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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,950Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 38 out of 2604

$937K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 2604

348 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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

12% of this provider’s 348 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 348 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 13,069 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

$67 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

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,191 1,147 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 635 593 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 510 480 3 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 500 488 4 13
GENERLAC 446 430 10 5 179
ENULOSE 415 373 10 6 183
LISINOPRIL 329 305 7 3
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 322 317 8 73
FUROSEMIDE 287 281 9 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 249 240 10 28
MIRTAZAPINE 244 237 11 52
LANTUS 190 179 12 40
NAMENDA 165 165 13 37
SERTRALINE HCL 159 156 14 23
CEPHALEXIN 158 152 15 74
CITALOPRAM HBR 149 122 16 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 145 137 17 9
PREDNISONE 138 131 18 34
DIGOXIN 136 133 19 71
ADVAIR DISKUS 132 129 20 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 129 126 21 17
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 127 123 22 281
GABAPENTIN 126 103 23 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 125 114 24 6
METFORMIN HCL 124 118 25 7
RISPERIDONE 116 116 26 65
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 115 114 27 136
NOVOLOG 113 104 28 89
SPIRIVA 110 109 29 45
FENTANYL 107 107 S2 30 48
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 103 88 31 14
ABILIFY 102 100 32 130
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 100 100 33 97
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98 98 34 38
ROPINIROLE HCL 96 96 35 102
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 94 91 36 93
FINASTERIDE 91 89 37 103
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 90 88 38 20
LEVETIRACETAM 88 73 39 96
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 88 78 39 19
NYSTOP 88 86 39 163
SIMVASTATIN 86 81 42 2
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 85 76 S2 43 58
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 85 84 43 66
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81 78 45 22
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77 72 46 59
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75 65 R 47 82
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 75 71 47 16
DIOVAN 73 73 49 123
KLOR-CON M20 69 57 50 86
RANITIDINE HCL 68 66 51 25
CYMBALTA 67 56 52 44
CLOPIDOGREL 65 62 53 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 59 53 78
CARVEDILOL 62 60 55 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 62 57 55 30
OLANZAPINE 62 59 55 115
BUMETANIDE 62 61 55 70
PERFOROMIST 60 60 10 59 457
PAROXETINE HCL 58 55 60 62
LEXAPRO 57 56 61 253
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 54 53 S3 62 60
MELOXICAM 54 46 62 36
TRAMADOL HCL 50 29 64 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 38 64 10
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 Jan. 17, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.