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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,323Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 2604

$1.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 2604

1,317 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
30%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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

3% of this provider’s 1,317 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

67% of this provider’s 1,317 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 8,446 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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 2,338 471 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,033 344 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,013 393 3 2
PROAIR HFA 996 170 4 27
TRAMADOL HCL 878 206 5 15
METFORMIN HCL 708 295 6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 663 220 7 6
IBUPROFEN 619 162 8 32
OMEPRAZOLE 597 189 9 5
NEXIUM 591 186 10 53
CARISOPRODOL 589 43 R 11 54
ADVAIR DISKUS 565 135 12 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 493 186 13 9
FUROSEMIDE 463 226 14 8
VENTOLIN HFA 441 101 15 63
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 437 157 16 10
NAPROXEN 410 76 17 76
RANITIDINE HCL 388 114 18 25
LIDODERM 366 81 19 80
CLONIDINE HCL 348 76 20 56
GLIPIZIDE 346 207 21 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 339 122 22 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 318 53 23 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 311 63 24 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 306 159 25 16
GABAPENTIN 292 107 26 12
SPIRIVA 246 79 27 45
SERTRALINE HCL 240 43 28 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 226 106 29 19
LOVAZA 224 48 30 146
SYMBICORT 211 53 31 105
CLOPIDOGREL 186 81 32 39
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 179 72 33 4
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 174 51 R 34 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 173 106 35 30
PLAVIX 166 90 36 75
INDOMETHACIN 149 28 R 37 176
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 143 64 S3 38 60
VOLTAREN 142 53 39 148
DONEPEZIL HCL 141 100 40 28
AZITHROMYCIN 140 38 41 33
CARVEDILOL 136 78 42 26
CEPHALEXIN 136 34 42 74
SINGULAIR 130 33 44 120
ATENOLOL 123 51 45 11
LYRICA 116 45 46 79
LANTUS 115 41 47 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 107 85 48 29
CRESTOR 106 44 49 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106 42 49 17
OXYCODONE HCL 106 29 S2 49 61
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 101 28 52 55
PROMETHAZINE HCL 97 24 R 53 88
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 97 0 53 66
CELEBREX 95 37 55 114
ALLOPURINOL 88 40 56 35
ACTOS 86 50 57 116
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86 49 57 38
MECLIZINE HCL 79 43 59 155
COLCRYS 78 12 60 232
NASONEX 77 33 61 223
DIOVAN HCT 74 36 62 205
LOVASTATIN 71 33 63 24
PROPRANOLOL HCL 69 0 64 154
CYMBALTA 69 12 64 44
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 69 13 64 135
HYDROCORTISONE 67 18 67 161
PAROXETINE HCL 67 0 67 62
MEGESTROL ACETATE 66 24 R 69 249
ABILIFY 65 0 70 130
PATANOL 65 42 70 382
WARFARIN SODIUM 64 0 72 13
DIOVAN 63 25 73 123
LIPITOR 62 37 74 225
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62 26 R 74 82
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59 42 76 84
SEROQUEL 57 0 77 149
AMOXICILLIN 56 13 78 99
MELOXICAM 56 33 78 36
PREDNISONE 55 16 80 34
NIFEDIPINE ER 54 34 81 121
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 54 0 81 81
DICYCLOMINE HCL 54 15 81 201
TRAZODONE HCL 54 0 81 46
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53 28 85 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 52 27 86 20
INSULIN SYRINGE 51 27 87 109
CITALOPRAM HBR 50 0 88 18
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. 30, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.