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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,566Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 2604

$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 2604

599 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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

14% of this provider’s 599 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 599 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 17,165 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 795 762 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 690 624 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 666 597 3 2
LISINOPRIL 630 581 4 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 528 469 5 18
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 407 384 6 42
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 389 288 S3 7 1
FUROSEMIDE 377 338 8 8
BUMETANIDE 367 353 9 70
NAMENDA 356 344 10 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 323 316 11 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 319 301 12 9
JANTOVEN 305 272 13 118
LACTULOSE 294 266 14 108
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 292 260 15 16
METFORMIN HCL 283 201 16 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 248 223 17 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 238 226 18 28
DIGOXIN 226 223 19 71
TRAMADOL HCL 218 196 20 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 212 187 21 14
CLOPIDOGREL 208 191 22 39
LANTUS 194 174 23 40
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 193 191 24 110
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 189 187 25 73
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 180 167 26 81
GABAPENTIN 179 142 27 12
ALLOPURINOL 179 172 27 35
LEVOFLOXACIN 175 155 29 113
CARVEDILOL 161 141 30 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 161 152 30 6
PLAVIX 160 145 32 75
SPIRONOLACTONE 156 137 33 78
SERTRALINE HCL 149 125 34 23
ATENOLOL 145 128 35 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 142 139 36 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 140 107 37 21
CEPHALEXIN 131 109 38 74
MELOXICAM 121 102 39 36
CYMBALTA 112 77 40 44
RANITIDINE HCL 107 48 41 25
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 106 93 42 91
RISPERIDONE 105 105 43 65
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 105 93 43 59
CLONIDINE HCL 98 87 45 56
SYMBICORT 97 89 46 105
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 84 47 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96 93 47 20
HUMALOG 96 93 47 203
TRAZODONE HCL 95 90 50 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94 60 51 22
MIRTAZAPINE 94 84 51 52
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 89 40 S2 53 58
SODIUM CHLORIDE 88 78 54 256
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 87 75 55 266
KLOR-CON M20 87 79 55 86
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 87 86 55 97
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 81 74 58 122
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81 80 58 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 79 76 60 19
CELEBREX 79 63 60 114
SPIRIVA 77 73 62 45
TRANSDERM-SCOP 77 48 62 262
FAMOTIDINE 74 74 64 68
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 73 66 65 212
GLIMEPIRIDE 73 51 65 57
LIDODERM 73 59 65 80
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 67 58 68 136
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 64 55 69 138
INSULIN SYRINGE 64 53 69 109
LYRICA 64 63 69 79
SPS 62 62 72 449
DIOVAN 60 60 73 123
SINGULAIR 59 46 74 120
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 59 57 74 55
AZITHROMYCIN 58 50 76 33
MUPIROCIN 58 57 76 204
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 57 48 S3 78 60
NEXIUM 57 37 78 53
LEXAPRO 57 56 78 253
FINASTERIDE 56 56 81 103
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56 56 81 92
ABILIFY 56 55 81 130
NOVOLIN R 55 51 84 261
NOVOLOG 54 52 85 89
PREDNISONE 53 36 86 34
LOVASTATIN 53 41 86 24
FENOFIBRATE 53 45 86 69
CEFUROXIME 51 46 89 221
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 April 14, 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.