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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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41,773Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 103

$2.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 103

1,652 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

10% of this provider’s 1,652 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 1,652 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 20%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 30,404 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% 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 $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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 1,767 1,216 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,751 939 S3 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,472 1,224 3 4
LISINOPRIL 1,386 1,018 4 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,252 1,025 5 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,186 905 6 8
OMEPRAZOLE 971 725 7 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 960 796 8 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 938 764 9 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 724 704 10 11
NAMENDA 697 662 11 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 662 520 12 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 621 469 13 10
GABAPENTIN 600 363 14 13
TRAMADOL HCL 514 457 15 20
METFORMIN HCL 441 353 16 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 436 295 17 15
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 436 397 17 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 432 298 19 37
CLOPIDOGREL 402 316 20 28
RANITIDINE HCL 373 247 21 31
SERTRALINE HCL 364 265 22 18
CARVEDILOL 360 304 23 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 351 313 24 25
RISPERIDONE 340 291 25 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 327 256 26 30
LANTUS 320 205 27 29
MIRTAZAPINE 316 288 28 24
LEVETIRACETAM 315 190 29 57
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 313 272 30 46
ATENOLOL 282 247 31 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 279 145 32 35
CYMBALTA 277 163 33 56
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 277 212 33 23
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 269 203 35 32
DIGOXIN 269 234 35 49
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 266 232 37 45
PROAIR HFA 265 103 38 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 258 230 39 17
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 256 217 40 76
HYDRALAZINE HCL 254 182 41 34
PLAVIX 252 211 42 44
PAROXETINE HCL 241 170 43 74
TRAZODONE HCL 236 153 44 39
SPIRIVA 236 155 44 51
NOVOLOG 224 147 46 68
CLONIDINE HCL 223 157 47 62
FAMOTIDINE 220 177 48 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 217 162 49 27
ADVAIR DISKUS 216 147 50 43
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 209 142 51 21
LIDODERM 204 165 52 70
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 189 139 53 100
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 181 181 54 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 178 142 55 59
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 174 128 56 67
ALLOPURINOL 168 141 57 36
LYRICA 167 69 58 89
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 162 84 59 47
MEGESTROL ACETATE 156 138 R 60 127
FENTANYL 155 95 S2 61 48
SANTYL 150 116 62 130
IBUPROFEN 147 66 63 75
PREDNISONE 146 111 64 38
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 141 103 65 118
SEROQUEL 136 114 66 105
GLIPIZIDE 133 117 67 40
NOVOLIN R 125 78 68 86
NIFEDIPINE ER 121 99 69 101
VENTOLIN HFA 120 62 70 81
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 119 105 71 99
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 116 74 72 83
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 115 14 S2 73 63
SPIRONOLACTONE 114 94 74 71
EXELON 112 112 75 108
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 111 93 S3 76 52
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110 74 77 50
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 108 91 78 104
KLOR-CON M20 107 90 79 73
HUMALOG 105 76 80 162
CELEBREX 103 97 81 117
AZITHROMYCIN 102 63 82 61
BACLOFEN 102 0 82 69
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 100 54 84 112
FLUOXETINE HCL 100 29 84 113
LATANOPROST 99 99 86 131
INSULIN SYRINGE 99 47 86 97
NYSTOP 96 60 88 116
OXYCODONE HCL 95 33 S2 89 53
GLIPIZIDE ER 94 42 90 123
MELOXICAM 94 76 90 79
CEPHALEXIN 93 59 92 77
NYSTATIN 93 46 92 84
OLANZAPINE 92 48 94 84
ZETIA 91 44 95 121
CARBAMAZEPINE 90 49 96 189
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 89 0 S2 97 160
GLIMEPIRIDE 88 72 98 64
LEVOFLOXACIN 87 76 99 115
AMIODARONE HCL 85 81 100 176
LACTULOSE 83 55 101 65
ABILIFY 82 14 102 152
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 81 81 103 133
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81 47 103 93
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 80 76 105 136
FINASTERIDE 80 69 105 98
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 78 53 107 135
DIOVAN 76 75 108 72
LAMOTRIGINE 76 28 108 220
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 75 50 110 223
TOPIRAMATE 74 23 111 142
LABETALOL HCL 74 41 111 166
GEMFIBROZIL 74 49 111 145
DILTIAZEM HCL 70 68 114 139
DETROL LA 70 52 114 161
OXYCONTIN 69 23 S2 116 119
SEROQUEL XR 69 49 116 171
GLYBURIDE 69 41 R 116 129
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 68 46 119 233
ROPINIROLE HCL 68 50 119 91
TRICOR 67 30 121 147
LOVASTATIN 66 42 122 55
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 65 20 123 235
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 65 41 123 87
NITROSTAT 65 44 123 149
HEPARIN SODIUM 64 56 126 238
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 64 16 R 126 92
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 64 63 126 107
DESONIDE 62 43 129 202
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 24 S2 129 171
VALPROIC ACID 62 43 129 137
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 62 31 129 122
MUPIROCIN 61 53 133 243
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 49 133 111
HYDROXYZINE HCL 61 49 R 133 197
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 61 47 133 243
NEXIUM 58 37 137 78
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57 48 138 154
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 56 49 139 95
ALPRAZOLAM 56 43 139 131
CRESTOR 56 45 139 66
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 56 43 139 204
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 55 55 143 252
BUMETANIDE 55 46 143 54
FENOFIBRATE 53 29 145 137
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 53 29 R 145 256
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52 35 147 108
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52 37 147 259
MECLIZINE HCL 52 30 147 178
TRAVATAN Z 52 40 147 165
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52 42 147 90
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 37 152 58
RENVELA 51 36 152 260
GENERLAC 51 37 152 125
METRONIDAZOLE 51 36 152 260
KLOR-CON 10 51 39 152 150
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 Aug. 6, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.