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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,437Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 2132

$1.82M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 2132

767 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
39% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Michigan
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

54% of this provider’s 767 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 767 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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
OXYCODONE HCL 2,575 682 372 S2 1 67
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,022 357 188 2 5
LISINOPRIL 998 351 180 3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 869 257 167 S3 4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 668 239 130 5 6
PROAIR HFA 528 126 115 6 30
SIMVASTATIN 488 262 97 7 1
ALPRAZOLAM 461 132 101 B 8 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 451 190 83 9 10
METFORMIN HCL 407 157 76 10 9
ADVAIR DISKUS 398 103 86 11 42
CARISOPRODOL 378 72 74 R 12 77
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 346 92 59 13 8
FUROSEMIDE 331 158 72 14 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 327 97 52 15 4
SPIRIVA 319 77 65 16 49
AZITHROMYCIN 311 87 197 17 44
CLOPIDOGREL 311 138 50 17 17
RANITIDINE HCL 269 153 56 19 32
IBUPROFEN 268 64 71 20 48
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 259 74 55 21 15
CRESTOR 240 62 53 22 47
CLONIDINE HCL 232 60 48 23 60
CARVEDILOL 222 70 37 24 22
NEXIUM 219 87 29 25 66
WARFARIN SODIUM 217 156 28 26 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 215 90 39 27 19
CYMBALTA 205 28 51 28 53
SYMBICORT 203 81 58 29 106
ATENOLOL 198 87 39 30 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 183 93 35 31 23
VENTOLIN HFA 179 25 73 32 98
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173 88 42 33 28
LIDODERM 172 40 38 34 97
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 170 50 47 35 26
SERTRALINE HCL 164 73 30 36 24
TRAMADOL HCL 164 56 64 36 21
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 159 13 56 R 38 73
PROMETHAZINE HCL 157 42 102 R 39 134
DIAZEPAM 153 23 35 B 40 71
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 144 71 35 41 20
LYRICA 139 35 26 42 87
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 136 46 48 43 286
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 133 74 22 44 12
LEVOFLOXACIN 129 52 97 45 90
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 124 54 24 46 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 123 41 20 47 33
LORAZEPAM 121 50 34 B 48 37
NASONEX 118 42 33 49 235
HYDRALAZINE HCL 116 53 27 50 46
GABAPENTIN 115 24 23 51 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114 26 23 52 18
PREDNISONE 114 40 38 52 40
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 110 30 67 54 58
CELEBREX 108 39 29 55 99
NIFEDIPINE ER 108 52 18 55 85
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 108 15 25 S2 55 248
ABILIFY 104 19 15 A 58 169
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 104 30 13 58 61
LANTUS 102 41 30 60 57
CEPHALEXIN 102 21 47 60 89
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 102 55 20 A 60 64
VOLTAREN 97 28 28 63 122
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96 13 26 64 27
DIOVAN 94 17 14 65 88
COLCRYS 93 35 19 66 166
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 92 12 21 S2 67 114
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 91 24 71 68 107
GLIPIZIDE 89 37 21 69 54
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88 37 16 70 35
AMMONIUM LACTATE 87 24 28 71 163
HYDROXYZINE HCL 86 25 33 R 72 223
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85 40 12 73 133
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 84 15 28 74 286
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 83 40 13 75 62
NAMENDA 79 <11 <11 76 39
JANUVIA 79 41 19 76 72
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78 12 17 78 52
LIDOCAINE 74 22 21 79 164
BYSTOLIC 72 <11 <11 80 118
DONEPEZIL HCL 72 67* 13 80 29
EXFORGE 70 43 14 82 255
ALLOPURINOL 70 26 13 82 31
OXYCONTIN 68 <11 <11 S2 84 151
FLUCONAZOLE 68 <11 37 84 183
DULERA 67 12 23 86 295
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66 13 37 87 112
METFORMIN HCL ER 66 48 17 87 78
PAROXETINE HCL 66 32 11 87 74
NAPROXEN 63 11 18 90 93
MELOXICAM 60 24 14 91 51
VITAMIN D2 60 27 17 91 149
TRAZODONE HCL 59 <11 <11 93 50
BENICAR HCT 59 <11 <11 93 191
NOVOLOG 58 26 12 95 113
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 32 11 96 41
NIFEDICAL XL 56 <11 <11 97 209
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 55 <11 22 98 297
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54 <11 <11 99 79
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 53 <11 <11 100 125
HALOPERIDOL 52 <11 <11 A 101 265
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 Nov. 13, 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.