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Prescriber Checkup

JAMES DONAHUE M.D.

813 W MICHIGAN AVE ALLEGIANCE SENIOR HEALTH CENTER

Jackson | Michigan | 49202

(517) 787-6001

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,396Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 167 out of 2035

$531K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 268 out of 2035

627 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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
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this specialty
in Michigan
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 627 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 627 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 9,635 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 511 499 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 421 390 2 5
FUROSEMIDE 369 342 3 7
LISINOPRIL 289 275 4 3
SIMVASTATIN 279 254 5 1
NAMENDA 247 246 6 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 229 220 7 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 228 205 8 11
MIRTAZAPINE 225 225 9 46
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 225 210 9 48
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 219 209 11 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 205 201 12 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 203 195 13 24
BUMETANIDE 193 193 14 79
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 180 178 15 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 165 160 16 16
FENTANYL 164 153 S2 17 53
SERTRALINE HCL 150 144 18 23
LANTUS 136 128 19 40
TRAMADOL HCL 131 129 20 19
LACTULOSE 125 125 21 96
ATENOLOL 123 110 22 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 100 90 S3 23 2
TRAZODONE HCL 93 89 24 50
GABAPENTIN 92 81 25 14
LIDODERM 92 91 25 72
NYSTATIN 91 86 27 103
CARVEDILOL 85 83 28 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 85 78 28 25
KLOR-CON M20 84 79 30 73
CYMBALTA 83 83 31 59
JANTOVEN 81 64 32 138
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 80 80 33 94
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 77 75 34 15
ROPINIROLE HCL 77 77 34 113
NOVOLOG 76 74 36 95
RISPERIDONE 76 64 36 68
ACETYLCYSTEINE 72 0 10 38 351
PLAVIX 70 69 39 49
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 69 66 40 146
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 55 40 12
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68 65 42 32
DIGOXIN 68 68 42 67
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68 67 42 77
ALLOPURINOL 63 63 45 34
PREDNISONE 60 56 46 36
HUMALOG 58 55 47 139
DIOVAN 57 57 48 76
LEXAPRO 57 52 48 260
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 56 50 50 90
LOVASTATIN 52 52 51 33
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 51 44 S2 52 86
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. 31, 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.