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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,348Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 2604

$899K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 2604

526 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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 526 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 526 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 12,879 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

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 842 624 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 694 667 2 8
OMEPRAZOLE 675 582 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 658 594 4 4
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 631 584 5 42
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 453 438 6 16
SERTRALINE HCL 384 359 7 23
LISINOPRIL 312 268 8 3
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 267 264 9 93
WARFARIN SODIUM 236 198 10 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 231 204 11 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 227 219 12 6
SIMVASTATIN 224 188 13 2
PREDNISONE 206 183 14 34
MIRTAZAPINE 191 184 15 52
GABAPENTIN 187 131 16 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 162 139 17 18
RISPERIDONE 158 146 18 65
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157 148 19 10
TRAMADOL HCL 149 103 20 15
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 144 95 S2 21 58
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136 131 22 20
PROAIR HFA 134 67 23 27
SPIRONOLACTONE 122 121 24 78
MORPHINE SULFATE 121 109 S2 25 140
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 119 102 26 124
LANTUS 119 115 26 40
FAMOTIDINE 118 113 28 68
TRAZODONE HCL 116 82 29 46
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 114 113 30 164
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 113 103 S2 31 147
DONEPEZIL HCL 112 111 32 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 107 99 33 17
KLOR-CON M20 106 98 34 86
BUDESONIDE 105 105 35 306
METFORMIN HCL 100 63 36 7
NOVOLOG 100 70 36 89
NEXIUM 94 80 38 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94 82 38 30
NAMENDA 90 89 40 37
FENTANYL 89 65 S2 41 48
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 88 87 42 267
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88 63 42 21
SPIRIVA 88 81 42 45
HYDROCORTISONE 84 83 45 161
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 83 80 46 97
CARVEDILOL 80 66 47 26
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 79 39 S2 48 106
OXYCODONE HCL 79 66 S2 48 61
ATENOLOL 77 76 50 11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 74 68 51 125
IBUPROFEN 73 51 52 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 72 36 53 49
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70 46 54 14
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68 15 R 55 43
LOVASTATIN 68 63 55 24
LEVEMIR 67 30 57 171
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 67 56 57 19
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 63 58 59 136
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62 58 60 38
LAMOTRIGINE 61 35 61 185
DIGOXIN 60 57 62 71
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 60 53 62 55
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 59 49 64 66
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 52 64 22
LEVETIRACETAM 59 56 64 96
ADVAIR DISKUS 57 43 67 41
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 56 41 68 122
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56 30 68 73
CYMBALTA 56 15 68 44
GLYBURIDE 53 32 R 71 83
NOVOLIN 70-30 53 53 71 202
METFORMIN HCL ER 52 31 73 72
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50 39 74 64
RANITIDINE HCL 50 36 74 25
NYSTATIN 50 46 74 100
BUMETANIDE 50 34 74 70
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 2, 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.