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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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44,168Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 2035

$2.97M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 2035

1,464 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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

12% of this provider’s 1,464 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 1,464 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 31,096 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 1,597 1,164 S3 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,349 1,104 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 1,204 955 3 7
LISINOPRIL 1,201 964 4 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,122 783 5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 908 634 6 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 814 646 7 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 809 638 8 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 800 514 9 11
SERTRALINE HCL 756 636 10 23
GABAPENTIN 742 468 11 14
LANTUS 638 471 12 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 631 527 13 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 624 341 14 70
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 608 375 15 75
CARVEDILOL 576 410 16 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 558 497 17 24
RISPERIDONE 533 377 18 68
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 507 340 19 66
OLANZAPINE 480 317 20 121
CYMBALTA 456 278 21 59
TRAZODONE HCL 450 322 22 50
FENTANYL 440 322 S2 23 53
JANTOVEN 409 314 24 138
TRAMADOL HCL 405 324 25 19
NAMENDA 404 340 26 37
CLOZAPINE 391 229 27 200
MIRTAZAPINE 388 315 28 46
METFORMIN HCL 387 301 29 9
ATENOLOL 365 308 30 10
ADVAIR DISKUS 356 245 31 38
KLOR-CON M20 333 244 32 73
LEVOFLOXACIN 321 264 33 99
SPIRIVA 304 207 34 44
ABILIFY 299 209 35 174
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 291 220 36 12
NOVOLOG 289 168 37 95
CEPHALEXIN 284 206 38 91
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 262 225 39 90
LEVETIRACETAM 259 115 40 87
CLOPIDOGREL 257 207 41 30
KLOR-CON M10 251 210 42 158
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 247 207 43 63
PREDNISONE 240 192 44 36
HUMALOG 239 166 45 139
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 228 176 46 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 217 158 47 25
HYDRALAZINE HCL 216 155 48 45
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 212 93 R 49 223
BACLOFEN 210 92 50 112
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 210 115 50 226
PAROXETINE HCL 210 160 50 69
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 209 158 53 117
FAMOTIDINE 208 156 54 71
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 205 173 55 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 198 130 56 29
DIGOXIN 192 191 57 67
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 190 186 58 94
LOVASTATIN 188 158 59 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 183 133 60 21
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 170 142 61 146
RANITIDINE HCL 170 117 61 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 167 131 63 15
GENERLAC 166 83 64 180
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 165 119 65 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 162 127 66 32
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 160 107 S2 67 86
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 159 138 68 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159 128 68 26
ALLOPURINOL 157 128 70 34
LAMOTRIGINE 157 87 70 203
SUBOXONE 156 31 72 160
CLONIDINE HCL 156 121 72 61
NYSTATIN 154 105 74 103
SEROQUEL 152 97 75 153
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 151 90 76 18
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 150 112 77 110
ROPINIROLE HCL 149 129 78 113
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 146 107 79 129
NYSTOP 145 97 80 150
FLUOXETINE HCL 145 74 80 81
BUPROPION HCL SR 141 102 82 202
GLIPIZIDE 138 138 83 54
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 137 52 R 84 64
VENTOLIN HFA 136 94 85 80
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 133 102 86 17
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 131 72 87 133
SPIRONOLACTONE 126 112 88 65
PEN NEEDLE 126 78 88 100
PROMETHAZINE HCL 125 56 R 90 106
BUMETANIDE 124 91 91 79
TRAVATAN Z 123 110 92 199
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 120 84 93 27
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 118 58 94 132
COMBIVENT 116 73 95 154
PLAVIX 116 92 95 49
CHOLESTYRAMINE 114 59 10 97 298
LYRICA 110 73 98 89
CEFTRIAXONE 109 90 99 217
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 106 83 100 168
MORPHINE SULFATE 105 56 S2 101 183
NEXIUM 104 37 102 51
BUPROPION HCL 104 71 102 302
PROAIR HFA 104 35 102 31
EXELON 103 80 105 151
OXCARBAZEPINE 103 27 105 317
IBUPROFEN 103 62 105 43
HALOPERIDOL 103 63 105 301
FENOFIBRATE 102 82 109 82
METHADONE HCL 97 28 S2 110 93
AZITHROMYCIN 95 75 111 39
RENVELA 95 42 111 245
NAPROXEN 91 53 113 92
METOLAZONE 90 72 114 162
LIDOCAINE HCL 89 73 115 205
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 89 65 115 191
LEVEMIR 89 23 115 236
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 87 64 118 130
OXYCODONE HCL 87 20 S2 118 62
SEROQUEL XR 85 64 120 294
SYMBICORT 84 48 121 107
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 84 53 121 122
LIDODERM 83 68 123 72
FLUCONAZOLE 83 63 123 198
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 82 65 R 125 411
ENULOSE 81 26 126 230
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 80 42 127 102
VALPROIC ACID 79 46 128 235
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 79 57 128 77
OXYCONTIN 78 29 S2 130 152
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 71 53 131 111
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 70 47 132 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70 46 R 132 101
PRIMIDONE 69 29 134 300
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 68 47 135 299
LITHIUM CARBONATE 68 17 135 378
ZETIA 67 37 137 84
PHENYTOIN 67 66 137 268
MELOXICAM 67 23 137 56
PROPRANOLOL HCL 66 30 140 161
RISPERDAL CONSTA 66 24 140 428
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 65 19 S2 142 159
OLANZAPINE ODT 64 54 143 304
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 64 27 143 431
SINGULAIR 63 33 145 119
CELEBREX 63 63 145 104
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63 41 145 187
TIZANIDINE HCL 63 0 145 261
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 63 43 S3 145 52
GLIPIZIDE XL 62 60 150 166
RIVASTIGMINE 61 61 151 368
CARBAMAZEPINE 60 23 152 228
NYAMYC 60 47 152 438
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60 32 152 143
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 59 0 155 291
CRESTOR 59 34 155 41
PRADAXA 58 58 157 242
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 58 22 157 446
LACTULOSE 58 23 157 96
DILTIAZEM ER 57 40 160 344
TRANSDERM-SCOP 57 29 160 271
HYDROCORTISONE 56 28 162 156
SODIUM CHLORIDE 56 44 162 216
ACTOS 55 55 164 124
NITROSTAT 55 45 164 167
AMOXICILLIN 55 43 164 116
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 52 0 167 284
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 52 12 167 279
FINASTERIDE 52 39 167 105
TRICOR 51 40 170 120
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50 45 171 220
METHOCARBAMOL 50 26 R 171 214
GALANTAMINE HBR 50 29 171 249
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 Sept. 24, 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.