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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,008Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 426 out of 2132

$368K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 880 out of 2132

343 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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 343 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 343 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 804 680 40 1 13
OMEPRAZOLE 359 345 68 2 6
LISINOPRIL 340 318 50 3 3
MIRTAZAPINE 272 267* 47 4 56
FUROSEMIDE 271 253 54 5 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 270 265* 57 S3 6 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 258 253* 49 7 4
SIMVASTATIN 208 192 36 8 1
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 203 198* 36 9 68
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 200 195* 37 10 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 186 181* 33 11 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 151 138 29 12 29
KLOR-CON 10 148 143* 16 13 179
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 147 127 24 14 10
SERTRALINE HCL 136 131* 28 15 24
NAMENDA 130 125* 15 16 39
LANTUS 122 109 22 17 57
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 111 93 20 18 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110 105* 16 19 15
GABAPENTIN 102 97* 19 20 16
METFORMIN HCL 100 83 16 21 9
ATENOLOL 96 91* 18 22 14
NYSTOP 94 89* 27 23 156
BUMETANIDE 93 88* 27 24 83
KLOR-CON M20 90 66 18 25 76
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80 75* 16 26 33
NYSTATIN 79 74* 18 27 126
TAMSULOSIN HCL 77 72* 15 28 23
CLOPIDOGREL 77 72* 13 28 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76 76 13 30 55
GLIPIZIDE 68 56 11 31 54
TRAMADOL HCL 67 62* 23 32 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 66 61* 12 33 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64 <11 <11 A 34 64
ROPINIROLE HCL 63 <11 <11 35 120
LORAZEPAM 61 41 25 B 36 37
TRAZODONE HCL 59 54* 18 37 50
SPIRIVA 59 <11 <11 37 49
ALLOPURINOL 57 <11 <11 39 31
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 Oct. 31, 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.