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Prescriber Checkup

MICHAEL ANDERSON MD

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,338Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 1692

$996K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 1692

855 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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 Virginia
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 855 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 855 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 18,033 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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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 Virginia
SIMVASTATIN 825 704 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 773 626 2 3
LISINOPRIL 771 630 3 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 716 612 4 12
OMEPRAZOLE 710 580 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 579 492 6 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 492 402 7 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 459 392 S3 8 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 433 370 9 4
GLIMEPIRIDE 407 368 10 32
METFORMIN HCL 404 305 11 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 402 351 12 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 365 326 13 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 353 318 14 14
GABAPENTIN 330 252 15 13
CARVEDILOL 326 266 16 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 322 267 17 9
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 308 274 18 55
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 287 234 19 17
CLOPIDOGREL 282 263 20 43
NEXIUM 268 191 21 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 263 208 22 21
ATENOLOL 248 221 23 15
SERTRALINE HCL 239 163 24 22
FAMOTIDINE 209 171 25 86
PLAVIX 207 196 26 66
RANITIDINE HCL 203 136 27 28
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 193 109 S2 28 70
DONEPEZIL HCL 186 173 29 29
ALLOPURINOL 185 161 30 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180 166 31 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 179 149 32 23
AZITHROMYCIN 179 148 32 34
MELOXICAM 169 139 34 41
TRAMADOL HCL 167 147 35 16
CLONIDINE HCL 163 132 36 46
KLOR-CON M20 163 124 36 48
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157 142 38 38
TRAZODONE HCL 143 111 39 33
CEFUROXIME 141 112 40 153
PREDNISONE 139 114 41 35
PROMETHAZINE HCL 138 128 R 42 81
RISPERIDONE 134 126 43 77
DIOVAN 127 108 44 42
PROAIR HFA 125 96 45 40
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 124 109 46 65
LANSOPRAZOLE 116 105 47 133
COLCRYS 115 89 48 154
TAMSULOSIN HCL 115 113 48 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 114 98 50 52
SPIRONOLACTONE 113 92 51 74
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108 68 52 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 106 71 53 67
DIOVAN HCT 98 76 54 73
OXYCODONE HCL 98 71 S2 54 56
PAROXETINE HCL 97 73 56 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97 56 56 27
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 96 77 58 105
LEVOFLOXACIN 90 84 59 113
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 89 60 60 36
ROPINIROLE HCL 87 83 61 101
INSULIN SYRINGE 86 38 62 93
ADVAIR DISKUS 83 63 63 45
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 83 74 63 220
BUMETANIDE 80 66 65 125
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 80 27 65 97
AMOXICILLIN 79 61 67 95
CELEBREX 76 74 68 103
VENTOLIN HFA 74 40 69 151
KLOR-CON M10 71 48 70 106
LEVETIRACETAM 70 52 71 107
GLYBURIDE 70 58 R 71 82
SYNTHROID 69 58 73 59
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 69 69 73 110
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68 19 R 75 54
CRESTOR 66 64 76 26
NAMENDA 63 63 77 50
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 63 57 77 20
SINGULAIR 62 49 79 79
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61 39 R 80 58
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61 50 80 64
SPIRIVA 61 56 80 44
LIPITOR 60 59 83 119
CEPHALEXIN 58 51 84 89
LACTULOSE 58 26 84 104
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 57 33 86 146
RAMIPRIL 56 42 87 108
CYMBALTA 56 52 87 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55 35 89 84
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55 40 89 69
MECLIZINE HCL 55 55 89 124
DIGOXIN 54 40 92 85
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 0 S2 92 94
MEGESTROL ACETATE 53 51 R 94 185
GLIPIZIDE 53 44 94 47
FLUCONAZOLE 52 32 96 175
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51 51 97 134
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 51 37 97 263
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 51 19 97 212
HALOPERIDOL 51 46 97 165
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 50 14 R 101 188
HUMULIN N 50 41 101 341
LOVASTATIN 50 47 101 37
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. 1, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.