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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,157Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 66 out of 2604

$600K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 121 out of 2604

386 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 386 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 386 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 9,582 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 561 496 1 4
FUROSEMIDE 513 463 2 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 501 291 S3 3 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 335 303 4 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 309 280 5 9
SIMVASTATIN 290 257 6 2
LISINOPRIL 281 263 7 3
GABAPENTIN 252 202 8 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 251 206 9 10
IBUPROFEN 223 105 10 32
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 223 173 10 50
FAMOTIDINE 195 184 12 68
OMEPRAZOLE 186 146 13 5
METFORMIN HCL 178 149 14 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 169 145 15 6
SERTRALINE HCL 156 129 16 23
METHADONE HCL 139 69 S2 17 67
WARFARIN SODIUM 133 122 18 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 129 112 19 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 125 105 20 29
PAROXETINE HCL 125 93 20 62
LANTUS 109 86 22 40
CLOPIDOGREL 95 80 23 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92 92 24 64
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 89 68 25 81
ATENOLOL 89 83 25 11
RANITIDINE HCL 88 64 27 25
AZITHROMYCIN 86 70 28 33
PREDNISONE 85 62 29 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 83 83 30 28
KLOR-CON M20 82 76 31 86
CARVEDILOL 81 81 32 26
INDOMETHACIN 80 50 R 33 176
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 80 41 S2 33 58
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80 76 33 38
CLONIDINE HCL 78 46 36 56
PLAVIX 77 66 37 75
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 76 60 38 135
LEVETIRACETAM 76 51 38 96
ALPRAZOLAM 75 53 40 119
NOVOLIN 70-30 74 71 41 202
CYMBALTA 71 45 42 44
CITALOPRAM HBR 70 45 43 18
TRAMADOL HCL 69 66 44 15
NAMENDA 67 67 45 37
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 44 46 284
PROPRANOLOL HCL 65 43 47 154
MORPHINE SULFATE 65 12 S2 47 140
JANTOVEN 64 64 49 118
TAMSULOSIN HCL 63 41 50 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 63 59 50 17
ADVAIR DISKUS 63 47 50 41
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62 47 53 91
BUMETANIDE 61 60 54 70
MIRTAZAPINE 59 46 55 52
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59 44 55 21
VERAPAMIL ER 58 56 57 117
DIOVAN 56 56 58 123
ACTOS 56 45 58 116
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 56 56 58 55
CEPHALEXIN 56 35 58 74
FLUOXETINE HCL 52 21 62 49
FENTANYL 52 47 S2 62 48
METOLAZONE 51 34 64 231
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 50 37 65 193
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 Feb. 14, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.