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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,696Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 58 out of 2604

$750K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 60 out of 2604

1,032 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
33% 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

4% of this provider’s 1,032 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 1,032 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 10,044 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

12 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 673 573 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 657 564 2 2
LISINOPRIL 508 409 3 3
METFORMIN HCL 405 350 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 346 257 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 296 252 6 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 271 240 7 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 245 217 8 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 244 171 9 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 231 190 10 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 210 159 S3 11 1
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 209 184 12 29
ATENOLOL 196 177 13 11
SERTRALINE HCL 175 125 14 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170 140 15 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 167 136 16 57
LOVASTATIN 162 124 17 24
CLOPIDOGREL 160 144 18 39
WARFARIN SODIUM 154 117 19 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 137 118 20 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 126 105 21 16
ADVAIR DISKUS 123 85 22 41
DIGOXIN 113 89 23 71
PLAVIX 111 97 24 75
PREDNISONE 108 83 25 34
FENOFIBRATE 100 81 26 69
TRAZODONE HCL 94 66 27 46
ACTOS 94 77 27 116
GABAPENTIN 92 61 29 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 91 89 30 30
MELOXICAM 90 73 31 36
KLOR-CON M20 89 68 32 86
CARVEDILOL 89 73 32 26
INSULIN SYRINGE 86 53 34 109
RANITIDINE HCL 85 67 35 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 84 73 36 19
AZITHROMYCIN 84 64 36 33
TRAMADOL HCL 81 52 38 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 75 68 39 20
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75 73 39 50
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 69 58 41 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 68 27 42 49
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 67 56 S3 43 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65 41 44 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 64 64 45 28
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 62 26 S2 46 58
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61 48 47 92
LANTUS 61 53 47 40
NOVOLIN 70-30 61 50 47 202
ALPRAZOLAM 60 50 50 119
FINASTERIDE 59 59 51 103
NAMENDA 59 59 51 37
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 57 53 53 55
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55 42 54 59
CYMBALTA 55 24 54 44
LANSOPRAZOLE 54 54 56 137
GLYBURIDE 53 36 R 57 83
NAPROXEN 51 41 58 76
AMOXICILLIN 51 36 58 99
CELEBREX 51 40 58 114
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 46 61 77
PROAIR HFA 50 33 61 27
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.