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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,094Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 2035

$2.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 2035

555 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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

7% of this provider’s 555 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 555 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 28,901 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

39% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 896 872 1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 806 744 2 5
FUROSEMIDE 781 752 3 7
NEXIUM 741 714 4 51
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 685 652 5 4
SIMVASTATIN 648 620 6 1
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 617 602 7 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 577 533 8 21
ATENOLOL 564 564 9 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 563 551 10 8
LISINOPRIL 554 523 11 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 544 532 12 13
RANITIDINE HCL 473 464 13 28
CRESTOR 451 447 14 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 416 401 15 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 390 390 16 11
METFORMIN HCL 385 344 17 9
DIOVAN 384 372 18 76
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 339 338 19 48
NAMENDA 326 326 20 37
SERTRALINE HCL 320 313 21 23
CLOPIDOGREL 303 295 22 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 303 299 22 16
DEXILANT 301 297 24 278
JANUVIA 282 279 25 85
PLAVIX 277 272 26 49
DONEPEZIL HCL 270 270 27 24
HYDRALAZINE HCL 269 262 28 45
LIPITOR 262 253 29 134
TAMSULOSIN HCL 257 257 30 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 240 216 S3 31 2
DIOVAN HCT 238 238 32 126
LIDODERM 235 229 33 72
MECLIZINE HCL 224 217 34 147
CITALOPRAM HBR 217 198 35 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 207 188 36 15
TEKTURNA 204 204 37 283
GABAPENTIN 203 203 38 14
GLYBURIDE 193 191 R 39 74
PROCTOSOL-HC 179 179 10 40 222
NIFEDIPINE ER 177 176 41 98
CREON 177 174 41 327
CLONIDINE HCL 171 154 43 61
ONGLYZA 170 169 44 252
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 165 165 45 111
RANEXA 163 163 46 289
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 155 145 47 35
ADVAIR DISKUS 150 146 48 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 150 126 48 77
KLOR-CON 10 149 141 50 193
SINGULAIR 147 140 51 119
CARVEDILOL 146 131 52 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 145 141 53 55
MICARDIS 145 145 53 348
EVISTA 143 143 55 136
BENICAR 141 137 56 185
INSULIN SYRINGE 138 135 57 97
MIRTAZAPINE 137 137 58 46
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 135 132 59 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135 135 59 12
CYMBALTA 126 114 61 59
NITROSTAT 126 126 61 167
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122 109 63 42
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 121 121 64 29
AZITHROMYCIN 120 102 65 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118 108 66 47
VYTORIN 118 115 66 240
MICARDIS HCT 115 115 68 392
KETOCONAZOLE 113 110 69 215
IBUPROFEN 113 93 69 43
BYSTOLIC 113 113 69 108
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112 109 72 26
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 112 107 72 266
KLOR-CON M20 111 109 74 73
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 108 104 S3 75 52
EXELON 108 108 75 151
LEVOFLOXACIN 104 90 77 99
PAROXETINE HCL 100 97 78 69
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96 91 79 27
VERAPAMIL ER 96 89 79 115
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 94 85 81 187
TRAMADOL HCL 94 84 81 19
TOPIRAMATE 93 91 83 184
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 93 78 R 83 139
TRAZODONE HCL 92 88 85 50
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 92 92 85 70
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91 86 87 63
SINGLE USE SWAB 89 88 88 163
ZETIA 88 88 89 84
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 88 87 89 142
DICYCLOMINE HCL 87 86 91 212
COLCRYS 87 87 91 186
VOLTAREN 86 83 93 141
LOVAZA 86 86 93 137
AVODART 86 86 93 225
LANSOPRAZOLE 85 73 96 118
JANUMET 85 85 96 221
TRICOR 85 85 96 120
SYNTHROID 84 71 99 83
ALCOHOL SWABS 81 79 100 182
ENABLEX 79 67 101 306
GLIPIZIDE 79 79 101 54
LUNESTA 79 79 101 412
ACTOS 76 76 104 124
BENICAR HCT 72 67 105 201
GALANTAMINE HBR 72 72 105 249
DIGOXIN 72 72 105 67
NASONEX 72 72 105 207
FINASTERIDE 71 71 109 105
MUPIROCIN 70 67 110 275
LYRICA 69 69 111 89
PROPRANOLOL HCL 69 69 111 161
LORATADINE 67 67 113 314
PROCTOZONE-HC 67 67 113 281
LABETALOL HCL 65 65 115 231
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 65 115 65
SPIRIVA 65 65 115 44
NIASPAN 63 52 118 165
KLOR-CON M10 63 51 118 158
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63 56 R 118 64
PRANDIN 61 61 121 303
VESICARE 61 61 121 209
AMMONIUM LACTATE 60 60 123 155
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 60 60 123 272
ALLOPURINOL 60 60 123 34
TEKTURNA HCT 58 55 126 384
ZENPEP 58 55 126 446
AGGRENOX 58 57 126 295
CELEBREX 57 57 129 104
SEROQUEL 56 56 130 153
LEXAPRO 55 50 131 260
DOXEPIN HCL 54 43 132 396
FLUOXETINE HCL 53 53 133 81
CLONIDINE 52 52 134 277
LACTULOSE 52 52 134 96
METFORMIN HCL ER 52 52 134 78
MELOXICAM 51 51 137 56
METOLAZONE 51 51 137 162
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 Oct. 3, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.