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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,716Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 2604

$891K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 2604

622 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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

4% of this provider’s 622 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 622 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 12,575 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$65 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 607 600 1 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 542 519 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 464 456 3 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 389 323 S3 4 1
SIMVASTATIN 386 363 5 2
LISINOPRIL 376 358 6 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 353 329 7 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 287 285 8 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 257 238 9 9
NAMENDA 225 225 10 37
EXELON 206 205 11 150
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 200 195 12 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 198 181 13 18
MIRTAZAPINE 190 190 14 52
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 189 165 15 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 186 161 16 19
OMEPRAZOLE 173 149 17 5
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 165 164 18 38
GABAPENTIN 160 140 19 12
CARVEDILOL 144 136 20 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 132 125 21 20
SERTRALINE HCL 123 123 22 23
METFORMIN HCL 115 92 23 7
LEVOFLOXACIN 108 105 24 113
TRAMADOL HCL 107 102 25 15
SPIRIVA 105 89 26 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 104 98 27 64
CLOPIDOGREL 101 90 28 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 101 93 28 21
LANTUS 100 79 30 40
PREDNISONE 98 98 31 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98 93 31 31
ATENOLOL 95 86 33 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 95 78 33 16
ADVAIR DISKUS 95 95 33 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93 91 36 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 91 82 37 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 91 81 37 66
DIGOXIN 89 89 39 71
LIDODERM 88 73 40 80
ALLOPURINOL 84 84 41 35
CEPHALEXIN 83 80 42 74
LEVETIRACETAM 83 55 42 96
GLIMEPIRIDE 82 81 44 57
KLOR-CON M20 81 80 45 86
CRESTOR 81 80 45 47
RANITIDINE HCL 81 68 45 25
NOVOLOG 81 66 45 89
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78 78 49 29
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76 75 50 59
BACLOFEN 76 54 50 101
AZITHROMYCIN 75 69 52 33
PLAVIX 74 69 53 75
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 72 72 54 136
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71 63 55 73
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 69 60 56 93
FENTANYL 69 62 S2 56 48
FAMOTIDINE 65 64 58 68
JANUVIA 63 63 59 98
NYSTOP 62 60 60 163
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 60 60 61 81
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59 59 62 85
BUDESONIDE 56 56 63 306
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 55 15 64 164
LATANOPROST 54 54 65 184
CYMBALTA 54 49 65 44
FINASTERIDE 52 51 67 103
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 49 68 10
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50 42 68 91
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.