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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,308Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 2604

$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 2604

802 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
36%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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

38% of this provider’s 802 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

64% of this provider’s 802 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 7,647 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% 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

24 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,232 609 S3 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 754 417 2 2
PREDNISONE 628 255 3 34
LISINOPRIL 523 207 4 3
FUROSEMIDE 512 246 5 8
OMEPRAZOLE 466 200 6 5
OXYCODONE HCL 418 101 S2 7 61
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 397 147 8 6
METFORMIN HCL 355 123 9 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 348 216 10 9
CLONIDINE HCL 325 127 11 56
PROAIR HFA 321 77 12 27
GABAPENTIN 311 107 13 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 276 153 14 4
BACLOFEN 271 70 15 101
CEPHALEXIN 241 83 16 74
NAPROXEN 218 43 17 76
GLIMEPIRIDE 203 94 18 57
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 196 89 19 16
ATENOLOL 178 108 20 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 176 118 21 13
ADVAIR DISKUS 173 46 22 41
VENTOLIN HFA 166 54 23 63
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165 62 24 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159 42 25 10
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 158 98 26 50
AZITHROMYCIN 157 66 27 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 157 115 27 30
RANITIDINE HCL 156 47 29 25
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 153 23 S2 30 106
ALLOPURINOL 128 75 31 35
IBUPROFEN 126 18 32 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 125 73 33 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124 21 34 21
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 120 50 35 92
FINASTERIDE 117 85 36 103
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 116 40 37 301
CLOPIDOGREL 111 77 38 39
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 109 63 39 19
PLAVIX 109 79 39 75
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 99 0 R 41 43
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 98 0 R 42 82
CYMBALTA 97 18 43 44
NEXIUM 95 24 44 53
FENOFIBRATE 95 51 44 69
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 93 42 46 142
HYDRALAZINE HCL 90 55 47 85
LYRICA 87 38 48 79
TRAZODONE HCL 87 14 48 46
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 82 11 50 66
METOLAZONE 81 57 51 231
SPIRIVA 80 34 52 45
DICYCLOMINE HCL 79 18 53 201
KLOR-CON M20 79 49 53 86
ROPINIROLE HCL 79 26 53 102
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 44 56 284
SERTRALINE HCL 74 25 57 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73 66 58 29
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 73 0 S2 58 58
CARISOPRODOL 72 11 R 60 54
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72 58 60 38
MORPHINE SULFATE 72 0 S2 60 140
SEROQUEL 67 0 63 149
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67 31 63 59
MELOXICAM 67 29 63 36
LOVASTATIN 66 58 66 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66 48 66 64
MIRTAZAPINE 62 0 68 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61 17 69 31
METRONIDAZOLE 59 21 70 243
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 59 20 70 122
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 58 33 72 42
SYMBICORT 58 34 72 105
GLIPIZIDE 57 15 74 51
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56 42 75 172
PEN NEEDLE 56 31 75 145
LEVETIRACETAM 54 0 77 96
LANTUS 54 0 77 40
OLANZAPINE 53 0 79 115
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53 20 79 91
INSULIN SYRINGE 52 19 81 109
CARVEDILOL 52 21 81 26
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 50 0 S2 83 235
PAROXETINE HCL 50 22 83 62
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 Dec. 21, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.