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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,281Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 62 out of 2604

$721K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 69 out of 2604

621 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
36% 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

7% of this provider’s 621 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 621 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 11,060 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$59 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 471 453 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 434 357 S3 2 1
LISINOPRIL 427 408 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 418 377 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 360 325 5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 328 315 6 6
FUROSEMIDE 307 300 7 8
METFORMIN HCL 261 234 8 7
ATENOLOL 222 216 9 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 220 207 10 9
NAMENDA 210 210 11 37
GABAPENTIN 181 149 12 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 178 163 13 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 175 159 14 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 167 164 15 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 140 140 16 13
FENTANYL 138 129 S2 17 48
MIRTAZAPINE 132 118 18 52
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125 124 19 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 117 116 20 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 114 104 21 29
EXELON 113 113 22 150
RANITIDINE HCL 111 92 23 25
TRAMADOL HCL 108 83 24 15
IBUPROFEN 106 81 25 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103 96 26 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 102 102 27 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 101 88 28 20
LANTUS 101 98 28 40
DIGOXIN 98 94 30 71
DONEPEZIL HCL 98 98 30 28
BUMETANIDE 96 96 32 70
LOVASTATIN 95 87 33 24
AZITHROMYCIN 93 81 34 33
LIDODERM 90 68 35 80
SERTRALINE HCL 90 88 35 23
KLOR-CON M10 90 90 35 159
KLOR-CON M20 89 89 38 86
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 89 89 38 97
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 83 76 40 16
CLOPIDOGREL 81 81 41 39
CEPHALEXIN 74 61 42 74
VENTOLIN HFA 73 52 43 63
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 72 72 44 95
ROPINIROLE HCL 67 67 45 102
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67 62 45 73
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 43 47 41
FLUOXETINE HCL 64 64 48 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64 63 48 64
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64 61 48 59
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61 59 51 85
SPIRIVA 60 59 52 45
PREDNISONE 59 56 53 34
GLIPIZIDE 59 58 53 51
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 58 50 55 42
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 57 47 56 55
ALLOPURINOL 56 53 57 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55 47 58 21
AMOXICILLIN 51 42 59 99
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51 48 59 125
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.