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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,880Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 54 out of 2604

$751K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 59 out of 2604

649 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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

8% of this provider’s 649 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 649 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 11,261 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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 617 571 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 486 416 S3 2 1
LISINOPRIL 465 435 3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 404 352 4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 311 294 5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 284 235 6 5
FUROSEMIDE 260 228 7 8
NAMENDA 247 247 8 37
GABAPENTIN 241 183 9 12
ATENOLOL 221 207 10 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 220 208 11 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 213 191 12 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 210 201 13 17
METFORMIN HCL 204 174 14 7
TRAMADOL HCL 179 163 15 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 179 156 15 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 176 171 17 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 169 163 18 13
BUMETANIDE 165 154 19 70
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153 143 20 10
FAMOTIDINE 153 127 20 68
FENTANYL 140 138 S2 22 48
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 138 120 23 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 136 107 24 9
MIRTAZAPINE 132 126 25 52
SERTRALINE HCL 128 99 26 23
SPIRONOLACTONE 123 102 27 78
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 101 77 28 14
CLOPIDOGREL 100 95 29 39
CARVEDILOL 100 89 29 26
CYMBALTA 96 79 31 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96 85 31 29
PREDNISONE 94 87 33 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 91 83 34 19
LANTUS 87 67 35 40
BACLOFEN 86 49 36 101
ADVAIR DISKUS 86 77 36 41
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 82 82 38 97
ALLOPURINOL 82 70 38 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 81 70 40 21
METFORMIN HCL ER 81 68 40 72
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 80 75 42 107
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 78 65 43 55
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 78 47 43 42
SYNTHROID 76 76 45 127
CLONIDINE HCL 73 73 46 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72 65 47 31
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 72 71 47 172
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 71 65 49 81
BUSPIRONE HCL 68 58 50 168
PLAVIX 65 58 51 75
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63 57 52 38
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 63 58 52 122
CRESTOR 63 61 52 47
TRAZODONE HCL 62 47 55 46
FLUOXETINE HCL 61 41 56 49
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57 56 57 50
NYSTATIN 55 47 58 100
CEPHALEXIN 55 51 58 74
JANTOVEN 53 53 60 118
GLIPIZIDE XL 52 50 61 144
ABILIFY 51 44 62 130
VERAPAMIL ER 51 45 62 117
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 Oct. 11, 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.