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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,868Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 2604

$784K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 47 out of 2604

612 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
38% 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

3% of this provider’s 612 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 612 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 12,943 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

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 712 634 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 672 592 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 627 557 3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 483 381 4 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 462 320 S3 5 1
FUROSEMIDE 436 384 6 8
LISINOPRIL 336 253 7 3
METFORMIN HCL 288 230 8 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 269 221 9 18
ATENOLOL 266 208 10 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 255 218 11 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 243 217 12 16
GABAPENTIN 231 181 13 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 207 181 14 13
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 204 184 15 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 203 162 16 14
TRAMADOL HCL 197 151 17 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 195 153 18 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 179 160 19 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 167 122 20 21
METFORMIN HCL ER 146 116 21 72
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142 122 22 10
AZITHROMYCIN 138 111 23 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 138 138 23 28
DIGOXIN 133 105 25 71
LOVASTATIN 131 84 26 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 130 118 27 20
SERTRALINE HCL 121 89 28 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118 110 29 22
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 109 88 30 59
CARVEDILOL 109 94 30 26
CLOPIDOGREL 107 73 32 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 105 89 33 78
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 101 96 34 142
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100 91 35 64
ROPINIROLE HCL 97 88 36 102
GLIMEPIRIDE 96 64 37 57
KLOR-CON M20 95 87 38 86
IBUPROFEN 94 70 39 32
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 93 89 S3 40 60
FAMOTIDINE 93 69 40 68
GLYBURIDE 93 91 R 40 83
VERAPAMIL ER 92 54 43 117
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 90 83 44 50
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 90 66 44 91
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 89 44 77
ALLOPURINOL 90 79 44 35
RANITIDINE HCL 87 62 48 25
PLAVIX 84 57 49 75
TAMSULOSIN HCL 81 68 50 30
PREDNISONE 80 75 51 34
CLONIDINE HCL 80 61 51 56
NEXIUM 80 63 51 53
FLUOXETINE HCL 80 34 51 49
TRAZODONE HCL 78 39 55 46
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 75 66 56 81
SPIRIVA 70 57 57 45
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 69 57 58 110
LEVOFLOXACIN 68 48 59 113
LANSOPRAZOLE 68 56 59 137
ZETIA 67 49 61 94
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66 52 62 73
PROAIR HFA 64 39 63 27
JANUVIA 64 49 63 98
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63 57 65 66
DIOVAN 62 57 66 123
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61 52 67 92
CEFDINIR 61 53 67 234
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 60 47 69 95
ADVAIR DISKUS 60 48 69 41
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 60 54 69 55
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59 37 72 42
FENOFIBRATE 58 41 73 69
TIZANIDINE HCL 57 32 74 161
GLIPIZIDE 56 51 75 51
DIOVAN HCT 56 39 75 205
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56 45 75 31
NAMENDA 56 56 75 37
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55 47 79 125
KLOR-CON 10 54 47 80 173
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 52 47 81 112
MECLIZINE HCL 51 42 82 155
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51 48 82 124
TRICOR 51 28 82 132
FENTANYL 50 45 S2 85 48
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. 18, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.