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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,146Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 2715

$1.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 2715

587 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56% Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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

21% of this provider’s 587 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

36% of this provider’s 587 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 1,229 537 194 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 583 531 80 2 8
LORAZEPAM 501 240 79 B 3 30
OMEPRAZOLE 461 333 101 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 413 328 68 5 4
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 337 293 67 6 59
LISINOPRIL 321 239 63 7 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 292 243 41 8 19
ABILIFY 279 187 27 A 9 118
SIMVASTATIN 278 190 70 10 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 275 144 34 A 11 56
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 267 202 35 12 93
NAMENDA 265 265 17 13 37
FENTANYL 249 203 33 S2 14 53
METHADONE HCL 247 32 31 S2 15 83
RISPERIDONE 247 154 30 A 15 80
GABAPENTIN 238 106 42 17 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 234 218 33 18 33
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 191 80 22 R 19 197
TRAZODONE HCL 189 92 46 20 45
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 187 141 37 21 9
CYMBALTA 185 60 32 22 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 180 175* 32 23 10
ALPRAZOLAM 175 64 33 B 24 11
DIAZEPAM 170 26 32 B 25 57
TRAMADOL HCL 163 88 46 26 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 158 143 28 27 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 153 124 31 28 22
SERTRALINE HCL 138 112 22 29 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137 96 34 30 12
LANTUS 137 117 21 30 60
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 136 121 32 32 6
FLUOXETINE HCL 132 72 18 33 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 131 70 29 34 27
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 128 <11 27 S2 35 67
ATENOLOL 125 85 29 36 13
OLANZAPINE 120 31 20 A 37 129
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 119 70 19 38 54
RANITIDINE HCL 118 71 21 39 28
MIRTAZAPINE 117 73 16 40 62
CEFTRIAXONE* 117 112* 31 40 218
CARVEDILOL 116 105 27 42 25
NEXIUM 116 60 14 42 70
TOPIRAMATE 114 16 16 44 160
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 111 11 23 R 45 65
PROAIR HFA 108 26 29 46 29
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 105 16 15 S2 47 94
METFORMIN HCL 104 63 30 48 7
CLOPIDOGREL 101 78 23 49 21
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 100 83 56 50 63
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 98 41 11 51 101
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 97 85 14 R 52 85
TEMAZEPAM 96 20 18 B 53 127
LEVEMIR 93 <11 <11 54 161
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92 66 25 55 47
IBUPROFEN 91 19 22 56 39
SEROQUEL XR 90 <11 12 A 57 192
TAMSULOSIN HCL 88 63 25 58 26
SPIRIVA 87 63 19 59 46
CLONAZEPAM 87 42 15 B 59 49
CEPHALEXIN 85 63 48 61 75
LYRICA 83 26 13 62 79
CLONIDINE HCL 82 33 21 63 66
BUSPIRONE HCL 82 38 11 63 170
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76 52 13 65 43
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 74 54 11 66 152
CARISOPRODOL 74 <11 <11 R 66 82
TERAZOSIN HCL 70 54 17 68 136
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67 62* 15 69 16
LOVASTATIN 67 62* 13 69 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 51 16 71 24
OXYCODONE HCL 64 12 12 S2 72 76
CLOZAPINE 63 <11 <11 A 73 227
JANUVIA 62 50 11 74 88
ZETIA 61 39 11 75 87
PAROXETINE HCL 59 35 13 76 73
LEVETIRACETAM 59 <11 <11 76 99
PRISTIQ ER 58 <11 <11 78 328
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57 11 11 R 79 92
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57 52* 11 79 38
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 55 20 17 S3 81 69
NOVOLOG 55 <11 <11 81 122
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 54 49* 15 83 20
DESOXIMETASONE 53 48* 21 84 217
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53 <11 <11 84 164
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 52 <11 <11 R 86 315
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51 31 13 87 31
FAMOTIDINE* 51 <11 <11 87 81
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 51 <11 <11 S2 87 174
BACLOFEN 50 <11 <11 90 109
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 50 <11 <11 90 140
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. 19, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.