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Prescriber Checkup

RODNEY GILREATH M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,802Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 700 out of 2604

$236K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1006 out of 2604

411 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
23% 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

4% of this provider’s 411 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 411 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 3,587 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

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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
LISINOPRIL 208 162 1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 177 114 S3 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 156 139 3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 151 131 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 140 109 5 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 135 110 6 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 135 117 6 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 123 102 8 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 114 104 9 9
METFORMIN HCL 102 77 10 7
ATENOLOL 99 86 11 11
FUROSEMIDE 87 84 12 8
BENAZEPRIL HCL 80 62 13 139
PROAIR HFA 78 41 14 27
HYDRALAZINE HCL 73 55 15 85
RANITIDINE HCL 73 53 15 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 67 63 17 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 64 48 18 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61 50 19 21
SERTRALINE HCL 58 48 20 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 53 21 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57 40 21 31
TRAZODONE HCL 56 30 23 46
TRAMADOL HCL 56 49 23 15
PREDNISONE 56 39 23 34
GABAPENTIN 54 29 26 12
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 51 47 S3 27 60
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 50 38 28 19
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.