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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,588Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 2604

$717K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 73 out of 2604

677 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
31%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 677 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 677 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 6,779 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,219 455 1 2
LISINOPRIL 787 363 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 696 223 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 607 200 4 4
METFORMIN HCL 561 192 5 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 546 254 6 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 532 275 7 6
NIFEDIPINE ER 397 141 8 121
FUROSEMIDE 362 192 9 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 359 191 10 10
PROAIR HFA 325 81 11 27
IBUPROFEN 325 116 11 32
RANITIDINE HCL 292 85 13 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 255 118 14 16
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 235 35 15 135
ATENOLOL 234 61 16 11
CLONIDINE HCL 219 127 17 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 203 50 18 31
GLIPIZIDE 201 72 19 51
SPIRIVA 197 68 20 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 190 81 21 30
GABAPENTIN 188 39 22 12
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 183 106 23 92
GEMFIBROZIL 180 41 24 87
VENTOLIN HFA 170 71 25 63
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 168 65 26 50
NAPROXEN 166 33 27 76
DONEPEZIL HCL 147 126 28 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 143 30 29 41
AZITHROMYCIN 139 39 30 33
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 134 59 S3 31 1
ALCOHOL SWABS 133 52 32 279
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 133 45 32 55
LACTULOSE 132 37 34 108
SURE COMFORT 125 25 35 238
TRAMADOL HCL 122 31 36 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119 57 37 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 119 38 37 19
RISPERIDONE 114 49 39 65
CLOPIDOGREL 112 69 40 39
CARVEDILOL 112 68 40 26
HYDRALAZINE HCL 108 55 42 85
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 106 53 43 38
LEVETIRACETAM 104 0 44 96
NIFEDICAL XL 96 41 45 245
FAMOTIDINE 96 17 45 68
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95 48 47 17
LOVASTATIN 95 35 47 24
SINGLE USE SWAB 94 26 49 221
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94 23 49 66
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 89 12 51 281
DIGOXIN 89 81 51 71
PROMETHAZINE HCL 89 19 R 51 88
SYMBICORT 88 48 54 105
PLAVIX 82 45 55 75
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 82 38 55 110
SERTRALINE HCL 81 51 57 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78 63 58 29
OXYCODONE HCL 78 0 S2 58 61
NAMENDA 75 61 60 37
LAMOTRIGINE 75 0 60 185
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 75 14 R 60 189
CARBAMAZEPINE 74 12 63 182
OLANZAPINE 68 29 64 115
PROPRANOLOL HCL 66 13 65 154
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 62 21 66 125
TERAZOSIN HCL 62 35 66 129
WARFARIN SODIUM 61 20 68 13
HALOPERIDOL 61 17 68 218
SPIRONOLACTONE 59 19 70 78
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58 29 71 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58 30 71 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 58 28 71 18
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57 23 74 42
DETROL LA 51 24 75 219
MEGESTROL ACETATE 50 17 R 76 249
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 May 15, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.