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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,437Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 183 out of 2604

$413K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 356 out of 2604

504 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
7% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 504 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 7,939 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% 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

17 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 459 445 1 2
LISINOPRIL 407 400 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 350 335 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 290 279 4 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 263 196 S3 5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 250 242 6 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 240 240 7 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 224 209 8 14
METFORMIN HCL 171 164 9 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 169 147 10 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 162 162 11 13
LOVASTATIN 156 151 12 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 149 126 13 21
FUROSEMIDE 148 145 14 8
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 130 122 15 112
GLYBURIDE 117 113 R 16 83
SERTRALINE HCL 117 103 16 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112 108 18 10
PREDNISONE 80 74 19 34
CARVEDILOL 79 75 20 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76 73 21 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 70 22 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 74 56 23 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73 66 24 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 72 72 25 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70 61 26 29
ATENOLOL 70 66 26 11
NAPROXEN 69 66 28 76
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64 63 29 59
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 62 62 30 17
AMOXICILLIN 55 52 31 99
RANITIDINE HCL 54 49 32 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54 54 32 38
FINASTERIDE 54 54 32 103
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 53 51 35 16
IBUPROFEN 53 49 35 32
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 52 37 133
SYNTHROID 52 46 37 127
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 51 51 S3 39 60
CLOPIDOGREL 51 48 39 39
INDAPAMIDE 51 51 39 255
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51 48 39 122
TRAMADOL HCL 51 46 39 15
JANUVIA 50 50 44 98
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 Jan. 2, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.