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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,056Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 2604

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 2604

402 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 402 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 402 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 14,967 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

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

52 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,326 1,022 1 13
FUROSEMIDE 919 669 2 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 746 595 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 580 476 4 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 575 444 S3 5 1
LISINOPRIL 474 398 6 3
GABAPENTIN 412 254 7 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 406 291 8 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 390 305 9 9
LANTUS 372 301 10 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 341 319 11 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 341 304 11 6
OMEPRAZOLE 331 287 13 5
TRAMADOL HCL 298 204 14 15
NOVOLOG 285 205 15 89
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 259 157 16 16
NAMENDA 259 253 16 37
RISPERIDONE 238 156 18 65
MIRTAZAPINE 237 215 19 52
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 222 177 20 93
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 216 168 21 66
SERTRALINE HCL 207 121 22 23
BACLOFEN 186 13 23 101
PREDNISONE 179 139 24 34
KLOR-CON M20 174 139 25 86
FENTANYL 173 148 S2 26 48
CYMBALTA 157 125 27 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 152 107 28 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 146 105 29 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 143 107 30 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 142 127 31 64
LIDODERM 140 129 32 80
KLOR-CON M10 140 108 32 159
GLIPIZIDE 138 128 34 51
NYSTATIN 135 99 35 100
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135 115 35 30
CLOPIDOGREL 128 82 37 39
LEVOFLOXACIN 123 75 38 113
TRAZODONE HCL 122 77 39 46
VENTOLIN HFA 120 55 40 63
ATENOLOL 120 98 40 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 118 110 42 73
LEVEMIR 114 33 43 171
FENOFIBRATE 113 91 44 69
CEFUROXIME 113 85 44 221
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 111 93 46 20
VALPROIC ACID 109 30 47 229
TIZANIDINE HCL 104 31 48 161
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 104 102 48 38
DIGOXIN 103 44 50 71
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 100 40 S2 51 58
GLYCOPYRROLATE 99 32 52 352
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 99 68 52 91
CARVEDILOL 97 65 54 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 93 89 55 81
NYSTOP 93 77 55 163
METFORMIN HCL 93 52 55 7
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 92 31 58 208
ATROVENT HFA 91 44 59 287
KETOCONAZOLE 91 37 59 197
FINASTERIDE 87 84 61 103
LYRICA 87 39 61 79
OLANZAPINE 86 71 63 115
SPIRIVA 86 70 63 45
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 84 52 65 110
PLAVIX 83 50 66 75
TRANSDERM-SCOP 82 34 67 262
RANITIDINE HCL 82 78 67 25
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 81 63 69 122
BUMETANIDE 81 64 69 70
GENERLAC 79 72 71 179
ADVAIR DISKUS 79 64 71 41
AVELOX 77 42 73 316
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 76 65 74 164
LEVETIRACETAM 76 33 74 96
CEPHALEXIN 75 33 76 74
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 74 48 77 125
FAMOTIDINE 74 58 77 68
SEROQUEL 73 59 79 149
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 71 54 80 138
ENULOSE 69 65 81 183
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 67 56 82 124
BUSPIRONE HCL 66 27 83 168
CARBAMAZEPINE 65 39 84 182
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 43 85 10
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64 38 85 107
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63 51 87 97
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 61 15 88 291
LOVASTATIN 60 45 89 24
HALOPERIDOL 59 25 90 218
DETROL LA 57 40 91 219
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57 38 91 59
PAROXETINE HCL 57 12 91 62
MELOXICAM 56 37 94 36
CLARITHROMYCIN 55 26 95 285
SINGULAIR 54 35 96 120
FLOVENT HFA 53 40 97 313
CLONIDINE HCL 51 33 98 56
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 50 42 99 14
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50 47 99 326
PREVACID 50 27 99 493
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 50 0 99 493
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 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.