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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,498Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 387 out of 2604

$347K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 522 out of 2604

407 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
21% 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

4% of this provider’s 407 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 407 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 5,400 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 22%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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 369 336 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 311 273 2 5
LISINOPRIL 208 189 3 3
ATENOLOL 192 179 4 11
METFORMIN HCL 184 153 5 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 183 146 6 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 149 139 7 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 146 83 S3 8 1
GABAPENTIN 140 122 9 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 136 122 10 9
FELODIPINE ER 113 113 11 226
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 101 84 12 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 93 93 13 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82 74 14 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 78 70 15 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 72 16 10
RANITIDINE HCL 74 39 17 25
IBUPROFEN 72 64 18 32
TRAMADOL HCL 67 60 19 15
CLONAZEPAM 66 66 20 327
FUROSEMIDE 65 53 21 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 64 62 22 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 59 23 22
ALLOPURINOL 59 43 24 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59 50 24 64
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59 50 24 14
SPIRIVA 58 35 27 45
ETODOLAC 57 55 28 178
ADVAIR DISKUS 54 45 29 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 54 48 29 20
CARVEDILOL 54 35 29 26
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 53 49 32 55
NAPROXEN SODIUM 52 37 33 216
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 Feb. 20, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.