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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,208Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 435 out of 2604

$384K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 420 out of 2604

505 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

5% of this provider’s 505 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 505 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 3,444 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$62 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
SIMVASTATIN 324 183 1 2
LISINOPRIL 229 117 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 219 136 3 6
METFORMIN HCL 194 136 4 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 170 116 S3 5 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142 75 6 10
GLIPIZIDE 142 83 6 51
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 135 81 8 4
OMEPRAZOLE 135 86 8 5
TRAMADOL HCL 134 31 10 15
FUROSEMIDE 105 75 11 8
RANITIDINE HCL 94 62 12 25
ATENOLOL 86 59 13 11
CARVEDILOL 83 47 14 26
IBUPROFEN 72 28 15 32
ADVAIR DISKUS 71 34 16 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 71 45 16 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 71 38 16 19
PROAIR HFA 67 38 19 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66 47 20 21
JANUVIA 65 42 21 98
LOVAZA 62 17 22 146
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62 15 22 31
BACLOFEN 61 28 24 101
CITALOPRAM HBR 57 29 25 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 30 26 22
SPIRIVA 54 32 27 45
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 51 40 28 16
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 June 9, 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.