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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,514Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 2604

$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 2604

587 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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

13% of this provider’s 587 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 587 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 23,185 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

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,210 1,148 1 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,061 955 2 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 737 660 3 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 723 684 S3 4 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 628 579 5 13
LISINOPRIL 581 540 6 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 532 514 7 6
OMEPRAZOLE 525 465 8 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 516 491 9 28
SIMVASTATIN 497 483 10 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 469 451 11 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 454 445 12 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 415 351 13 81
MIRTAZAPINE 413 375 14 52
GABAPENTIN 410 324 15 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 390 363 16 66
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 383 368 17 42
SERTRALINE HCL 371 333 18 23
LEVOFLOXACIN 368 335 19 113
TRAMADOL HCL 351 336 20 15
NAMENDA 325 314 21 37
GLIPIZIDE 323 292 22 51
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 303 284 23 73
RANITIDINE HCL 272 255 24 25
RAMIPRIL 252 219 25 111
ATENOLOL 250 207 26 11
DIGOXIN 247 243 27 71
CYMBALTA 244 215 28 44
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 241 226 29 97
CLOPIDOGREL 241 228 29 39
CARVEDILOL 233 227 31 26
LANTUS 232 201 32 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 205 192 33 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 201 173 34 29
RISPERIDONE 200 188 35 65
NYSTATIN 197 185 36 100
FENTANYL 191 158 S2 37 48
PLAVIX 168 163 38 75
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 162 152 39 19
ADVAIR DISKUS 157 156 40 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 154 154 41 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 154 135 41 30
ALLOPURINOL 153 149 43 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 144 141 44 64
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143 141 45 10
PAROXETINE HCL 139 136 46 62
SEROQUEL 134 130 47 149
LIDODERM 129 128 48 80
NOVOLOG 128 107 49 89
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 126 116 50 91
BUMETANIDE 126 109 50 70
CEPHALEXIN 125 105 52 74
SPIRIVA 120 116 53 45
METFORMIN HCL 118 90 54 7
LOVASTATIN 109 90 55 24
CELEBREX 108 105 56 114
LEXAPRO 103 95 57 253
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 102 83 58 124
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 102 91 58 136
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 101 101 60 259
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 100 73 61 135
NOVOLIN 70-30 96 79 62 202
OLANZAPINE 91 55 63 115
NOVOLIN R 89 78 64 261
LATANOPROST 87 78 65 184
BUSPIRONE HCL 86 86 66 168
FINASTERIDE 85 83 67 103
LACTULOSE 85 81 67 108
TRAZODONE HCL 82 75 69 46
BACLOFEN 77 63 70 101
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77 63 70 107
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 77 72 70 14
PREDNISONE 75 71 73 34
KLOR-CON M20 74 74 74 86
LEVETIRACETAM 73 56 75 96
FLUOXETINE HCL 69 52 76 49
HYDRALAZINE HCL 69 69 76 85
ROPINIROLE HCL 66 64 78 102
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 65 59 79 93
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 64 52 80 172
VALPROIC ACID 64 64 80 229
LANSOPRAZOLE 62 60 82 137
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 61 58 83 20
DIOVAN 61 49 83 123
SPIRONOLACTONE 60 59 85 78
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59 38 R 86 43
METHADONE HCL 59 56 S2 86 67
MUPIROCIN 58 57 88 204
AMIODARONE HCL 58 56 88 239
LYRICA 56 43 90 79
JANTOVEN 55 54 91 118
KLOR-CON M10 55 55 91 159
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54 45 93 92
EXELON 54 54 93 150
CLONIDINE HCL 54 54 93 56
FAMOTIDINE 53 39 96 68
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 52 97 50
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 52 51 97 331
CLONIDINE 51 38 99 343
AZITHROMYCIN 50 42 100 33
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50 50 100 154
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 March 14, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.