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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,065Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 38

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 38

635 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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

16% of this provider’s 635 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 635 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 25%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 18,336 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 807 699 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 758 694 2 3
LISINOPRIL 744 671 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 637 591 4 2
SIMVASTATIN 564 491 5 5
SERTRALINE HCL 452 427 6 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 404 404 7 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 395 356 8 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 393 355 9 12
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 388 335 10 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 379 360 11 7
OMEPRAZOLE 366 319 12 6
GABAPENTIN 348 306 13 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 331 296 14 8
LANTUS 311 234 15 20
CARVEDILOL 309 282 16 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 284 236 17 11
FENTANYL 271 269 S2 18 14
NAMENDA 270 267 19 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 255 204 20 25
RISPERIDONE 254 222 21 26
KLOR-CON M20 243 224 22 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223 220 23 21
JANTOVEN 206 204 24 64
CLOPIDOGREL 198 197 25 34
CYMBALTA 193 171 26 38
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 193 188 26 72
ATENOLOL 183 160 28 22
FAMOTIDINE 178 176 29 35
METFORMIN HCL 174 145 30 23
TRAMADOL HCL 168 144 31 19
MIRTAZAPINE 164 162 32 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 154 144 33 31
NOVOLOG 150 123 34 39
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 149 149 35 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 140 112 36 37
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 137 136 37 57
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 129 115 38 60
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 127 96 39 9
BUMETANIDE 125 113 40 49
PLAVIX 121 120 41 51
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 120 110 42 96
GLIMEPIRIDE 116 105 43 107
HYDRALAZINE HCL 116 102 43 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 114 101 45 30
DIGOXIN 113 98 46 46
PREDNISONE 113 100 46 41
VOLTAREN 112 86 48 121
RANITIDINE HCL 109 85 49 24
ACTOS 103 88 50 164
SPIRONOLACTONE 100 87 51 58
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 97 90 52 76
KLOR-CON M10 95 95 53 86
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91 88 54 47
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 90 90 55 137
METOLAZONE 88 75 56 115
ROPINIROLE HCL 87 81 57 98
TRAZODONE HCL 84 67 58 29
LATANOPROST 84 84 58 110
CEFTRIAXONE 77 74 60 128
GENERLAC 74 71 61 119
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74 58 61 40
GLIPIZIDE 70 58 63 52
PAROXETINE HCL 69 49 64 48
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 68 49 S2 65 67
EXELON 64 61 66 105
SPIRIVA 63 40 67 65
NYSTATIN 63 55 67 43
CEPHALEXIN 61 49 69 55
OXYCONTIN 61 52 S2 69 187
PROAIR HFA 61 26 69 50
LABETALOL HCL 60 52 72 154
BUSPIRONE HCL 60 48 72 100
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60 49 72 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 34 72 73
ADVAIR DISKUS 59 36 76 54
GEMFIBROZIL 59 46 76 192
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 58 14 78 44
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 57 33 79 90
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57 35 R 79 78
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 56 55 S3 81 66
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 55 42 82 112
HYDROCORTISONE 55 54 82 135
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54 49 84 53
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 54 0 84 92
CARBAMAZEPINE 53 28 86 122
OLANZAPINE 53 51 86 70
VALPROIC ACID 53 50 86 108
CALCITRIOL 51 43 89 209
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51 49 89 87
HYDROXYZINE HCL 51 45 R 89 209
FINASTERIDE 51 48 89 134
SINGULAIR 50 21 93 216
CLOZAPINE 50 50 93 133
NEXIUM 50 34 93 109
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 23 93 88
TRANSDERM-SCOP 50 50 93 216
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 2, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.