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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,061Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 2604

$959K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 2604

434 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

9% of this provider’s 434 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 434 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 8,010 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
OMEPRAZOLE 540 266 1 5
TRAMADOL HCL 511 245 2 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 500 338 3 4
LISINOPRIL 424 230 4 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 419 200 S3 5 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 410 196 6 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 382 235 7 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 318 209 8 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 294 139 9 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 275 198 10 73
RANITIDINE HCL 272 113 11 25
SIMVASTATIN 268 135 12 2
TRAZODONE HCL 257 122 13 46
ATENOLOL 256 131 14 11
METFORMIN HCL 246 104 15 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 243 181 16 16
GABAPENTIN 211 76 17 12
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 209 190 18 42
FUROSEMIDE 193 88 19 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 184 150 20 28
FENTANYL 173 150 S2 21 48
LOVASTATIN 171 96 22 24
ABILIFY 162 113 23 130
SPIRONOLACTONE 158 72 24 78
BUMETANIDE 150 133 25 70
IBUPROFEN 139 44 26 32
LANTUS 138 50 27 40
GEMFIBROZIL 132 51 28 87
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 131 33 R 29 43
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 123 75 30 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 50 31 22
SERTRALINE HCL 112 83 32 23
PAROXETINE HCL 111 17 33 62
GLIPIZIDE 110 54 34 51
WARFARIN SODIUM 110 63 34 13
NAMENDA 105 90 36 37
DIGOXIN 94 82 37 71
PROAIR HFA 91 27 38 27
MELOXICAM 89 28 39 36
CLOPIDOGREL 86 49 40 39
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84 33 41 84
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 84 39 41 19
SPIRIVA 83 45 43 45
PREDNISONE 82 50 44 34
LYRICA 81 12 45 79
KLOR-CON M20 80 59 46 86
CELEBREX 77 64 47 114
VERAPAMIL ER 76 49 48 117
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 75 29 49 156
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73 28 50 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72 61 51 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 70 54 52 30
CYMBALTA 69 23 53 44
PLAVIX 68 40 54 75
LIDODERM 67 63 55 80
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 67 24 55 142
FAMOTIDINE 64 56 57 68
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64 57 57 50
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 63 58 59 138
NEXIUM 62 23 60 53
LEVEMIR 60 56 61 171
CEPHALEXIN 60 35 61 74
PEN NEEDLE 60 15 61 145
TOPIRAMATE 59 0 64 143
NAPROXEN 59 33 64 76
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56 0 66 21
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 56 56 66 259
GLYBURIDE 55 11 R 68 83
RISPERIDONE 53 44 69 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 53 0 69 49
ADVAIR DISKUS 53 13 69 41
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50 15 72 107
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50 38 72 110
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 Jan. 10, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.