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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,862Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 2604

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 2604

669 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 669 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 669 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 8,772 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$80 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 896 386 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 369 225 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 347 226 3 4
GABAPENTIN 334 192 4 12
LISINOPRIL 297 158 5 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 291 186 6 19
SIMVASTATIN 271 176 7 2
METFORMIN HCL 249 121 8 7
AZITHROMYCIN 247 150 9 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 237 112 10 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 207 162 11 16
FUROSEMIDE 205 123 12 8
CARVEDILOL 187 107 13 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 186 136 14 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 180 142 15 9
BUMETANIDE 177 137 16 70
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 173 68 S2 17 58
ROPINIROLE HCL 165 84 18 102
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 161 132 19 38
PREDNISONE 158 96 20 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 157 79 21 73
SINGULAIR 156 84 22 120
CLOPIDOGREL 147 93 23 39
WARFARIN SODIUM 139 120 24 13
FENTANYL 139 63 S2 24 48
NEXIUM 116 63 26 53
CITALOPRAM HBR 109 88 27 18
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 103 56 28 213
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 100 55 29 17
PROAIR HFA 100 18 29 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99 85 31 14
TRICOR 99 48 31 132
TAMSULOSIN HCL 99 76 31 30
LANTUS 95 38 34 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 92 50 35 49
CRESTOR 91 59 36 47
PLAVIX 91 59 36 75
PAROXETINE HCL 90 30 38 62
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 55 39 10
LEVOFLOXACIN 87 63 39 113
RANITIDINE HCL 87 63 39 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85 52 42 31
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84 57 43 59
TOPIRAMATE 81 17 44 143
TRAMADOL HCL 80 48 45 15
PREMARIN 77 13 R 46 240
ADVAIR DISKUS 76 37 47 41
RAMIPRIL 74 55 48 111
NITROSTAT 73 51 49 241
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 73 54 S3 49 60
FAMOTIDINE 73 39 49 68
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 72 13 S2 52 106
GLIMEPIRIDE 72 56 52 57
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72 55 52 20
CYMBALTA 70 29 55 44
ATENOLOL 70 59 55 11
EXELON 69 68 57 150
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69 53 57 64
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 68 41 59 181
LIPITOR 67 38 60 225
CELEBREX 66 33 61 114
AMOXICILLIN 64 41 62 99
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 64 0 S2 62 175
FLUCONAZOLE 63 43 64 160
JANUMET 63 24 64 446
SPIRIVA 61 40 66 45
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60 34 67 50
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60 15 R 67 43
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 58 53 69 124
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58 35 69 172
FENOFIBRATE 58 41 69 69
ABILIFY 57 0 72 130
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 57 29 72 274
PEN NEEDLE 55 33 74 145
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53 31 75 29
SERTRALINE HCL 53 43 75 23
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52 37 77 126
IBUPROFEN 51 29 78 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 51 51 78 28
LANSOPRAZOLE 51 25 78 137
ALLOPURINOL 51 47 78 35
INSULIN SYRINGE 50 38 82 109
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. 27, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.