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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,759Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 343 out of 2604

$446K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 285 out of 2604

376 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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

5% of this provider’s 376 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 376 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 4,818 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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
SIMVASTATIN 317 235 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 300 180 2 5
LISINOPRIL 203 163 3 3
METFORMIN HCL 201 160 4 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 178 155 5 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 177 156 6 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 149 106 S3 7 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 139 118 8 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134 98 9 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 126 96 10 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 108 91 11 19
FUROSEMIDE 96 76 12 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 94 65 13 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 85 46 14 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 80 66 15 18
CYMBALTA 70 19 16 44
SERTRALINE HCL 69 21 17 23
GABAPENTIN 68 61 18 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67 28 19 64
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 47 19 22
TRAMADOL HCL 63 44 21 15
FINASTERIDE 62 58 22 103
ATENOLOL 62 59 22 11
PREDNISONE 61 51 24 34
NAMENDA 58 58 25 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 55 50 26 20
MELOXICAM 54 48 27 36
RANITIDINE HCL 54 26 27 25
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54 37 27 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53 32 30 30
CELEBREX 51 47 31 114
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 9, 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.