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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,818Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 326

$519K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 326

307 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
37% 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

4% of this provider’s 307 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 307 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 7,387 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $104 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 294 279 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 285 264 2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 266 264 3 8
FUROSEMIDE 234 234 4 7
LISINOPRIL 218 201 5 3
SIMVASTATIN 200 196 6 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 198 194 7 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 181 174 S3 8 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174 173 9 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173 172 10 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 138 128 11 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 137 129 12 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 133 133 13 34
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 118 111 14 84
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114 114 15 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 96 16 57
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 102 96 17 21
NAMENDA 98 98 18 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95 89 19 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91 78 20 30
ATENOLOL 91 87 20 13
TRAMADOL HCL 89 82 22 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 86 81 23 11
IBUPROFEN 78 58 24 62
ALLOPURINOL 75 75 25 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67 62 26 82
LANTUS 67 67 26 56
CLONIDINE HCL 66 64 28 74
METFORMIN HCL 61 47 29 16
CARVEDILOL 61 57 29 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58 55 31 66
SERTRALINE HCL 56 56 32 35
TRAZODONE HCL 55 51 33 64
NOVOLOG 54 54 34 123
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 53 52 35 14
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.