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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,419Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 2604

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 2604

527 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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

18% of this provider’s 527 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 527 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 15,358 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$59 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 656 607 1 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 617 586 2 4
SERTRALINE HCL 581 502 3 23
SIMVASTATIN 441 420 4 2
FUROSEMIDE 441 398 4 8
RAMIPRIL 426 425 6 111
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 422 306 S3 7 1
LISINOPRIL 373 323 8 3
CARVEDILOL 361 319 9 26
LANTUS 333 290 10 40
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 330 293 11 16
OMEPRAZOLE 327 257 12 5
TRAMADOL HCL 312 282 13 15
FENTANYL 310 267 S2 14 48
LACTULOSE 303 274 15 108
GABAPENTIN 302 253 16 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 279 279 17 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 271 244 18 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 253 247 19 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 250 230 20 9
BUMETANIDE 238 216 21 70
FAMOTIDINE 235 211 22 68
NOVOLOG 216 181 23 89
NAMENDA 210 206 24 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 205 189 25 78
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 193 187 26 38
PREDNISONE 186 171 27 34
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 181 164 28 136
MIRTAZAPINE 167 147 29 52
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 161 143 30 19
JANUVIA 156 156 31 98
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 143 121 32 81
SPIRIVA 141 117 33 45
LEVOFLOXACIN 135 128 34 113
RISPERIDONE 121 109 35 65
CEPHALEXIN 116 102 36 74
DIGOXIN 116 113 36 71
CLONIDINE HCL 102 76 38 56
ATENOLOL 102 96 38 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100 94 40 14
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 98 92 41 59
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 96 70 42 212
ALLOPURINOL 95 90 43 35
LEVETIRACETAM 95 71 43 96
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 95 95 43 42
GLUCAGEN 93 89 46 405
VESICARE 89 89 47 187
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 89 82 47 97
RANITIDINE HCL 87 79 49 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83 63 50 30
LEVEMIR 81 61 51 171
METFORMIN HCL 80 73 52 7
LATANOPROST 77 77 53 184
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 77 48 53 66
ENULOSE 76 51 55 183
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 76 73 55 124
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76 69 55 20
AGGRENOX 75 63 58 206
ADVAIR DISKUS 72 54 59 41
BACLOFEN 71 57 60 101
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 71 52 S2 60 58
TRANSDERM-SCOP 70 50 62 262
TRAZODONE HCL 70 57 62 46
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 69 69 64 267
SENSIPAR 67 35 65 439
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67 63 65 91
CLOPIDOGREL 63 52 67 39
LAMOTRIGINE 63 58 67 185
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61 56 69 64
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 54 69 10
TAMIFLU 59 57 71 376
LOVASTATIN 57 57 72 24
HUMALOG 56 41 73 203
METHADONE HCL 56 38 S2 73 67
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 55 48 75 193
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54 54 76 125
PLAVIX 53 52 77 75
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51 51 78 29
MECLIZINE HCL 51 51 78 155
OLANZAPINE 51 50 78 115
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. 18, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.