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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,285Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 61 out of 2604

$631K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 104 out of 2604

534 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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

9% of this provider’s 534 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 534 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 9,820 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

23 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
SIMVASTATIN 530 380 1 2
LISINOPRIL 433 335 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 407 383 3 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 328 240 S3 4 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 296 256 5 10
FUROSEMIDE 264 204 6 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 245 213 7 18
METFORMIN HCL 242 142 8 7
OMEPRAZOLE 233 189 9 5
TRAMADOL HCL 223 169 10 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215 178 11 22
ATENOLOL 209 153 12 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 206 165 13 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 199 166 14 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 197 197 15 28
GABAPENTIN 182 108 16 12
LANTUS 175 132 17 40
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 163 131 18 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 162 127 19 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 155 147 20 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 154 140 21 16
SERTRALINE HCL 147 125 22 23
BUMETANIDE 136 134 23 70
TRAZODONE HCL 135 67 24 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 130 102 25 17
SPIRIVA 127 92 26 45
LOVASTATIN 123 99 27 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 122 109 28 29
JANTOVEN 117 117 29 118
FENTANYL 106 106 S2 30 48
RANITIDINE HCL 104 80 31 25
NOVOLOG 104 98 31 89
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 86 33 77
CARVEDILOL 95 85 34 26
HYDRALAZINE HCL 94 69 35 85
CLOPIDOGREL 93 84 36 39
GEMFIBROZIL 88 51 37 87
NAMENDA 87 87 38 37
ADVAIR DISKUS 85 63 39 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84 75 40 20
MIRTAZAPINE 82 72 41 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81 59 42 31
ALLOPURINOL 81 77 42 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 77 60 44 30
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 75 74 45 97
SPIRONOLACTONE 74 59 46 78
GLIPIZIDE 72 67 47 51
GLIPIZIDE XL 71 49 48 144
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 70 70 49 66
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 67 52 50 124
PROPRANOLOL HCL 63 47 51 154
PAROXETINE HCL 62 38 52 62
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 57 48 53 241
PLAVIX 57 49 53 75
DIGOXIN 56 56 55 71
CYMBALTA 55 51 56 44
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 55 54 56 81
PREDNISONE 54 49 58 34
CRESTOR 54 45 58 47
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54 31 58 110
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50 40 61 73
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. 7, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.