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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,879Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 139

$727K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 139

221 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
29%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

36% of this provider’s 221 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

55% of this provider’s 221 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 29%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 2,413 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$82 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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 605 121 S3 1 1
OXYCODONE HCL 502 97 S2 2 17
PROAIR HFA 347 85 3 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 329 107 4 4
CARISOPRODOL 236 15 R 5 14
NAPROXEN 217 74 6 37
VOLTAREN 216 69 7 86
GABAPENTIN 194 11 8 13
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 190 71 9 75
ADVAIR DISKUS 178 46 10 24
LIDODERM 177 19 11 47
NEXIUM 177 46 11 49
LISINOPRIL 162 56 13 2
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 152 51 14 46
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 138 22 R 15 39
METFORMIN HCL 129 27 16 8
EXFORGE 128 59 17 194
RANITIDINE HCL 128 54 17 15
OMEPRAZOLE 113 45 19 5
SIMVASTATIN 111 56 20 3
FUROSEMIDE 110 15 21 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 96 21 22 12
SPIRIVA 95 41 23 45
IBUPROFEN 94 0 24 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84 34 25 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 0 26 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83 64 26 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 77 36 28 31
CARVEDILOL 73 26 29 22
EXFORGE HCT 73 21 29 233
CYMBALTA 72 0 31 57
MINOXIDIL 68 19 32 193
LYRICA 68 0 32 82
OPANA ER 66 0 S2 34 79
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 65 17 35 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 65 36 35 9
DIOVAN 56 20 37 105
AMMONIUM LACTATE 53 0 38 85
SEROQUEL XR 52 21 39 163
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 0 39 42
NASONEX 51 19 41 134
TOPIRAMATE 50 0 42 151
MEGESTROL ACETATE 50 24 R 42 141
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. 22, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.