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Prescriber Checkup

ELIZABETH ARNOLD MD

4201 ST ANTOINE SUITE 5B DRH ROSA PARKS WELLNESS INSTITUTE FOR SR HEALTH

Detroit | Michigan | 48201

(313) 745-1741

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,897Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 103

$710K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 103

321 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%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
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this specialty
in Michigan
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 321 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 321 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 10,775 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% 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

40 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
LISINOPRIL 649 535 1 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 602 513 2 8
SIMVASTATIN 501 421 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 484 423 4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 470 440 5 5
NAMENDA 392 389 6 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 378 371 7 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 314 232 S3 8 3
OMEPRAZOLE 288 282 9 7
RISPERIDONE 253 195 10 41
LANTUS 232 133 11 29
NOVOLOG 227 161 12 68
GABAPENTIN 214 149 13 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 212 186 14 4
METFORMIN HCL 194 128 15 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 191 168 16 9
MIRTAZAPINE 181 158 17 24
RANITIDINE HCL 167 134 18 31
LEVETIRACETAM 153 114 19 57
LACTULOSE 139 114 20 65
TRAZODONE HCL 138 124 21 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 138 126 21 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 132 116 23 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 129 121 24 46
CARVEDILOL 125 117 25 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 113 53 26 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 112 92 27 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109 69 28 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 98 29 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100 89 30 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98 97 31 26
SANTYL 96 90 32 130
MEGESTROL ACETATE 91 91 R 33 127
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 91 86 33 12
HYDRALAZINE HCL 89 76 35 34
NIFEDIPINE ER 86 62 36 101
SERTRALINE HCL 85 50 37 18
SPIRIVA 84 83 38 51
BACLOFEN 79 43 39 69
TRAVATAN Z 74 74 40 165
TRANSDERM-SCOP 73 47 41 227
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 68 47 42 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67 39 43 47
JANTOVEN 66 59 44 96
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64 61 45 32
GLIPIZIDE 62 42 46 40
PROAIR HFA 62 58 46 33
OLANZAPINE 61 61 48 84
CLONIDINE HCL 60 44 49 62
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 60 60 49 202
SEROQUEL 58 51 51 105
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58 49 51 93
SYMBICORT 57 50 53 156
LATANOPROST 56 47 54 131
HALOPERIDOL 53 29 55 256
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 53 20 55 256
LABETALOL HCL 53 38 55 166
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 53 44 55 21
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50 43 59 59
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 Oct. 28, 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.