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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,577Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 2604

$768K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 2604

717 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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 717 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 717 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 10,496 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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 602 477 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 481 382 2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 434 248 S3 3 1
LISINOPRIL 424 342 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 395 284 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 368 296 6 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 325 288 7 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 274 273 8 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 248 218 9 16
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 224 193 10 59
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 210 180 11 19
GABAPENTIN 208 145 12 12
TRAMADOL HCL 194 140 13 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 183 183 14 28
GLYBURIDE 179 167 R 15 83
CITALOPRAM HBR 176 167 16 18
ATENOLOL 173 128 17 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 171 141 18 13
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 159 115 19 29
NAMENDA 158 158 20 37
METFORMIN HCL 157 118 21 7
LANTUS 142 114 22 40
SERTRALINE HCL 135 104 23 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 131 131 24 20
PREDNISONE 121 101 25 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 120 100 26 49
TRAZODONE HCL 116 76 27 46
NAPROXEN 105 67 28 76
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 100 47 29 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99 79 30 14
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 98 34 S2 31 106
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90 74 32 73
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 86 77 33 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 85 62 34 30
NYSTATIN 85 66 34 100
PAROXETINE HCL 85 65 34 62
CLONIDINE HCL 84 78 37 56
CLOPIDOGREL 83 67 38 39
FENTANYL 83 74 S2 38 48
BUMETANIDE 81 79 40 70
MIRTAZAPINE 78 75 41 52
FAMOTIDINE 77 48 42 68
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74 51 43 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72 37 44 64
AZITHROMYCIN 72 43 44 33
LACTULOSE 72 35 44 108
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 72 70 44 55
MELOXICAM 72 64 44 36
CEPHALEXIN 70 51 49 74
NOVOLOG 68 65 50 89
SPIRONOLACTONE 67 48 51 78
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66 36 52 92
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 58 53 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65 48 53 31
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65 52 53 84
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 65 0 S2 53 58
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 42 57 10
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62 41 57 38
RAMIPRIL 57 48 59 111
ZETIA 57 52 59 94
CYMBALTA 55 28 61 44
HYDROCORTISONE 55 47 61 161
LOVASTATIN 54 48 63 24
CARVEDILOL 54 44 63 26
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 19 R 63 43
FINASTERIDE 53 45 66 103
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50 48 67 66
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 March 26, 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.