37
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 75 72 R 59 113
ABILIFY 72 42 60 94
RANITIDINE HCL 68 68 61 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67 64 62 60
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 67 39 62 125
ROPINIROLE HCL 64 46 64 98
TRAMADOL HCL 63 61 65 19
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 59 66 54
METOLAZONE 61 54 67 115
DILANTIN 60 60 68 157
FLUOXETINE HCL 59 21 69 106
ARANESP 58 52 70 195
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58 50 70 33
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57 57 72 99
FORTICAL 56 45 73 118
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 55 55 74 47
PRIMIDONE 55 43 74 200
LOPERAMIDE 54 42 76 203
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 40 76 25
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53 47 78 112
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 53 53 78 205
LAMOTRIGINE 52 33 80 154
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50 50 81 87
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.