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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Emergency Medical Services

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,490Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 73

$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 73

326 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
20%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

86% of this provider’s 326 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

77% of this provider’s 326 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 38%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 2,363 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 8%.

Prescription Price

$98 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 5.


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 2,064 387 S3 1 1
OXYCODONE HCL 1,899 347 S2 2 2
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 551 74 R 3 12
LISINOPRIL 429 135 4 3
PROAIR HFA 362 80 5 6
CLONIDINE HCL 273 61 6 17
ADVAIR DISKUS 271 52 7 15
OPANA ER 260 49 S2 8 26
OMEPRAZOLE 247 33 9 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202 41 10 10
NEXIUM 188 43 11 19
LIDODERM 184 32 12 46
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 165 11 13 8
CARISOPRODOL 151 13 R 14 39
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 146 0 S2 15 54
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 144 22 16 24
CYMBALTA 136 15 17 18
CEPHALEXIN 134 19 18 32
IBUPROFEN 129 22 19 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 124 39 20 29
METFORMIN HCL 120 33 21 9
SPIRIVA 113 27 22 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113 0 22 36
FUROSEMIDE 103 27 24 11
FENTANYL 100 0 S2 25 39
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 92 18 26 28
ABILIFY 91 0 27 31
SIMVASTATIN 91 37 27 4
SINGULAIR 90 15 29 55
OXYCONTIN 79 0 S2 30 76
SYMBICORT 79 36 30 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 79 39 30 20
RANITIDINE HCL 74 0 33 14
HYDROCORTISONE 73 0 34 52
SEROQUEL XR 70 12 35 41
GABAPENTIN 65 0 36 23
CRESTOR 64 13 37 44
ATENOLOL 63 0 38 27
METHOCARBAMOL 62 0 R 39 34
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 61 12 40 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 54 0 41 13
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 0 S2 42 102
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 Oct. 27, 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.