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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,920Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 38

$1.63M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 38

586 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 586 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 586 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 25%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 21,606 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 31.


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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 1,353 1,011 1 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,152 950 2 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,118 888 3 9
LISINOPRIL 1,083 793 4 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 991 630 S3 5 1
FUROSEMIDE 772 584 6 3
RANITIDINE HCL 606 469 7 24
NAMENDA 526 485 8 13
RISPERIDONE 496 456 9 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 474 436 10 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 474 413 10 2
OMEPRAZOLE 395 318 12 6
METFORMIN HCL 362 255 13 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 362 275 13 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 359 240 15 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 354 260 16 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 350 274 17 28
LANTUS 314 205 18 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 291 213 19 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 282 258 20 53
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 279 194 21 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 272 245 22 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 272 218 22 30
HYDRALAZINE HCL 262 228 24 62
PROAIR HFA 250 182 25 50
TRAMADOL HCL 247 177 26 19
IBUPROFEN 247 168 26 63
MIRTAZAPINE 246 229 28 17
CLOPIDOGREL 243 202 29 34
PROMETHAZINE HCL 228 148 R 30 102
SPIRIVA 226 198 31 65
LEVETIRACETAM 221 167 32 69
LIDODERM 214 157 33 71
ADVAIR DISKUS 214 185 33 54
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 210 129 S3 35 66
PLAVIX 201 171 36 51
GABAPENTIN 199 125 37 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 192 182 38 45
OLANZAPINE 191 169 39 70
VALPROIC ACID 185 172 40 108
SERTRALINE HCL 180 138 41 16
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 174 164 42 32
NOVOLOG 173 120 43 39
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 163 128 44 44
CARVEDILOL 161 154 45 27
TRAZODONE HCL 152 108 46 29
FAMOTIDINE 152 142 46 35
SODIUM CHLORIDE 149 124 48 74
NIFEDIPINE ER 147 137 49 142
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 146 114 50 99
FENTANYL 143 111 S2 51 14
CLONIDINE HCL 139 110 52 84
LACTULOSE 135 104 53 61
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 133 118 54 37
SEROQUEL 131 105 55 91
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 131 102 55 87
NOVOLIN R 131 104 55 111
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122 115 58 21
TRAVATAN Z 121 121 59 149
HALOPERIDOL 120 77 60 129
BACLOFEN 117 54 61 77
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 117 93 R 61 113
ALLOPURINOL 116 94 63 56
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 115 93 64 76
NEXIUM 112 61 65 109
GLIPIZIDE 111 83 66 52
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 110 84 67 57
ABILIFY 108 67 68 94
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 108 108 68 160
HYDROCORTISONE 105 63 70 135
PAROXETINE HCL 101 64 71 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 97 44 72 59
LITHIUM CARBONATE 95 79 73 167
NAPROXEN 95 68 73 167
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 93 87 75 47
MEGESTROL ACETATE 93 80 R 75 117
NOVOLIN 70-30 92 84 77 104
PREDNISONE 91 75 78 41
SANTYL 90 73 79 141
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 90 29 R 79 78
FENOFIBRATE 88 51 81 144
OLANZAPINE ODT 88 79 81 169
SYMBICORT 88 69 81 138
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 88 70 81 92
ATENOLOL 87 67 85 22
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 86 67 86 125
VENTOLIN HFA 81 71 87 126
DIOVAN 78 59 88 126
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 75 70 89 176
NYSTATIN 73 55 90 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73 30 90 73
TIMOLOL MALEATE 71 71 92 179
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 69 50 93 137
SPIRONOLACTONE 66 47 94 58
ENULOSE 65 42 95 142
LAMOTRIGINE 64 29 96 154
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64 56 96 100
CEPHALEXIN 63 45 98 55
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 62 12 S2 99 67
GLIPIZIDE ER 61 39 100 157
ZYPREXA 60 60 101 189
LATANOPROST 60 58 101 110
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 59 44 103 192
COLCRYS 57 39 104 196
KLOR-CON M20 57 50 104 42
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57 37 104 72
INSULIN SYRINGE 57 21 104 152
DIGOXIN 56 54 108 46
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 52 38 R 109 207
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 51 35 110 209
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 51 48 110 209
OFLOXACIN 50 43 112 216
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 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.