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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,060Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 104

$832K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 104

620 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99%* Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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

11% of this provider’s 620 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 620 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$33 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,262 1,257* 121 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,042 1,019 110 2 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,009 1,009 63 3 9
OMEPRAZOLE 899 894* 108 4 7
LISINOPRIL 810 784 100 5 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 758 744 73 6 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 734 734 64 7 12
NAMENDA 606 606 54 8 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 605 600* 71 9 6
TORSEMIDE 555 536 52 10 10 106
TRAMADOL HCL 508 503* 88 11 21
SIMVASTATIN 494 489* 67 12 4
GABAPENTIN 475 448 40 13 13
MIRTAZAPINE 433 433 53 14 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 407 402* 57 15 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 392 392 43 16 8
SERTRALINE HCL 376 376 35 17 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 363 358* 79 S3 18 1
ATENOLOL 306 306 34 19 23
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 288 260 25 A 20 32
CARVEDILOL 281 276* 35 21 25
FAMOTIDINE* 277 277 21 22 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 272 259 28 23 30
HYDRALAZINE HCL 256 251* 24 24 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 256 251* 37 24 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 253 253 39 26 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 247 203 21 27 49
KLOR-CON M10 240 240 25 28 108
DIOVAN 240 228 25 28 78
RISPERIDONE 238 212 15 A 30 40
CYMBALTA 220 220 24 31 37
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 219 219 17 32 65
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 219 214* 19 32 29
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 199 199 22 34 77
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191 191 34 35 19
LORAZEPAM 191 186* 58 B 35 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 187 182* 45 37 48
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 184 184 14 38 74
ALLOPURINOL 169 169 16 39 43
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 166 166 21 40 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 164 164 11 41 27
LEVETIRACETAM 162 162 14 42 62
GALANTAMINE HBR 152 152 15 43 117
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 147 147 20 44 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 145 140* 37 45 44
FINASTERIDE 144 139* 15 46 99
TRAZODONE HCL 142 142 30 47 41
GLIPIZIDE ER 135 135 11 48 138
PROPRANOLOL HCL 128 123* 14 49 136
DIGOXIN 125 125 17 50 132
ROPINIROLE HCL 124 <11 <11 51 114
LEVOFLOXACIN 123 118* 72 52 93
CEPHALEXIN 122 117* 54 53 90
METHADONE HCL 112 107* 18 S2 54 115
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 112 112 31 54 39
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 107 107 15 56 102
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 106 106 18 57 218
OLANZAPINE 106 <11 <11 A 57 95
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 106 101* 63 57 55
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 102 102 20 60 56
ENABLEX 102 102 14 60 221
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99 99 18 62 24
SPIRIVA 99 94* 19 62 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97 97 16 64 33
ALPRAZOLAM 94 94 24 B 65 18
METFORMIN HCL 90 90 13 66 16
HYDROCORTISONE 88 88 39 67 150
TRIMETHOPRIM 88 <11 <11 67 228
ADVAIR DISKUS 86 81* 15 69 42
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 85 85 12 70 87
PAROXETINE HCL 82 <11 <11 71 83
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 82 82 32 71 134
FENOFIBRATE* 80 <11 <11 73 133
CLOPIDOGREL 76 76 15 74 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 72 <11 <11 75 109
NYSTATIN 70 65* 25 76 85
PREDNISONE 69 69 20 77 47
ABILIFY 69 <11 <11 A 77 121
LATANOPROST 68 68 15 79 92
NIASPAN 66 <11 <11 80 246
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 65 65 17 81 161
BUPROPION XL 65 <11 <11 81 207
KLOR-CON 10 63 <11 <11 83 166
FENOFIBRATE* 61 <11 <11 84 133
LOVASTATIN 59 <11 <11 85 69
LOVAZA 59 <11 <11 85 206
NEXIUM 58 <11 <11 87 104
NABUMETONE 57 <11 <11 88 261
LYRICA 56 <11 <11 89 64
LANTUS 56 56 13 89 45
OXYCODONE HCL 54 54 20 S2 91 57
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 53 53 17 92 143
BACLOFEN 50 <11 <11 93 66
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 50 50 31 93 155
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 July 7, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.