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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,979Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 103

$875K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 103

517 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

13% of this provider’s 517 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 517 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 20%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 17,733 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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
FUROSEMIDE 857 783 1 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 749 635 2 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 664 623 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 580 525 4 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 569 542 5 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 552 447 S3 6 3
SERTRALINE HCL 507 456 7 18
OMEPRAZOLE 465 393 8 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 438 414 9 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 438 417 9 5
TRAMADOL HCL 414 397 11 20
RAMIPRIL 410 409 12 102
LISINOPRIL 387 351 13 2
LANTUS 320 267 14 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 292 275 15 10
KLOR-CON M20 259 233 16 73
DONEPEZIL HCL 256 254 17 11
CARVEDILOL 254 208 18 22
ATENOLOL 245 235 19 19
FAMOTIDINE 243 208 20 42
NAMENDA 235 235 21 16
RISPERIDONE 234 213 22 41
NOVOLIN R 214 192 23 86
MIRTAZAPINE 198 186 24 24
PREDNISONE 178 159 25 38
BUMETANIDE 169 162 26 54
SPIRONOLACTONE 167 154 27 71
GENERLAC 154 110 28 125
FENTANYL 151 138 S2 29 48
GABAPENTIN 144 123 30 13
LACTULOSE 140 124 31 65
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 133 130 32 26
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 132 114 33 104
GLIPIZIDE 132 119 33 40
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 129 120 35 60
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 127 113 36 95
KLOR-CON M10 127 120 36 120
CYMBALTA 124 82 38 56
LEVEMIR 118 78 39 198
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 104 40 15
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 107 101 41 32
LEVETIRACETAM 107 75 41 57
JANTOVEN 106 90 43 96
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 105 88 44 87
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103 87 45 30
NOVOLIN 70-30 102 101 46 163
CELEBREX 101 96 47 117
LEVOFLOXACIN 100 84 48 115
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 99 88 49 146
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 98 94 50 59
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 98 94 50 45
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 98 87 S2 50 63
SODIUM CHLORIDE 96 90 53 211
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95 80 54 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94 88 55 25
DIGOXIN 93 88 56 49
NYSTATIN 91 74 57 84
FLUOXETINE HCL 89 72 58 113
TRAZODONE HCL 88 59 59 39
PAROXETINE HCL 87 81 60 74
ALLOPURINOL 86 75 61 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 83 80 62 46
CEPHALEXIN 81 77 63 77
HUMULIN R 79 56 64 217
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 76 62 65 21
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 75 71 66 99
NOVOLOG 75 36 66 68
FORTICAL 75 66 66 223
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 75 66 66 139
CLONIDINE HCL 71 67 70 62
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 71 64 70 76
AGGRENOX 71 71 70 157
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70 66 73 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67 65 74 17
METFORMIN HCL 66 51 75 14
SSD 65 65 76 235
CLOPIDOGREL 63 60 77 28
NYSTOP 63 48 77 116
LIDODERM 61 61 79 70
SPIRIVA 61 60 79 51
GLIMEPIRIDE 59 59 81 64
DIOVAN 58 58 82 72
ENULOSE 58 33 82 193
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 56 54 84 23
ROPINIROLE HCL 55 45 85 91
BACLOFEN 54 41 86 69
JANUVIA 53 53 87 110
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 53 50 87 195
VENLAFAXINE HCL 51 40 89 186
SANTYL 50 49 90 130
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. 18, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.