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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,744Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 2604

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 2604

553 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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 553 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 553 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 12,070 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

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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
OMEPRAZOLE 626 368 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 607 367 2 2
LISINOPRIL 588 384 3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 547 390 S3 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 441 304 5 4
TRAMADOL HCL 437 296 6 15
FUROSEMIDE 430 339 7 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 422 262 8 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 356 292 9 18
GABAPENTIN 326 210 10 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 278 219 11 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 268 193 12 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 244 194 13 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 218 158 14 14
NAMENDA 218 218 14 37
METFORMIN HCL 215 107 16 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 207 161 17 16
CARVEDILOL 181 138 18 26
BUMETANIDE 166 138 19 70
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165 127 20 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 164 128 21 73
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 164 147 21 81
NOVOLOG 163 141 23 89
TRAZODONE HCL 163 96 23 46
RISPERIDONE 159 140 25 65
TAMSULOSIN HCL 158 78 26 30
ATENOLOL 157 102 27 11
FAMOTIDINE 156 111 28 68
LANTUS 156 123 28 40
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 153 101 30 66
CLONIDINE HCL 152 91 31 56
ADVAIR DISKUS 140 85 32 41
SERTRALINE HCL 139 92 33 23
RAMIPRIL 128 113 34 111
CLOPIDOGREL 126 75 35 39
GLIMEPIRIDE 118 98 36 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 117 87 37 29
RANITIDINE HCL 117 67 37 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 113 99 39 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 113 67 39 19
NYSTATIN 109 95 41 100
MIRTAZAPINE 105 94 42 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 104 68 43 64
ROPINIROLE HCL 102 71 44 102
PLAVIX 102 60 44 75
CYMBALTA 97 42 46 44
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 96 68 47 92
SPIRIVA 96 74 47 45
LEVETIRACETAM 95 60 49 96
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 91 59 50 97
PREDNISONE 91 82 50 34
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 91 39 R 50 43
GLIPIZIDE 90 53 53 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 88 52 54 107
LEVEMIR 87 68 55 171
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 87 45 55 212
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 85 54 57 84
IBUPROFEN 85 53 57 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85 49 57 31
FENTANYL 85 68 S2 57 48
LEVOFLOXACIN 83 70 61 113
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 58 62 59
BACLOFEN 77 45 63 101
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 53 63 22
COMBIVENT 73 16 65 169
LAMOTRIGINE 72 59 66 185
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 70 48 67 42
NEXIUM 70 56 67 53
LOVASTATIN 69 53 69 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 68 53 70 20
PROAIR HFA 68 24 70 27
EXELON 66 66 72 150
KLOR-CON M20 66 65 72 86
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 64 51 74 136
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 64 31 74 135
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62 41 76 91
INSULIN SYRINGE 61 32 77 109
PROMETHAZINE HCL 60 22 R 78 88
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59 46 79 125
FLUOXETINE HCL 59 18 79 49
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 59 44 79 110
LYRICA 56 24 82 79
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56 28 82 154
LIDODERM 55 48 84 80
SPIRONOLACTONE 54 31 85 78
GEMFIBROZIL 52 17 86 87
SUBOXONE 52 0 86 104
DIGOXIN 52 50 86 71
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50 31 89 85
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 Oct. 17, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.