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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,867Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 55 out of 2604

$836K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 2604

530 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 530 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 530 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 11,317 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 592 481 S3 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 487 446 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 472 428 3 5
FUROSEMIDE 463 444 4 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 457 421 5 4
LISINOPRIL 422 379 6 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 343 340 7 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 248 222 8 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 232 207 9 9
NAMENDA 211 210 10 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 210 200 11 16
ATENOLOL 204 183 12 11
CYMBALTA 181 128 13 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 161 151 14 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 149 149 15 28
TRAMADOL HCL 140 108 16 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 132 128 17 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 125 116 18 19
CARVEDILOL 124 116 19 26
CELEBREX 122 95 20 114
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 118 103 21 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 117 100 22 21
MIRTAZAPINE 103 91 23 52
METFORMIN HCL 103 83 23 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 98 92 25 14
MELOXICAM 95 72 26 36
LEVOFLOXACIN 94 85 27 113
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 94 80 27 112
FENTANYL 93 78 S2 29 48
LANTUS 92 79 30 40
BUMETANIDE 91 84 31 70
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 87 39 R 32 43
GLIMEPIRIDE 84 84 33 57
ALLOPURINOL 83 65 34 35
RANITIDINE HCL 82 63 35 25
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 82 81 35 97
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77 73 37 38
GABAPENTIN 74 63 38 12
DIGOXIN 74 70 38 71
NYSTATIN 74 73 38 100
TAMSULOSIN HCL 74 74 38 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72 62 42 73
SERTRALINE HCL 71 53 43 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 51 44 22
SINGULAIR 67 55 45 120
GLIPIZIDE 67 63 45 51
PREDNISONE 64 60 47 34
AMOXICILLIN 62 45 48 99
NEXIUM 62 32 48 53
CEPHALEXIN 59 57 50 74
AGGRENOX 58 47 51 206
ADVAIR DISKUS 56 48 52 41
CLOPIDOGREL 56 49 52 39
SPIRIVA 55 39 54 45
AZITHROMYCIN 55 47 54 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 54 56 10
CRESTOR 54 52 56 47
INSULIN SYRINGE 54 27 56 109
KETOCONAZOLE 53 50 59 197
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52 52 60 110
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 52 60 59
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51 51 62 81
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 May 26, 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.