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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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39,253Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 2035

$2.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 2035

1,143 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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 1,143 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 1,143 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 30,489 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 23%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 1,477 1,295 1 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,451 885 S3 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,240 1,100 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 1,193 887 4 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,147 966 5 8
LISINOPRIL 1,073 764 6 3
NAMENDA 987 956 7 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 901 771 8 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 800 635 9 6
OMEPRAZOLE 715 551 10 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 612 591 11 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 570 527 12 18
RANITIDINE HCL 549 448 13 28
SERTRALINE HCL 542 390 14 23
MIRTAZAPINE 536 479 15 46
TRAMADOL HCL 468 429 16 19
FAMOTIDINE 447 368 17 71
METFORMIN HCL 443 291 18 9
GLIPIZIDE 400 275 19 54
GABAPENTIN 397 246 20 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 379 312 21 70
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 363 291 22 32
ATENOLOL 357 276 23 10
CARVEDILOL 352 269 24 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 348 309 25 65
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 327 290 26 77
LEVETIRACETAM 302 220 27 87
CITALOPRAM HBR 300 267 28 20
RISPERIDONE 296 245 29 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 295 276 30 25
CLOPIDOGREL 284 260 31 30
PREDNISONE 262 210 32 36
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 254 203 33 63
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 254 225 33 16
CYMBALTA 252 183 35 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 248 186 36 42
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 244 187 37 48
NOVOLIN 70-30 240 206 38 178
NYSTATIN 234 193 39 103
HYDRALAZINE HCL 226 152 40 45
OXYCODONE HCL 225 54 S2 41 62
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 218 218 42 90
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 217 171 43 75
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 212 196 44 15
FENTANYL 195 158 S2 45 53
PLAVIX 193 174 46 49
HYDROCORTISONE 188 152 47 156
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 184 181 48 94
TRAZODONE HCL 179 99 49 50
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 173 106 S3 50 52
DIGOXIN 173 161 50 67
IBUPROFEN 170 107 52 43
NOVOLIN R 162 148 53 210
SEROQUEL 159 141 54 153
PROAIR HFA 159 76 54 31
CARISOPRODOL 152 12 R 56 57
LOVASTATIN 148 117 57 33
SANTYL 148 114 57 192
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 146 101 59 29
LANTUS 145 77 60 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 145 131 60 27
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 143 123 62 110
PAROXETINE HCL 141 69 63 69
TOPIRAMATE 139 91 64 184
RAMIPRIL 138 125 65 135
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 137 108 66 21
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 137 86 66 132
ALLOPURINOL 129 112 68 34
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 128 103 69 60
SPIRIVA 128 98 69 44
LACTULOSE 127 103 71 96
NAPROXEN 125 88 72 92
NOVOLOG 124 80 73 95
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 124 104 73 35
CLONIDINE HCL 122 86 75 61
AZITHROMYCIN 122 91 75 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 122 101 75 88
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 119 63 R 78 64
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 117 50 S2 79 159
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116 74 80 12
CEPHALEXIN 115 98 81 91
PROPRANOLOL HCL 111 82 82 161
INSULIN SYRINGE 110 77 83 97
HYDROXYZINE HCL 109 84 R 84 208
LIDODERM 108 99 85 72
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 108 94 85 102
LATANOPROST 107 106 87 177
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 106 78 88 144
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 106 20 R 88 101
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 105 81 90 13
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 102 76 91 143
NYSTOP 101 90 92 150
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 100 21 S2 93 86
LYRICA 99 25 94 89
OXYCONTIN 98 38 S2 95 152
CEFUROXIME 96 76 96 257
OLANZAPINE 95 58 97 121
ADVAIR DISKUS 95 78 97 38
EXELON 92 92 99 151
AMIODARONE HCL 92 75 99 171
RIVASTIGMINE 91 91 101 368
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 90 70 102 111
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 90 78 102 122
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88 81 104 17
LEVEMIR 88 81 104 236
ETODOLAC 85 54 106 287
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 83 80 107 148
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 83 83 107 146
MELOXICAM 83 59 107 56
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 83 34 S2 107 127
MORPHINE SULFATE 82 30 S2 111 183
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 82 59 111 263
METOLAZONE 80 62 113 162
ABILIFY 80 52 113 174
CARBAMAZEPINE 79 55 115 228
BACLOFEN 78 46 116 112
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 77 59 117 195
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 77 77 117 220
HUMULIN 70-30 77 54 117 343
NIFEDIPINE ER 73 69 120 98
NITROSTAT 73 57 120 167
NEXIUM 72 41 122 51
KLOR-CON M20 71 61 123 73
AMOXICILLIN 70 44 124 116
TRAVATAN Z 70 70 124 199
ZETIA 69 41 126 84
VESICARE 69 51 126 209
VERAPAMIL ER 67 52 128 115
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 63 58 129 272
VENTOLIN HFA 63 31 129 80
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 63 37 129 129
FINASTERIDE 63 63 129 105
LAMOTRIGINE 63 30 129 203
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 30 S2 134 181
DICYCLOMINE HCL 61 47 135 212
METRONIDAZOLE 61 47 135 276
NOVOLIN N 61 61 135 256
KLOR-CON M10 60 52 138 158
CELEBREX 60 40 138 104
FLUCONAZOLE 60 44 138 198
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60 33 138 117
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 59 59 142 239
METHADONE HCL 59 0 S2 142 93
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 47 142 26
DIOVAN 59 55 142 76
ROPINIROLE HCL 58 51 146 113
FENOFIBRATE 57 18 147 82
GLYBURIDE 56 55 R 148 74
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56 22 148 66
MUPIROCIN 55 42 150 275
LIDOCAINE 55 40 150 206
VALPROIC ACID 54 38 152 235
HUMALOG 54 29 152 139
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54 47 152 142
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 52 26 R 155 223
INDAPAMIDE 51 45 156 169
LEXAPRO 50 49 157 260
HEPARIN SODIUM 50 43 157 227
PRIMIDONE 50 32 157 300
TRANSDERM-SCOP 50 50 157 271
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 Aug. 12, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.