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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine
(group practice)

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,608Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 51 out of 2035

$991K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 48 out of 2035

337 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
40%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

61% of this provider’s 337 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 6,580 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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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 1,095 207 S3 1 2
LISINOPRIL 930 385 2 3
NEXIUM 556 208 3 51
IBUPROFEN 538 152 4 43
ADVAIR DISKUS 381 152 5 38
PROAIR HFA 378 94 6 31
METFORMIN HCL 369 183 7 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 360 143 8 17
OMEPRAZOLE 316 111 9 5
AZITHROMYCIN 305 109 10 39
GLIPIZIDE XL 296 179 11 166
FUROSEMIDE 278 183 12 7
SINGLE USE SWAB 249 119 13 163
SIMVASTATIN 246 125 14 1
LYRICA 244 132 15 89
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 242 127 16 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 206 112 17 6
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 195 71 R 18 139
CLOPIDOGREL 191 121 19 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 191 149 19 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 186 99 21 32
VENTOLIN HFA 185 99 22 80
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 175 62 23 21
LIDODERM 169 70 24 72
CARISOPRODOL 168 25 R 25 57
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 158 48 26 29
LANSOPRAZOLE 158 64 26 118
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 153 38 R 28 64
TRAMADOL HCL 149 55 29 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 149 78 29 16
NAPROXEN 140 65 31 92
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 139 59 32 63
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 133 36 33 4
CELEBREX 127 75 34 104
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 124 81 35 13
DICYCLOMINE HCL 122 30 36 212
PLAVIX 120 69 37 49
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 119 38 38 123
CARVEDILOL 117 99 39 22
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 106 80 S3 40 52
GABAPENTIN 100 61 41 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 99 53 42 11
PROMETHAZINE HCL 94 29 R 43 106
LANTUS 92 34 44 40
LIPITOR 90 61 45 134
PATANOL 85 21 46 233
CYMBALTA 84 15 47 59
CRESTOR 82 54 48 41
RANITIDINE HCL 80 37 49 28
MELOXICAM 77 43 50 56
LOVAZA 77 21 50 137
MECLIZINE HCL 77 40 50 147
FINASTERIDE 75 36 53 105
GEMFIBROZIL 74 0 54 114
HYDROCORTISONE 69 27 55 156
DIOVAN 67 31 56 76
ATENOLOL 67 30 56 10
QVAR 65 0 58 234
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 64 48 59 262
OLANZAPINE 63 0 60 121
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63 0 60 70
INSULIN SYRINGE 58 17 62 97
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 58 17 62 255
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 57 39 64 246
JANUVIA 57 41 64 85
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55 12 66 144
KETOCONAZOLE 55 21 66 215
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 54 44 68 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 53 41 69 15
PROCTOZONE-HC 50 21 70 281
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 50 19 70 291
SINGULAIR 50 13 70 119
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 8, 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.