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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,118Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 56 out of 2035

$711K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 135 out of 2035

306 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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 306 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

35% of this provider’s 306 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 13,474 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 23%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 777 670 S3 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 690 656 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 585 553 3 7
SIMVASTATIN 484 428 4 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 480 405 5 8
LISINOPRIL 430 335 6 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 379 340 7 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 367 362 8 24
OMEPRAZOLE 348 324 9 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 338 319 10 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 259 257 11 20
GABAPENTIN 233 206 12 14
NAMENDA 220 219 13 37
TRAMADOL HCL 212 197 14 19
METFORMIN HCL 196 196 15 9
LANTUS 167 159 16 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 159 155 17 27
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 151 151 18 90
RISPERIDONE 140 138 19 68
CARVEDILOL 137 123 20 22
MIRTAZAPINE 135 135 21 46
ATENOLOL 133 128 22 10
SERTRALINE HCL 128 124 23 23
KLOR-CON M20 120 119 24 73
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 117 108 25 75
RANITIDINE HCL 117 94 25 28
GLIPIZIDE 117 110 25 54
TRAZODONE HCL 115 105 28 50
HYDRALAZINE HCL 110 102 29 45
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 109 102 30 63
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108 88 31 42
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 107 107 32 94
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 107 103 32 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 81 34 12
NYSTOP 94 92 35 150
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94 94 35 25
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 93 93 37 148
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 93 77 37 32
LEVETIRACETAM 88 49 39 87
OLANZAPINE 83 65 40 121
LEVOFLOXACIN 81 76 41 99
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 79 67 42 13
CLOZAPINE 78 78 43 200
DIGOXIN 77 77 44 67
CLOPIDOGREL 76 56 45 30
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 75 74 S3 46 52
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 75 59 46 70
AZITHROMYCIN 72 68 48 39
CLONIDINE HCL 70 56 49 61
LYRICA 69 67 50 89
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 68 58 51 48
NOVOLOG 68 61 51 95
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 67 64 53 297
IBUPROFEN 66 36 54 43
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 65 65 55 117
HEPARIN SODIUM 64 63 56 227
PLAVIX 62 50 57 49
OXYCODONE HCL 61 47 S2 58 62
ALLOPURINOL 60 47 59 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57 22 60 21
PREDNISONE 55 54 61 36
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 55 61 110
NYSTATIN 55 43 61 103
SPIRIVA 54 43 64 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53 50 65 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 53 48 65 81
TOPIRAMATE 53 31 65 184
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53 40 65 102
FAMOTIDINE 52 52 69 71
NOVOLIN 70-30 52 52 69 178
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 51 51 71 16
SANTYL 51 51 71 192
BACLOFEN 51 32 71 112
ADVAIR DISKUS 51 27 71 38
CYMBALTA 50 48 75 59
SEROQUEL 50 47 75 153
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 50 50 75 299
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50 38 75 77
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.