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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,353Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 2604

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 2604

547 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
52%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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

19% of this provider’s 547 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

36% of this provider’s 547 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 9,433 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

$79 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 1,069 414 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 455 421 2 8
OMEPRAZOLE 449 332 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 390 314 4 4
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 356 327 5 42
SIMVASTATIN 324 231 6 2
LISINOPRIL 309 213 7 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 294 239 8 16
METHADONE HCL 268 47 S2 9 67
ABILIFY 219 103 10 130
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 206 144 11 81
GABAPENTIN 197 102 12 12
RISPERIDONE 185 74 13 65
FENTANYL 183 170 S2 14 48
WARFARIN SODIUM 174 163 15 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 174 116 15 66
NAMENDA 172 172 17 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 172 170 17 28
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 168 32 R 19 189
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 164 80 20 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 155 139 21 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 153 127 22 6
RANITIDINE HCL 148 102 23 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146 100 24 10
ATENOLOL 141 92 25 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 140 107 26 18
MIRTAZAPINE 134 102 27 52
LANTUS 134 116 27 40
OLANZAPINE 132 69 29 115
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 131 19 S2 30 58
CARVEDILOL 131 122 30 26
TRAZODONE HCL 124 32 32 46
PROAIR HFA 121 28 33 27
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 116 40 R 34 43
CEFTRIAXONE 115 111 35 188
CLONIDINE HCL 113 48 36 56
FLUOXETINE HCL 112 55 37 49
CYMBALTA 108 30 38 44
SERTRALINE HCL 106 91 39 23
METFORMIN HCL 102 58 40 7
TOPIRAMATE 101 26 41 143
IBUPROFEN 100 32 42 32
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 97 39 43 107
TRAMADOL HCL 93 31 44 15
CEPHALEXIN 92 65 45 74
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81 40 46 73
ACTOS 79 65 47 116
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77 65 48 29
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 13 S2 48 106
SPIRIVA 76 43 50 45
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76 58 50 59
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 75 60 52 19
NEXIUM 75 13 52 53
LEVEMIR 73 72 54 171
SEROQUEL 70 45 55 149
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 69 63 56 14
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 68 20 57 135
CARISOPRODOL 68 0 R 57 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 67 48 59 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 66 29 60 212
LOVASTATIN 66 52 60 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 44 60 22
SEROQUEL XR 61 0 63 236
BACLOFEN 59 23 64 101
GLIPIZIDE 59 47 64 51
ALPRAZOLAM 59 34 64 119
LYRICA 58 0 67 79
FAMOTIDINE 57 30 68 68
CLOPIDOGREL 57 39 68 39
METHYLPREDNISOLONE ACETATE 56 56 70 471
CARBAMAZEPINE 56 37 70 182
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 0 R 70 82
BUPROPION HCL SR 56 19 70 158
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55 48 74 64
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 55 22 S3 74 60
PLAVIX 54 49 76 75
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 53 45 77 17
HALOPERIDOL 53 32 77 218
TERAZOSIN HCL 52 38 79 129
ADVAIR DISKUS 52 51 79 41
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51 18 81 84
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 Dec. 19, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.