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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,395Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 103

$941K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 103

409 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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

10% of this provider’s 409 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 409 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 20%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 20,730 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

55 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,285 1,231 1 6
SIMVASTATIN 833 794 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 813 780 3 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 768 743 S3 4 3
LISINOPRIL 767 728 5 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 752 682 6 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 660 637 7 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 577 574 8 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 523 521 9 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 522 506 10 12
NAMENDA 402 388 11 16
SERTRALINE HCL 389 371 12 18
NOVOLIN R 316 295 13 86
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 314 302 S3 14 52
WARFARIN SODIUM 311 288 15 9
GABAPENTIN 311 266 15 13
OMEPRAZOLE 268 255 17 7
LANTUS 260 235 18 29
GLIPIZIDE 252 241 19 40
MIRTAZAPINE 232 209 20 24
HYDRALAZINE HCL 225 221 21 34
CLOPIDOGREL 211 202 22 28
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 211 191 22 76
CARVEDILOL 209 207 24 22
TRAMADOL HCL 203 190 25 20
ATENOLOL 202 175 26 19
METFORMIN HCL 191 164 27 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 183 176 28 30
LIDODERM 181 181 29 70
RISPERIDONE 175 159 30 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 175 157 30 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 171 153 32 25
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 164 164 33 60
SPIRONOLACTONE 161 151 34 71
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 158 147 35 26
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 140 130 36 99
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 134 112 37 87
FAMOTIDINE 133 121 38 42
DIGOXIN 133 133 38 49
PLAVIX 132 122 40 44
FENTANYL 129 129 S2 41 48
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 125 114 42 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 122 116 43 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 119 106 44 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118 111 45 27
NYSTATIN 117 114 46 84
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 117 117 46 118
CYMBALTA 114 98 48 56
LEVETIRACETAM 111 91 49 57
PREDNISONE 109 109 50 38
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 107 94 51 32
BACLOFEN 105 88 52 69
OLANZAPINE 102 88 53 84
CLONIDINE HCL 102 99 53 62
MELOXICAM 101 98 55 79
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 100 91 56 50
CELEBREX 99 99 57 117
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93 89 58 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91 87 59 59
NOVOLIN 70-30 91 75 59 163
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 79 59 15
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 86 73 62 67
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 84 76 63 21
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 83 53 64 112
AZITHROMYCIN 81 79 65 61
LYRICA 79 78 66 89
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 78 19 S2 67 170
NOVOLOG 76 65 68 68
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 74 68 69 95
TRAZODONE HCL 72 61 70 39
PAROXETINE HCL 72 54 70 74
VERAPAMIL ER 67 67 72 176
MOMETASONE FUROATE 67 63 72 234
DETROL LA 66 66 74 161
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64 57 75 104
TRAVATAN Z 64 64 75 165
RANITIDINE HCL 64 51 75 31
GALANTAMINE HBR 63 63 78 88
SEROQUEL 63 58 78 105
BACTROBAN 62 62 80 241
ALLOPURINOL 61 61 81 36
LIDOCAINE 58 56 82 200
VALPROIC ACID 57 35 83 137
KLOR-CON M10 57 33 83 120
CARBAMAZEPINE 57 33 83 189
BUSPIRONE HCL 56 56 86 173
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 56 53 86 181
FINASTERIDE 54 54 88 98
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 53 53 89 202
DILTIAZEM HCL 53 53 89 139
DESONIDE 51 51 91 202
GLIPIZIDE ER 51 51 91 123
VENLAFAXINE HCL 50 36 93 186
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.