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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,539Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 38

$962K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 38

577 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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

14% of this provider’s 577 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 577 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 25%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 16,513 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 23%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 31.


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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 770 640 S3 1 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 703 628 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 648 605 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 630 570 4 6
LISINOPRIL 543 522 5 4
FUROSEMIDE 502 484 6 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 457 418 7 11
SERTRALINE HCL 420 401 8 16
SIMVASTATIN 345 312 9 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 343 306 10 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 340 340 11 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 330 304 12 12
NAMENDA 290 276 13 13
FENTANYL 272 227 S2 14 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 250 248 15 9
GABAPENTIN 240 188 16 18
ATENOLOL 237 237 17 22
FAMOTIDINE 208 193 18 35
PREDNISONE 193 183 19 41
CARVEDILOL 187 161 20 27
FORTICAL 182 182 21 118
KLOR-CON M20 181 165 22 42
LANTUS 180 173 23 20
BUMETANIDE 180 163 23 49
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 164 142 25 32
TAMIFLU 160 148 26 135
MIRTAZAPINE 159 156 27 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 152 137 28 21
NOVOLOG 151 139 29 39
DIGOXIN 145 133 30 46
METFORMIN HCL 145 83 30 23
TRAMADOL HCL 142 124 32 19
SPIRONOLACTONE 141 123 33 58
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 140 131 34 76
CEPHALEXIN 139 133 35 55
GLIPIZIDE 137 114 36 52
ALLOPURINOL 135 128 37 56
RISPERIDONE 132 120 38 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 128 127 39 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 116 112 40 47
LACTULOSE 115 85 41 61
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 114 114 42 30
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 112 81 43 15
LEVEMIR 111 72 44 81
TRAZODONE HCL 100 82 45 29
GENERLAC 99 87 46 119
LEVOFLOXACIN 98 96 47 83
CLOPIDOGREL 98 94 47 34
BACLOFEN 94 59 49 77
EXELON 93 91 50 105
CYMBALTA 92 69 51 38
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 88 81 52 96
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 85 81 53 33
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 84 76 54 44
ENULOSE 82 73 55 142
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 80 66 56 60
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 80 79 56 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 76 58 25
HUMALOG 78 70 58 130
LYRICA 75 59 60 122
RANITIDINE HCL 74 48 61 24
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 74 64 61 177
NOVOLIN 70-30 74 73 61 104
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71 59 64 100
PLAVIX 70 68 65 51
KLOR-CON M10 67 56 66 86
SPIRIVA 65 64 67 65
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 64 55 S2 68 67
PAROXETINE HCL 64 64 68 48
LEVETIRACETAM 64 24 68 69
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64 54 68 40
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 64 51 68 185
LOVASTATIN 63 62 73 85
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62 35 74 57
AZITHROMYCIN 61 61 75 95
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61 45 75 45
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61 54 75 62
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 60 52 78 189
CRESTOR 58 46 79 154
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56 44 80 90
FENOFIBRATE 56 32 80 144
NYSTOP 55 40 82 68
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54 54 83 72
LIDODERM 53 50 84 71
METHADONE HCL 52 38 S2 85 82
GLIPIZIDE ER 52 52 85 157
TAMSULOSIN HCL 52 52 85 31
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 51 51 88 125
CALCITONIN-SALMON 50 41 89 216
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 Sept. 10, 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.