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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,605Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 225 out of 2715

$617K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 250 out of 2715

573 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Michigan
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 573 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 573 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Michigan
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 632 323 115 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 387 258 99 2 5
LISINOPRIL 339 236 95 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 315 233 90 4 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 247 198 70 5 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 225 162 54 6 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 200 147 53 7 4
GABAPENTIN 178 143 39 8 14
FUROSEMIDE 172 116 44 9 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 166 129 48 10 16
ATENOLOL 165 102 38 11 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 165 136 44 11 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 160 122 49 13 9
METFORMIN HCL 160 89 45 13 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 158 108 29 15 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 156 109 44 16 19
LORAZEPAM 149 68 35 B 17 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 146 114 38 18 27
LOVASTATIN 129 81 33 19 32
CARVEDILOL 126 83 36 20 25
ALPRAZOLAM 124 95 19 B 21 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 61 33 22 24
LANTUS 103 68 23 23 60
SERTRALINE HCL 100 66 24 24 23
ZETIA 94 63 24 25 87
CLONAZEPAM 90 27 13 B 26 49
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 80 45 22 27 113
PAROXETINE HCL 79 51 11 28 73
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74 41 35 29 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74 40 27 29 59
PROAIR HFA 71 36 34 31 29
GEMFIBROZIL 68 43 17 32 104
CAPTOPRIL 67 51 16 33 249
AMOXICILLIN 66 48 41 34 100
IBUPROFEN 66 24 21 34 39
TRAMADOL HCL 66 32 20 34 15
NAPROXEN 65 50 26 37 77
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65 31 17 37 68
PREDNISONE 61 46 42 39 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 61 47 17 39 17
TEMAZEPAM 58 <11 <11 B 41 127
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53 37 12 42 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 52 37 14 43 20
ALLOPURINOL 52 47* 17 43 34
CRESTOR 51 30 13 45 52
INSULIN SYRINGE* 50 36 15 46 267
GLIPIZIDE 50 34 13 46 55
RANITIDINE HCL 50 <11 <11 46 28
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 Dec. 3, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.