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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,504Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 2604

$839K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 2604

638 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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 638 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 638 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 8,936 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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 998 379 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 497 316 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 485 328 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 445 321 4 8
LISINOPRIL 384 263 5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 374 182 6 5
GABAPENTIN 273 160 7 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 268 161 8 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 235 159 9 6
METFORMIN HCL 205 120 10 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 205 163 10 9
ENDOCET 198 56 S2 12 227
RISPERIDONE 197 173 13 65
SERTRALINE HCL 173 157 14 23
LANTUS 165 142 15 40
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 163 112 16 42
WARFARIN SODIUM 155 144 17 13
TRAMADOL HCL 152 94 18 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 148 87 19 21
IBUPROFEN 147 52 20 32
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 144 72 S2 21 106
DONEPEZIL HCL 143 119 22 28
ATENOLOL 139 83 23 11
CARVEDILOL 138 123 24 26
ROPINIROLE HCL 133 98 25 102
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 128 78 26 17
NAMENDA 122 114 27 37
FENTANYL 120 56 S2 28 48
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 119 76 29 59
TRAZODONE HCL 111 76 30 46
CLONIDINE HCL 99 57 31 56
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 96 18 R 32 43
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 93 49 33 95
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 90 73 34 110
CARISOPRODOL 89 0 R 35 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 87 48 36 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86 44 37 64
DIGOXIN 86 76 37 71
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 82 74 S3 39 60
CLOPIDOGREL 79 65 40 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79 57 40 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77 66 42 73
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 76 55 43 19
SPIRONOLACTONE 74 28 44 78
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 34 45 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 73 67 45 57
VENTOLIN HFA 73 34 45 63
RANITIDINE HCL 71 46 48 25
NEXIUM 70 39 49 53
PROAIR HFA 67 27 50 27
PREDNISONE 66 49 51 34
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66 57 51 66
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62 51 53 14
AZITHROMYCIN 59 24 54 33
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 58 0 S2 55 235
TAMSULOSIN HCL 58 40 55 30
PLAVIX 57 50 57 75
NOVOLOG 56 55 58 89
ADVAIR DISKUS 55 40 59 41
DETROL LA 54 31 60 219
PAROXETINE HCL 54 0 60 62
CEPHALEXIN 53 34 62 74
ETODOLAC 52 32 63 178
LIDODERM 52 50 63 80
VESICARE 51 15 65 187
TIZANIDINE HCL 50 31 66 161
JANUVIA 50 17 66 98
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50 27 66 139
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 2, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.