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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,475Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 45 out of 2604

$627K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 106 out of 2604

451 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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

6% of this provider’s 451 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 451 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 12,260 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 675 552 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 519 504 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 479 457 3 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 429 401 4 9
SIMVASTATIN 400 358 5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 374 330 6 5
LISINOPRIL 322 294 7 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 313 293 8 6
SERTRALINE HCL 286 266 9 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 262 218 10 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 254 235 11 28
TRAMADOL HCL 224 221 12 15
CARVEDILOL 201 173 13 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 194 189 14 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 180 158 15 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 179 160 16 59
NAMENDA 177 177 17 37
GABAPENTIN 159 140 18 12
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 153 153 S3 19 60
CLOPIDOGREL 134 122 20 39
LANTUS 126 93 21 40
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 124 121 22 38
ATENOLOL 123 120 23 11
MIRTAZAPINE 113 113 24 52
TRAZODONE HCL 113 113 24 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 111 99 26 18
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 111 99 26 110
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 109 91 28 17
METFORMIN HCL 101 95 29 7
FENTANYL 101 101 S2 29 48
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 92 79 31 81
PLAVIX 91 88 32 75
BUMETANIDE 90 82 33 70
NYSTATIN 89 84 34 100
RISPERIDONE 86 83 35 65
LIDODERM 86 86 35 80
ALLOPURINOL 85 77 37 35
RANITIDINE HCL 85 81 37 25
DIGOXIN 81 81 39 71
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80 60 40 73
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 76 75 41 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 76 70 41 19
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 74 74 43 97
GLIPIZIDE 72 70 44 51
CLONIDINE HCL 71 59 45 56
ROPINIROLE HCL 71 58 45 102
CEPHALEXIN 70 59 47 74
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 70 68 47 93
LEVETIRACETAM 68 68 49 96
FLUOXETINE HCL 67 47 50 49
SPIRONOLACTONE 67 54 50 78
TORSEMIDE 66 63 52 177
AMOXICILLIN 66 58 52 99
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66 47 52 21
LYRICA 65 35 55 79
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63 52 56 126
CYMBALTA 62 62 57 44
DETROL LA 62 62 57 219
KLOR-CON M20 61 49 59 86
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60 50 60 66
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59 59 61 64
PREDNISONE 58 47 62 34
NOVOLOG 56 46 63 89
BACLOFEN 55 26 64 101
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 54 54 65 267
PAROXETINE HCL 52 50 66 62
RENVELA 50 50 67 350
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 Nov. 8, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.