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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,659Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 2604

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 2604

681 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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

6% of this provider’s 681 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 681 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 19,984 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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
FUROSEMIDE 843 755 1 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 833 721 S3 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 687 614 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 654 538 4 5
SIMVASTATIN 629 572 5 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 575 515 6 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 571 520 7 13
LISINOPRIL 502 392 8 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 499 461 9 6
NAMENDA 489 484 10 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 459 438 11 16
ATENOLOL 394 371 12 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 388 388 13 28
RANITIDINE HCL 358 315 14 25
SERTRALINE HCL 355 333 15 23
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 339 338 16 93
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 323 322 17 164
CITALOPRAM HBR 314 287 18 18
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 282 240 19 42
RAMIPRIL 276 270 20 111
GABAPENTIN 273 236 21 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 270 243 22 81
MIRTAZAPINE 259 240 23 52
LOVASTATIN 242 206 24 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 224 220 25 38
LANTUS 221 200 26 40
NOVOLOG 221 195 26 89
METFORMIN HCL 190 166 28 7
FAMOTIDINE 190 170 28 68
NYSTATIN 188 182 30 100
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 161 151 31 66
FENTANYL 157 135 S2 32 48
CYMBALTA 150 109 33 44
HYDRALAZINE HCL 149 148 34 85
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 143 135 35 73
LEVETIRACETAM 138 121 36 96
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 136 123 37 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135 126 38 10
SPIRONOLACTONE 133 125 39 78
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 129 123 40 97
LIDODERM 126 125 41 80
XOPENEX 125 124 10 42 370
TAMSULOSIN HCL 125 109 42 30
LACTULOSE 123 75 44 108
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 121 121 45 136
DIGOXIN 120 112 46 71
GLIPIZIDE ER 120 98 46 134
CLOPIDOGREL 119 113 48 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 114 112 49 20
PAROXETINE HCL 112 107 50 62
RISPERIDONE 112 105 50 65
ALLOPURINOL 111 108 52 35
CLONIDINE HCL 109 90 53 56
PREDNISONE 107 99 54 34
TRAMADOL HCL 107 97 54 15
JANUVIA 106 87 56 98
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 103 97 57 50
CARVEDILOL 98 96 58 26
LEVOFLOXACIN 92 90 59 113
BUDESONIDE 91 88 60 306
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 85 73 61 92
GLIPIZIDE 85 81 61 51
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 82 66 63 14
AZITHROMYCIN 82 75 63 33
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81 77 65 59
AGGRENOX 81 70 65 206
KLOR-CON M10 78 41 67 159
PLAVIX 78 68 67 75
LYRICA 77 64 69 79
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 77 74 69 91
KLOR-CON M20 71 50 71 86
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 71 60 71 174
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 71 61 71 17
ROPINIROLE HCL 70 51 74 102
SEROQUEL 70 57 74 149
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 68 60 76 107
BACLOFEN 64 35 77 101
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63 26 78 84
ABILIFY 63 49 78 130
SYMBICORT 62 51 80 105
CEFUROXIME 59 55 81 221
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58 46 82 29
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 58 55 82 124
DETROL LA 58 53 82 219
MUPIROCIN 57 49 85 204
MELOXICAM 56 56 86 36
SINGULAIR 56 43 86 120
PULMICORT 55 55 10 88 477
LEVALBUTEROL HCL 55 55 10 88 477
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 38 R 90 43
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53 49 91 125
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52 43 92 64
PROAIR HFA 52 37 92 27
GLIPIZIDE XL 52 40 92 144
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52 22 R 92 82
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51 34 96 135
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50 47 97 21
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 Sept. 21, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.