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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,292Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 2604

$517K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 193 out of 2604

476 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
51%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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

18% of this provider’s 476 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

38% of this provider’s 476 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 5,739 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$39 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 966 351 S3 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 671 369 2 2
LISINOPRIL 597 323 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 535 176 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 454 228 5 4
METHADONE HCL 367 30 S2 6 67
METFORMIN HCL 362 206 7 7
ATENOLOL 324 155 8 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 281 158 9 6
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 217 107 10 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 217 103 10 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214 118 12 22
RANITIDINE HCL 182 69 13 25
CARVEDILOL 173 124 14 26
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 167 43 S2 15 106
PREDNISONE 165 122 16 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 158 62 17 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 157 71 18 18
FUROSEMIDE 148 45 19 8
AZITHROMYCIN 136 48 20 33
IBUPROFEN 131 17 21 32
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 126 66 22 59
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 121 60 23 14
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 112 18 R 24 43
CEPHALEXIN 107 59 25 74
WARFARIN SODIUM 104 87 26 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 104 20 26 49
GABAPENTIN 99 43 28 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99 68 28 31
FENOFIBRATE 95 31 30 69
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94 41 31 30
TRAMADOL HCL 92 47 32 15
VENTOLIN HFA 89 20 33 63
OXYCODONE HCL 86 33 S2 34 61
ESTRADIOL 83 30 R 35 196
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 81 36 S3 36 60
GLYBURIDE 80 52 R 37 83
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79 30 R 38 82
NAPROXEN SODIUM 79 37 38 216
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 78 36 40 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 78 37 40 16
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 77 28 42 195
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 74 0 S2 43 175
TRAZODONE HCL 73 25 44 46
LOVASTATIN 73 19 44 24
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70 30 46 91
CRESTOR 69 25 47 47
PROAIR HFA 66 52 48 27
BUMETANIDE 66 47 48 70
CARISOPRODOL 65 0 R 50 54
TRICOR 64 0 51 132
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 23 52 41
SPIRONOLACTONE 62 51 52 78
SINGULAIR 62 0 52 120
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 60 36 55 17
PAROXETINE HCL 59 24 56 62
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59 19 56 29
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58 49 58 38
CYMBALTA 57 0 59 44
LYRICA 57 0 59 79
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57 26 59 21
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 55 29 62 193
COMBIVENT 55 33 62 169
FINASTERIDE 54 54 64 103
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53 34 65 95
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 53 11 65 112
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 53 46 65 20
MELOXICAM 52 29 68 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52 0 68 73
MIRTAZAPINE 51 0 70 52
NEXIUM 50 20 71 53
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 50 50 71 241
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 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.