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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,844Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 487 out of 2604

$376K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 443 out of 2604

318 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
37% 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

5% of this provider’s 318 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 318 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 3,612 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

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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
OMEPRAZOLE 280 191 1 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 262 93 S3 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 229 162 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 191 145 4 4
LISINOPRIL 164 122 5 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156 132 6 10
METFORMIN HCL 133 77 7 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 113 62 8 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 112 47 9 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 107 67 10 18
FUROSEMIDE 104 74 11 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 103 76 12 13
TRAMADOL HCL 79 24 13 15
VENTOLIN HFA 79 35 13 63
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74 68 15 20
LOVASTATIN 71 62 16 24
FLUOXETINE HCL 70 23 17 49
SERTRALINE HCL 69 36 18 23
GABAPENTIN 67 20 19 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 66 51 20 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65 65 21 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 60 48 22 28
CARVEDILOL 59 47 23 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58 48 24 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56 34 25 64
NAMENDA 51 51 26 37
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50 0 R 27 43
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.