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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,799Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 70 out of 2604

$606K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 116 out of 2604

504 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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

5% of this provider’s 504 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 504 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 8,027 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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
OMEPRAZOLE 509 293 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 469 303 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 417 302 3 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 416 233 S3 4 1
LISINOPRIL 347 246 5 3
FUROSEMIDE 324 248 6 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 298 210 7 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 285 210 8 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 255 210 9 6
TRAMADOL HCL 215 147 10 15
METFORMIN HCL 185 97 11 7
ATENOLOL 185 139 11 11
GABAPENTIN 171 109 13 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 137 116 14 9
LANTUS 136 108 15 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 135 106 16 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 134 107 17 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 134 105 17 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 133 105 19 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 82 20 10
GEMFIBROZIL 119 61 21 87
LOVASTATIN 117 73 22 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 115 110 23 16
PROAIR HFA 113 50 24 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 112 95 25 13
SPIRIVA 107 40 26 45
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 105 62 27 84
DONEPEZIL HCL 103 103 28 28
RANITIDINE HCL 100 52 29 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99 71 30 31
METFORMIN HCL ER 98 82 31 72
PAROXETINE HCL 94 54 32 62
JANTOVEN 87 87 33 118
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 87 71 33 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 81 71 35 20
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 81 39 35 92
ADVAIR DISKUS 79 35 37 41
GLIPIZIDE ER 79 65 37 134
TRAZODONE HCL 76 38 39 46
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 76 28 39 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 75 42 41 81
NAPROXEN 74 30 42 76
BUMETANIDE 73 70 43 70
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 73 46 43 126
NEXIUM 72 38 45 53
CLOPIDOGREL 72 68 45 39
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 71 53 47 55
HUMALOG 69 50 48 203
NAMENDA 69 69 48 37
SERTRALINE HCL 67 54 50 23
FINASTERIDE 66 66 51 103
GLIMEPIRIDE 64 42 52 57
PRIMIDONE 63 63 53 344
PEN NEEDLE 61 27 54 145
CLONIDINE HCL 61 40 54 56
PLAVIX 60 55 56 75
SPIRONOLACTONE 60 53 56 78
GLIPIZIDE XL 57 46 58 144
CARBAMAZEPINE 56 0 59 182
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 55 59 77
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55 44 61 66
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55 37 61 64
TOPIRAMATE 54 17 63 143
KETOCONAZOLE 54 26 63 197
DIGOXIN 51 46 65 71
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 Dec. 7, 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.