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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,052Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 67 out of 2604

$813K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 2604

634 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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

4% of this provider’s 634 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 634 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 8,950 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

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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 483 266 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 477 415 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 463 345 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 428 320 4 2
FUROSEMIDE 340 278 5 8
METFORMIN HCL 339 237 6 7
LISINOPRIL 334 230 7 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 270 240 8 14
LOVASTATIN 264 193 9 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 237 216 10 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213 178 11 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 193 172 12 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 185 172 13 6
PAROXETINE HCL 155 100 14 62
ATENOLOL 142 111 15 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 139 137 16 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 139 91 16 19
CARVEDILOL 138 119 18 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 134 100 19 31
GABAPENTIN 134 115 19 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 123 103 21 9
AZITHROMYCIN 118 89 22 33
ALLOPURINOL 115 115 23 35
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113 101 24 77
LANSOPRAZOLE 105 98 25 137
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 103 91 26 17
CRESTOR 102 93 27 47
NEXIUM 101 48 28 53
SPIRONOLACTONE 98 91 29 78
PROAIR HFA 93 69 30 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 92 84 31 30
IBUPROFEN 91 52 32 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 68 33 10
RANITIDINE HCL 87 47 34 25
LANTUS 85 42 35 40
TRAZODONE HCL 80 45 36 46
CYMBALTA 79 36 37 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76 55 38 38
PREDNISONE 73 65 39 34
SYMBICORT 70 47 40 105
TRAMADOL HCL 67 40 41 15
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66 49 42 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 66 14 42 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65 49 44 64
CLOPIDOGREL 63 32 45 39
JANUVIA 62 40 46 98
FINASTERIDE 60 58 47 103
MUPIROCIN 60 58 47 204
ADVAIR DISKUS 60 44 47 41
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 60 38 47 138
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59 57 51 125
CITALOPRAM HBR 59 35 51 18
GEMFIBROZIL 58 42 53 87
SERTRALINE HCL 57 35 54 23
FENOFIBRATE 57 32 54 69
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56 48 56 59
GLYBURIDE 56 48 R 56 83
ACTOS 54 32 58 116
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51 39 59 110
NIASPAN 51 25 59 170
SPIRIVA 51 42 59 45
MECLIZINE HCL 51 50 59 155
CLONIDINE HCL 50 32 63 56
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 Jan. 14, 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.