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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,479Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 93 out of 2604

$597K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 123 out of 2604

238 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
42%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 238 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 4,975 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 688 274 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 418 166 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 337 125 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 310 188 4 8
LISINOPRIL 260 119 5 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 238 96 6 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 229 133 7 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 212 70 8 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 206 132 S3 9 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 206 83 9 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 205 114 11 9
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 176 54 12 42
METFORMIN HCL 172 68 13 7
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 170 126 14 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166 86 15 10
RANITIDINE HCL 151 52 16 25
NEXIUM 145 68 17 53
NIFEDIPINE ER 142 34 18 121
FAMOTIDINE 138 52 19 68
DONEPEZIL HCL 130 96 20 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 127 50 21 21
SERTRALINE HCL 124 45 22 23
LEVETIRACETAM 122 32 23 96
ATENOLOL 121 42 24 11
ADVAIR DISKUS 120 69 25 41
OLANZAPINE 105 0 26 115
RISPERIDONE 101 27 27 65
WARFARIN SODIUM 94 73 28 13
DETROL LA 94 15 28 219
NAMENDA 88 66 30 37
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 82 11 31 110
LIPITOR 80 28 32 225
LYRICA 75 42 33 79
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73 45 34 38
ALLOPURINOL 70 0 35 35
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 69 36 36 50
TRAZODONE HCL 69 20 36 46
PROAIR HFA 65 44 38 27
CLOPIDOGREL 65 51 38 39
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 62 18 R 40 189
TRAMADOL HCL 60 39 41 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58 23 42 73
GLIPIZIDE 57 43 43 51
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 55 31 44 20
BUSPIRONE HCL 54 40 45 168
BACLOFEN 50 0 46 101
CRESTOR 50 28 46 47
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. 12, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.