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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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56,686Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 139

$3.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 139

1,394 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%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

11% of this provider’s 1,394 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 1,394 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 29%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 48,760 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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
WARFARIN SODIUM 2,606 2,195 1 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 2,143 1,974 2 6
FUROSEMIDE 1,906 1,764 3 7
LISINOPRIL 1,778 1,585 4 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,544 1,361 5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,335 1,224 6 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,216 1,091 7 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,210 1,130 8 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,181 1,083 9 9
NAMENDA 1,122 1,085 10 43
OMEPRAZOLE 1,048 902 11 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 980 896 12 12
GABAPENTIN 947 727 13 13
LANTUS 873 695 14 35
TRAMADOL HCL 847 749 15 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 839 724 16 65
MIRTAZAPINE 821 774 17 60
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 801 663 S3 18 1
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 770 651 19 53
BUMETANIDE 721 654 10 20 62
CARVEDILOL 555 503 21 22
KLOR-CON M20 529 476 22 74
SERTRALINE HCL 516 454 23 29
NOVOLOG 507 430 24 83
CLOPIDOGREL 474 426 25 37
TRAZODONE HCL 457 399 26 56
RISPERIDONE 450 394 27 68
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 449 353 28 96
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 417 394 29 33
LEVETIRACETAM 403 319 30 77
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 385 313 31 59
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 380 329 32 55
TAMSULOSIN HCL 380 357 32 41
RANITIDINE HCL 378 323 34 15
METFORMIN HCL 364 276 35 8
ARICEPT 362 343 10 36 119
ATENOLOL 354 328 37 18
DIGOXIN 337 283 38 63
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 334 298 39 23
PLAVIX 328 300 40 52
GLIPIZIDE 320 301 41 48
FENTANYL 317 282 S2 42 70
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 315 277 43 98
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 310 192 44 120
HYDRALAZINE HCL 309 272 45 64
NYSTOP 306 248 10 46 129
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 303 275 47 31
BACLOFEN 296 134 48 99
LACTULOSE 292 203 49 73
ROPINIROLE HCL 256 240 50 100
PREDNISONE 256 202 50 72
CYMBALTA 249 174 52 57
LIDODERM 248 203 53 47
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 246 203 54 53
FAMOTIDINE 245 188 55 87
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 240 196 56 78
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 239 213 57 126
OLANZAPINE 231 201 58 133
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 228 169 59 114
NYSTATIN 228 187 59 107
CLONIDINE HCL 226 204 61 21
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 226 197 61 94
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 219 207 63 36
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 209 195 64 155
SPIRIVA 204 180 65 45
MELOXICAM 203 198 66 58
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 198 190 67 30
ADVAIR DISKUS 198 147 67 24
CEPHALEXIN 197 156 69 67
DIOVAN 189 178 70 105
ALLOPURINOL 184 172 71 51
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181 156 72 11
LATANOPROST 180 155 73 165
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 179 177 74 166
LEXAPRO 175 145 75 148
SEROQUEL 172 142 76 118
KLOR-CON M10 170 164 77 143
SPIRONOLACTONE 167 138 78 88
LEVOFLOXACIN 165 145 79 145
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 163 154 80 61
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 161 161 81 117
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 160 146 82 46
CLONIDINE 157 155 83 172
HUMALOG 157 120 83 172
FINASTERIDE 154 127 85 101
LAMOTRIGINE 149 107 86 123
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 145 133 87 124
HYDROCORTISONE 144 113 88 109
LYRICA 142 79 89 82
GENERLAC 140 80 90 182
PAROXETINE HCL 140 128 90 112
VALPROIC ACID 133 73 92 190
EXELON 133 132 92 157
SODIUM CHLORIDE 133 100 92 190
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 127 109 95 131
JANUVIA 124 108 96 122
GALANTAMINE HBR 118 118 97 200
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 118 109 97 150
NEXIUM 117 99 99 49
AMIODARONE HCL 115 115 100 164
DILTIAZEM HCL 112 98 101 203
IBUPROFEN 110 63 102 20
ENULOSE 109 74 103 207
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 107 103 104 42
ABILIFY 106 68 105 112
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 106 71 S2 105 69
FENOFIBRATE 103 86 107 97
PHENYTOIN 102 88 108 211
TOPIRAMATE 101 64 109 151
BUSPIRONE HCL 100 64 110 145
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 99 99 111 212
RAMIPRIL 97 95 112 214
LOVASTATIN 97 85 112 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 97 94 112 111
AVELOX 96 93 115 215
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 95 86 116 160
TIMOLOL MALEATE 93 93 117 216
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 93 83 117 149
JANTOVEN 93 84 117 174
METRONIDAZOLE 91 82 120 218
GLYBURIDE 90 56 R 121 71
TIZANIDINE HCL 90 42 121 125
CARBAMAZEPINE 89 59 123 178
METOLAZONE 89 79 123 104
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 88 68 125 181
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 86 82 126 220
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 86 80 126 116
PENTOXIFYLLINE 86 76 126 136
TRAVATAN Z 84 84 129 221
FLUOCINONIDE 83 69 130 161
MEGESTROL ACETATE 83 82 R 130 141
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 79 48 132 103
NUEDEXTA 79 79 132 224
BUPROPION HCL 79 72 132 224
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 78 78 135 50
CILOSTAZOL 78 78 135 132
TERAZOSIN HCL 77 53 137 226
AZITHROMYCIN 76 71 138 40
TRANSDERM-SCOP 76 33 138 229
PROMETHAZINE HCL 76 31 R 138 90
SANTYL 76 51 138 229
CELEBREX 76 62 138 154
MORPHINE SULFATE 74 34 S2 143 114
GLIPIZIDE ER 74 59 143 153
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 73 61 145 233
VENLAFAXINE HCL 71 70 146 235
FORTICAL 71 71 146 235
MUPIROCIN 70 64 148 237
BUDESONIDE 70 51 148 237
NIFEDIPINE ER 69 67 150 76
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 68 55 151 239
HYDROXYZINE HCL 68 50 R 151 239
COLCRYS 68 67 151 144
NITROSTAT 67 61 154 147
OXYCONTIN 67 42 S2 154 88
FLUOXETINE HCL 66 50 156 84
SEROQUEL XR 66 55 156 163
DILANTIN 65 54 158 242
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 64 49 159 243
NOVOLIN R 63 62 160 246
FLUCONAZOLE 62 44 161 128
DETROL LA 61 59 162 251
CALCITONIN-SALMON 60 60 163 252
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59 25 R 164 39
SINGULAIR 59 47 164 137
PRIMIDONE 59 52 164 256
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 58 48 R 167 167
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 56 51 S3 168 34
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 56 49 168 186
RIVASTIGMINE 55 55 170 264
CLARITHROMYCIN 54 49 171 268
CEFTRIAXONE 54 46 171 268
ONDANSETRON HCL 53 49 173 273
PERMETHRIN 53 47 173 273
VENTOLIN HFA 53 44 173 44
LEVEMIR 52 52 176 276
CLOZAPINE 52 49 176 202
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 50 176 25
METHOTREXATE 51 42 179 277
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 51 51 179 277
AMOXICILLIN 50 36 181 80
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 50 41 181 286
LABETALOL HCL 50 47 181 129
ACTOS 50 41 181 192
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 Feb. 18, 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.