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Prescriber Checkup

RANDOLPH SCHUMACHER M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,500Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 103

$1.6M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 103

719 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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

9% of this provider’s 719 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

34% of this provider’s 719 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 22,333 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,598 978 S3 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,168 900 2 4
LISINOPRIL 983 693 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 911 637 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 851 673 5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 848 525 6 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 699 529 7 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 699 541 7 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 685 588 9 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 658 487 10 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 470 447 11 11
METFORMIN HCL 459 258 12 14
GABAPENTIN 458 353 13 13
NAMENDA 447 424 14 16
RANITIDINE HCL 393 207 15 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 355 325 16 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 340 289 17 45
CLOPIDOGREL 338 302 18 28
SERTRALINE HCL 332 277 19 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 314 194 20 15
CARVEDILOL 292 242 21 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 287 190 22 30
TRAMADOL HCL 286 208 23 20
PROAIR HFA 277 119 24 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 270 216 25 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 269 223 26 50
NEXIUM 266 125 27 78
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 242 165 28 35
PLAVIX 239 182 29 44
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 236 177 30 21
GLIPIZIDE 234 145 31 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 226 213 32 17
RISPERIDONE 223 180 33 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 223 150 33 43
ATENOLOL 218 163 35 19
LYRICA 215 118 36 89
LOVASTATIN 214 139 37 55
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 199 133 38 46
SPIRIVA 189 105 39 51
HYDRALAZINE HCL 188 128 40 34
FAMOTIDINE 186 158 41 42
CLONIDINE HCL 186 132 41 62
LANTUS 183 130 43 29
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 180 51 S2 44 63
LACTULOSE 173 114 45 65
LEVETIRACETAM 161 127 46 57
TRAZODONE HCL 159 112 47 39
DIGOXIN 157 140 48 49
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 155 121 49 25
MIRTAZAPINE 152 135 50 24
ROPINIROLE HCL 152 128 50 91
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 151 129 52 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 144 122 53 59
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 141 110 S3 54 52
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 135 109 55 32
AZITHROMYCIN 131 78 56 61
CRESTOR 123 59 57 66
CEPHALEXIN 123 84 57 77
PREDNISONE 123 64 57 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 121 94 60 47
NAPROXEN 117 52 61 82
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 115 59 62 181
PAROXETINE HCL 114 96 63 74
CALCITRIOL 113 76 64 178
BUMETANIDE 112 102 65 54
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 110 74 66 67
FENTANYL 109 89 S2 67 48
DIOVAN 107 100 68 72
GLIMEPIRIDE 106 83 69 64
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 104 70 70 100
MELOXICAM 104 87 70 79
GENERLAC 103 96 72 125
SINGULAIR 97 44 73 124
CYMBALTA 97 46 73 56
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 96 66 75 90
INSULIN SYRINGE 96 52 75 97
IBUPROFEN 95 38 77 75
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 95 22 R 77 92
FENOFIBRATE 95 46 77 137
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 94 32 80 122
NYSTATIN 92 80 81 84
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 91 91 82 60
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91 57 82 37
EXELON 90 90 84 108
TOPIRAMATE 90 60 84 142
AMIODARONE HCL 89 77 86 176
PEN NEEDLE 87 76 87 168
DILTIAZEM HCL 86 59 88 139
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 82 58 89 104
SPIRONOLACTONE 80 79 90 71
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80 61 90 93
LEVOFLOXACIN 80 62 90 115
ALLOPURINOL 79 59 93 36
NIFEDIPINE ER 76 34 94 101
KLOR-CON M10 76 66 94 120
CELEBREX 75 53 96 117
FINASTERIDE 74 63 97 98
LOPERAMIDE 74 53 97 225
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 74 62 97 83
ENULOSE 73 66 100 193
CILOSTAZOL 73 28 100 183
VALPROIC ACID 73 57 100 137
OLANZAPINE 73 65 100 84
CARISOPRODOL 71 0 R 104 94
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 71 45 104 87
VENTOLIN HFA 71 24 104 81
ABILIFY 66 47 107 152
LEXAPRO 66 57 107 148
JANUVIA 66 57 107 110
NIFEDICAL XL 64 30 110 194
ENABLEX 63 42 111 157
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63 55 111 107
ZETIA 63 34 111 121
FLUOXETINE HCL 63 37 111 113
DETROL LA 60 34 115 161
TORSEMIDE 60 53 115 134
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 58 57 117 76
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57 43 118 112
CLONIDINE 57 45 118 249
MEGESTROL ACETATE 56 44 R 120 127
NYSTOP 55 44 121 116
FLUCONAZOLE 53 24 122 209
BACLOFEN 53 28 122 69
NITROSTAT 52 44 124 149
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 51 51 125 207
LIPITOR 51 31 125 169
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50 29 127 205
GLYCOPYRROLATE 50 36 127 265
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 Dec. 22, 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.