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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,175Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 2604

$991K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 2604

359 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%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

34% of this provider’s 359 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

39% of this provider’s 359 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 19,280 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

56 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 1,599 1,538 S3 1 1
FENTANYL 1,115 1,098 S2 10 2 48
FUROSEMIDE 746 729 3 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 720 699 4 4
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 669 643 5 42
SERTRALINE HCL 650 629 6 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 572 570 7 13
LISINOPRIL 493 475 8 3
MIRTAZAPINE 491 466 9 52
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 401 397 10 93
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 356 325 11 9
SIMVASTATIN 344 323 12 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 262 247 13 6
CEFTRIAXONE 260 252 14 188
LANTUS 247 228 15 40
NOVOLOG 242 229 16 89
DONEPEZIL HCL 239 239 17 28
GABAPENTIN 231 208 18 12
GENERLAC 223 223 19 179
CITALOPRAM HBR 216 216 20 18
MORPHINE SULFATE 200 197 S2 21 140
NAMENDA 195 193 22 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 193 191 23 78
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 178 163 24 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 162 162 25 16
LEVOFLOXACIN 162 158 25 113
ENULOSE 161 161 27 183
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158 158 28 17
CLOPIDOGREL 155 142 29 39
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 153 153 30 97
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 150 143 31 59
PREDNISONE 149 141 32 34
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 139 139 33 136
CARVEDILOL 138 135 34 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 137 136 35 19
SODIUM CHLORIDE 133 128 36 256
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 126 125 37 84
ATENOLOL 125 125 38 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121 120 39 10
KLOR-CON M10 120 117 40 159
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 119 116 41 174
PHENYTOIN 116 73 42 306
KLOR-CON M20 115 103 43 86
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 111 108 44 14
BUMETANIDE 108 94 45 70
GLIPIZIDE 108 106 45 51
NYSTATIN 106 97 47 100
OMEPRAZOLE 104 103 48 5
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 104 103 48 124
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 99 95 50 291
TRAZODONE HCL 97 85 51 46
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 95 93 S2 52 58
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 93 92 53 107
RISPERIDONE 92 82 54 65
LIDOCAINE HCL 91 86 55 269
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 91 91 55 164
PLAVIX 90 80 57 75
TAMSULOSIN HCL 88 88 58 30
RANITIDINE HCL 83 82 59 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 83 78 59 41
TRANSDERM-SCOP 80 78 61 262
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 77 77 62 271
VANCOMYCIN HCL 73 65 63 370
DIGOXIN 72 72 64 71
AMOXICILLIN 70 70 65 99
OXYCODONE HCL 70 69 S2 65 61
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 68 66 67 122
LEVETIRACETAM 68 62 67 96
ALLOPURINOL 68 67 67 35
EXELON 68 68 67 150
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67 45 S2 71 147
SPIRIVA 67 63 71 45
CYMBALTA 62 58 73 44
PAROXETINE HCL 62 49 73 62
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 61 61 S2 75 175
FLUOXETINE HCL 60 57 76 49
FINASTERIDE 60 60 76 103
METFORMIN HCL 58 57 78 7
CEPHALEXIN 58 58 78 74
LACTULOSE 56 55 80 108
LACTATED RINGERS 55 55 10 81 477
FLAVOXATE HCL 53 44 82 483
TRAMADOL HCL 53 53 82 15
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 52 S2 84 106
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51 49 85 91
TRAVATAN Z 50 50 86 228
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 50 50 86 193
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 18, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.