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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,305Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 2604

$697K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 78 out of 2604

477 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
21%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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

15% of this provider’s 477 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

36% of this provider’s 477 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 3,319 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 1,006 218 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 495 133 2 3
GABAPENTIN 490 81 3 12
CYMBALTA 454 71 4 44
TRAMADOL HCL 371 84 5 15
BACLOFEN 349 52 6 101
SIMVASTATIN 343 112 7 2
METFORMIN HCL 320 101 8 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 313 78 9 6
OMEPRAZOLE 251 67 10 5
KETOCONAZOLE 244 64 11 197
RANITIDINE HCL 235 54 12 25
TOPIRAMATE 224 12 13 143
TRAZODONE HCL 217 34 14 46
FUROSEMIDE 211 85 15 8
CARVEDILOL 205 78 16 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197 31 17 10
NAPROXEN 185 42 18 76
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178 22 19 22
LYRICA 175 26 20 79
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 168 50 21 31
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 166 68 22 4
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 161 25 R 23 43
ALLOPURINOL 158 39 24 35
PROAIR HFA 149 24 25 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 138 45 26 9
LIDOCAINE 133 34 27 152
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 132 0 28 107
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 120 67 29 16
VENTOLIN HFA 109 25 30 63
CRESTOR 108 18 31 47
ATENOLOL 107 25 32 11
MORPHINE SULFATE 102 0 S2 33 140
HYDRALAZINE HCL 96 59 34 85
WARFARIN SODIUM 89 31 35 13
DILTIAZEM ER 89 13 35 279
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 88 0 R 37 82
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 82 0 S2 38 58
MELOXICAM 78 11 39 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 74 17 40 18
LANTUS 73 12 41 40
CLOPIDOGREL 71 37 42 39
SEROQUEL XR 65 0 43 236
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65 11 43 126
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62 11 45 84
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 0 45 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 61 24 47 19
GUANFACINE HCL 60 0 R 48 457
VENLAFAXINE HCL 60 0 48 259
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 59 22 50 17
INSULIN SYRINGE 59 22 50 109
METHADONE HCL 58 0 S2 52 67
PREDNISONE 56 16 53 34
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 56 20 53 174
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56 12 53 42
OXYCODONE HCL 55 0 S2 56 61
SPIRONOLACTONE 55 36 56 78
GLIPIZIDE 54 15 58 51
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 53 0 R 59 293
VOLTAREN 52 21 60 148
CILOSTAZOL 51 37 61 193
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.