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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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81,331Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 2604

$4.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 2604

2,031 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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

18% of this provider’s 2,031 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 2,031 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 70,230 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 3,294 2,975 10 1 4
FUROSEMIDE 2,657 2,417 2 8
SIMVASTATIN 2,286 1,982 3 2
LISINOPRIL 2,182 1,947 4 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 2,101 1,846 10 5 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,906 1,867 6 28
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,900 1,477 S3 7 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,757 1,464 8 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,694 1,570 9 6
NAMENDA 1,689 1,638 10 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,558 1,422 11 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,537 1,343 12 18
OMEPRAZOLE 1,450 1,282 13 5
MIRTAZAPINE 1,328 1,192 14 52
LANTUS 1,176 1,040 10 15 40
TRAMADOL HCL 1,139 1,011 16 15
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 1,130 928 10 17 42
SERTRALINE HCL 1,103 957 18 23
FENTANYL 1,074 940 S2 10 19 48
GABAPENTIN 922 723 20 12
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 799 700 10 21 93
LEVETIRACETAM 773 561 22 96
TRAZODONE HCL 739 618 23 46
CARVEDILOL 737 627 24 26
BUMETANIDE 729 699 10 25 70
RANITIDINE HCL 724 616 26 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 718 651 27 81
RISPERIDONE 715 637 28 65
CLOPIDOGREL 707 608 29 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 664 596 30 66
NOVOLOG 620 538 31 89
TAMSULOSIN HCL 612 565 32 30
FAMOTIDINE 580 500 33 68
METFORMIN HCL 575 458 34 7
ATENOLOL 569 545 35 11
CYMBALTA 536 426 36 44
RAMIPRIL 535 524 37 111
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 506 470 38 38
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 495 401 39 110
KLOR-CON M20 493 444 40 86
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 488 448 41 73
GLIPIZIDE 484 430 42 51
NYSTATIN 460 423 43 100
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 460 426 43 97
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 459 441 45 17
BACLOFEN 453 237 46 101
OLANZAPINE 439 371 47 115
PLAVIX 431 374 48 75
DIGOXIN 420 395 49 71
LIDODERM 418 368 50 80
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 416 340 51 19
PAROXETINE HCL 386 324 52 62
ADVAIR DISKUS 380 337 53 41
HYDRALAZINE HCL 374 293 54 85
PREDNISONE 372 310 55 34
LACTULOSE 371 346 56 108
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 370 305 57 29
SPIRONOLACTONE 344 286 58 78
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 335 305 59 10
ALLOPURINOL 332 306 60 35
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 330 295 61 59
SANTYL 326 271 62 254
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 324 294 63 14
EXELON 321 309 64 150
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 308 220 S2 65 58
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 307 283 66 20
NYSTOP 302 248 67 163
LATANOPROST 296 287 68 184
TRAVATAN Z 293 268 69 228
SEROQUEL 289 262 70 149
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 288 231 71 91
LEVOFLOXACIN 265 236 72 113
CARBAMAZEPINE 254 166 73 182
LYRICA 243 203 74 79
HUMALOG 241 209 75 203
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 236 201 76 122
CLONIDINE HCL 231 183 77 56
FLUOXETINE HCL 228 192 78 49
LOVASTATIN 222 197 79 24
SPIRIVA 218 179 80 45
CEPHALEXIN 217 193 81 74
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 217 205 81 64
MELOXICAM 212 191 83 36
MORPHINE SULFATE 210 151 S2 84 140
JANTOVEN 210 210 84 118
GENERLAC 209 153 86 179
ENULOSE 203 151 87 183
ROPINIROLE HCL 202 179 88 102
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 201 160 89 135
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 196 161 90 31
BUSPIRONE HCL 195 167 91 168
AMIODARONE HCL 189 174 92 239
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 184 164 93 84
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 184 181 93 291
LAMOTRIGINE 174 127 95 185
IBUPROFEN 170 139 96 32
HYDROCORTISONE 169 155 97 161
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 168 149 98 124
VALPROIC ACID 166 158 99 229
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 164 142 100 136
CILOSTAZOL 162 141 101 193
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 156 139 102 333
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 156 156 102 259
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 155 116 104 107
FLUCONAZOLE 153 59 105 160
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 152 132 106 138
FINASTERIDE 150 141 107 103
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 147 136 108 164
TRANSDERM-SCOP 146 111 10 109 262
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 144 128 110 331
JANUVIA 144 142 110 98
DIOVAN 142 139 112 123
LEXAPRO 140 138 113 253
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 139 127 114 174
AGGRENOX 138 114 115 206
PHENYTOIN 136 114 116 306
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 133 88 117 21
CLONIDINE 132 110 118 343
GLIPIZIDE ER 131 98 119 134
NOVOLIN R 131 97 119 261
DILTIAZEM HCL 128 116 121 366
SINGULAIR 124 92 122 120
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 124 90 122 181
LABETALOL HCL 123 74 124 320
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 123 91 124 125
FORTICAL 122 91 126 318
RENVELA 120 99 127 350
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 120 95 R 127 189
TOPIRAMATE 120 87 127 143
ABILIFY 118 103 130 130
ONDANSETRON HCL 116 94 131 305
TIMOLOL MALEATE 115 105 132 334
OXCARBAZEPINE 113 99 133 387
TIZANIDINE HCL 110 50 134 161
VENTOLIN HFA 110 95 134 63
FENOFIBRATE 109 59 136 69
VENLAFAXINE HCL 106 89 137 259
METOLAZONE 106 96 137 231
HYDROXYZINE HCL 105 96 R 139 214
CLOZAPINE 105 93 139 248
PROPRANOLOL HCL 104 99 141 154
LEVEMIR 103 97 142 171
TERAZOSIN HCL 102 100 143 129
GALANTAMINE HBR 102 102 143 276
NAPROXEN 101 51 145 76
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 100 92 146 267
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 100 38 R 146 43
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 98 98 148 403
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 98 75 148 193
MECLIZINE HCL 96 82 150 155
GLIMEPIRIDE 95 95 151 57
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 95 69 151 55
METHADONE HCL 94 44 S2 153 67
CEFTRIAXONE 94 88 153 188
AVELOX 93 85 155 316
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 92 83 S3 156 60
AMOXICILLIN 92 76 156 99
MIDODRINE HCL 92 64 156 407
NEXIUM 90 39 159 53
LIDOCAINE HCL 90 77 159 269
HALOPERIDOL 90 56 159 218
NIFEDIPINE ER 89 87 162 121
DETROL LA 86 81 163 219
HEPARIN SODIUM 86 52 163 330
LOVAZA 86 85 163 146
METRONIDAZOLE 85 73 166 243
VESICARE 85 83 166 187
AZITHROMYCIN 84 78 168 33
NITROSTAT 81 71 169 241
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80 72 S2 170 147
ZETIA 79 63 171 94
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 79 58 171 212
CALCITONIN-SALMON 78 60 173 309
MUPIROCIN 78 70 173 204
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 78 53 173 208
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 78 76 173 50
NOVOLIN N 78 78 173 336
DILANTIN 77 49 178 362
ARANESP 77 69 178 425
MEGESTROL ACETATE 76 71 R 180 249
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 76 64 180 329
OXYCODONE HCL 76 64 S2 180 61
KLOR-CON M10 75 75 183 159
ACTONEL 74 72 184 318
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 73 63 185 299
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 72 52 186 291
SODIUM CHLORIDE 72 61 186 256
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 71 71 188 378
CHOLESTYRAMINE 71 39 188 315
PROAIR HFA 70 54 190 27
GLYBURIDE 69 59 R 191 83
OXYCONTIN 69 61 S2 191 128
GLYCOPYRROLATE 68 60 193 352
PROMETHAZINE HCL 67 57 R 194 88
DILTIAZEM ER 66 58 195 279
LITHIUM CARBONATE 66 53 195 441
PRIMIDONE 66 54 195 344
ACTOS 66 45 195 116
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65 63 199 126
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 65 57 199 310
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65 52 199 213
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 63 63 202 446
KETOCONAZOLE 63 44 202 197
CLARITHROMYCIN 62 59 204 285
TORSEMIDE 62 45 204 177
NITROFURANTOIN 61 29 206 381
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61 44 206 92
NIASPAN 58 42 208 170
URSODIOL 58 33 208 465
SUCRALFATE 58 42 208 209
BUPROPION HCL SR 56 38 211 158
RESTASIS 56 55 211 471
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 48 R 211 82
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 56 51 211 331
PILOCARPINE HCL 54 44 215 481
CEFUROXIME 54 47 215 221
PENTOXIFYLLINE 54 38 215 342
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 54 48 S2 215 175
EVISTA 53 53 219 130
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53 51 219 172
ZOVIRAX 52 39 221 368
VANCOMYCIN HCL 52 36 221 370
LUMIGAN 52 52 221 487
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 52 45 221 271
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 52 33 221 392
LANSOPRAZOLE 51 15 226 137
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 50 49 S3 227 397
VIMPAT 50 50 227 493
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 Feb. 18, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.