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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,159Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 2604

$1,650 Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2602 out of 2604

225 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
0% 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

13% of this provider’s 225 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

32% of this provider’s 225 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 16,058 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$0 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

81 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 647 559 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 574 504 2 5
LISINOPRIL 515 499 3 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 484 437 4 18
FUROSEMIDE 464 426 5 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 441 429 6 17
SENNA PLUS 434 349 10 7 244
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 434 381 S3 7 1
CERTAVITE SENIOR-ANTIOXIDANT 406 328 10 9 186
ASPIRIN EC 382 318 10 141
LEVOTHROID 358 302 11 224
MAPAP 353 329 12 191
JANTOVEN 353 319 12 118
DONEPEZIL HCL 292 279 14 28
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 280 258 15 4
ASPIRIN 272 260 16 250
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 250 225 17 16
CYMBALTA 240 212 18 44
VITAMIN D 230 211 19 192
VITAMIN D2 223 198 20 245
LORAZEPAM 172 166 21 190
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 171 147 22 29
MIRTAZAPINE 166 164 23 52
SERTRALINE HCL 164 152 24 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 157 129 25 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157 145 25 10
DOK 154 140 27 199
PREDNISONE 150 132 28 34
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 148 128 29 97
ARTHRITIS PAIN RELIEF 146 132 10 30 325
CALCITRATE + VIT D 135 127 10 31 338
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 134 114 32 84
TRAZODONE HCL 133 133 33 46
CARVEDILOL 132 98 34 26
ALLOPURINOL 132 116 34 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 126 105 36 64
CLOPIDOGREL 122 108 37 39
LORATADINE 120 109 38 276
CALCIUM CITRATE-VIT D 118 105 10 39 340
PLAVIX 113 101 40 75
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 105 80 41 42
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 104 104 42 110
CELEBREX 103 99 43 114
MELATONIN 102 89 10 44 312
GABAPENTIN 101 95 45 12
NYSTATIN 100 95 46 100
CLONAZEPAM 94 50 47 327
PRESERVISION 94 94 10 47 346
LIQUITEARS 90 90 10 49 410
NAMENDA 87 83 50 37
METFORMIN HCL 84 60 51 7
CALCIUM 600 + VIT D 83 83 52 419
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 82 81 53 174
FERROUS SULFATE 81 73 54 263
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 79 64 55 66
ABILIFY 78 78 56 130
CALCIUM WITH VITAMIN D 74 74 57 217
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72 65 58 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71 50 59 14
RISPERIDONE 71 65 59 65
SPIRIVA 71 71 59 45
TRAMADOL HCL 69 64 62 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68 64 63 30
CRANBERRY JUICE POWDER 68 60 10 63 372
OLANZAPINE 67 67 65 115
BUTRANS 67 67 S3 65 369
NEXIUM 66 55 67 53
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 62 68 41
TIZANIDINE HCL 64 35 69 161
LIDODERM 64 63 69 80
METHADONE HCL 64 46 S2 69 67
ALPRAZOLAM 63 63 72 119
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63 56 72 172
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 62 37 74 208
ANTACID 61 49 10 75 453
MINERIN 60 53 10 76 457
ALL DAY ALLERGY 58 57 10 77 465
LANSOPRAZOLE 53 29 78 137
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53 43 78 125
GLIPIZIDE ER 53 53 78 134
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52 49 81 124
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 38 81 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51 50 83 31
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51 38 83 85
XARELTO 50 45 85 400
CLICKFINE 50 47 10 85 493
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 Nov. 17, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.