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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,796Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 2604

$702K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 77 out of 2604

278 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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

15% of this provider’s 278 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

50% of this provider’s 278 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 10,528 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 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 1,107 673 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 588 473 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 520 475 3 8
SIMVASTATIN 468 378 4 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 437 343 5 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 394 361 6 4
CARISOPRODOL 378 163 R 7 54
OMEPRAZOLE 337 263 8 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 337 292 8 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 279 277 10 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 278 242 11 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 155 126 12 18
NAMENDA 154 154 13 37
METFORMIN HCL 150 115 14 7
RANITIDINE HCL 144 111 15 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 142 116 16 81
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139 87 17 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 138 130 18 13
KLOR-CON M10 132 132 19 159
LANTUS 128 113 20 40
GABAPENTIN 122 117 21 12
TRAMADOL HCL 117 81 22 15
RISPERIDONE 113 89 23 65
CLONIDINE HCL 109 98 24 56
ATENOLOL 106 80 25 11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 104 99 26 42
IBUPROFEN 103 62 27 32
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 102 66 S3 28 60
CARVEDILOL 100 81 29 26
PROAIR HFA 96 23 30 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 94 91 31 38
CLOPIDOGREL 90 80 32 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 89 87 33 30
PAROXETINE HCL 88 69 34 62
FAMOTIDINE 88 77 34 68
DIGOXIN 87 87 36 71
SERTRALINE HCL 87 74 36 23
FENTANYL 83 77 S2 38 48
MIRTAZAPINE 80 77 39 52
NOVOLOG 79 79 40 89
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 77 77 41 110
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 74 32 R 42 43
GLIPIZIDE 72 72 43 51
ALLOPURINOL 71 70 44 35
VERAPAMIL ER 70 34 45 117
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 70 29 45 66
MELOXICAM 70 43 45 36
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 66 65 48 19
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 65 47 S2 49 58
CRESTOR 65 63 49 47
KLOR-CON M20 63 62 51 86
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63 59 51 73
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 63 63 51 93
SPIRIVA 61 36 54 45
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60 43 55 92
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60 50 55 59
CEPHALEXIN 60 48 55 74
PLAVIX 59 56 58 75
NYSTOP 57 44 59 163
NEXIUM 57 41 59 53
TRAZODONE HCL 53 47 61 46
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 52 27 62 212
ZETIA 52 33 62 94
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 Oct. 8, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.