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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,431Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 62 out of 2715

$782K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 113 out of 2715

701 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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

8% of this provider’s 701 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 701 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 483 447 103 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 474 349 101 2 2
LISINOPRIL 467 382 86 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 383 290 68 4 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 318 283 65 5 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 312 190 90 S3 6 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 292 226 70 7 9
TRAMADOL HCL 284 239 61 8 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 279 256 43 9 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 273 199 44 10 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 269 214 48 11 24
OMEPRAZOLE 268 210 64 12 5
METFORMIN HCL 255 163 56 13 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 252 228 47 14 6
ATENOLOL 223 171 38 15 13
ALPRAZOLAM 187 144 49 B 16 11
GABAPENTIN 182 130 45 17 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 177 172* 30 18 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 169 124 31 19 18
SERTRALINE HCL 166 137 30 20 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 150 145* 27 21 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 149 111 31 22 20
LOVASTATIN 143 111 24 23 32
CLOPIDOGREL 141 128 32 24 21
NAMENDA 134 134 11 25 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 134 116 28 25 19
TRAZODONE HCL 131 55 24 27 45
BUMETANIDE 129 124* 23 28 78
ALLOPURINOL 128 103 26 29 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 120 105 25 30 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120 94 28 30 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114 95 24 32 58
LANTUS 112 70 25 33 60
FENTANYL 111 111 21 S2 34 53
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 109 104* 15 35 93
SPIRONOLACTONE 108 91 26 36 74
MIRTAZAPINE 105 100* 16 37 62
ADVAIR DISKUS 102 91 20 38 44
CARVEDILOL 100 95* 20 39 25
CYMBALTA 100 95* 17 39 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98 85 13 41 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 96 69 22 42 26
GEMFIBROZIL 94 70 18 43 104
NOVOLOG 92 74 18 44 122
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92 60 31 44 31
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 92 87* 17 A 44 56
SPIRIVA 90 77 16 47 46
HYDRALAZINE HCL 82 66 14 48 86
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81 54 19 49 47
LORAZEPAM 80 75* 34 B 50 30
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77 50 21 51 68
MELOXICAM 76 62 13 52 36
RANITIDINE HCL 75 61 20 53 28
ROPINIROLE HCL 73 61 11 54 107
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 73 45 11 54 111
GLIPIZIDE 73 68* 14 54 55
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 73 59 15 R 54 85
GLIPIZIDE XL 71 53 17 58 126
PROPRANOLOL HCL 65 <11 <11 59 164
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 63 33 21 60 113
GLIPIZIDE ER 63 50 13 60 142
NEXIUM 63 <11 <11 60 70
ESTRADIOL 62 38 12 R 63 200
FLUOXETINE HCL 61 <11 <11 64 48
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 61 56* 15 64 51
PAROXETINE HCL 60 <11 <11 66 73
FINASTERIDE 58 53* 14 67 96
KLOR-CON M20 58 58 13 67 98
PREDNISONE 56 51* 25 69 35
METFORMIN HCL ER 56 51* 12 69 71
LIDODERM 55 50* 11 71 102
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55 50* 17 71 16
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 54 54 11 73 214
PROAIR HFA 53 29 18 74 29
CRESTOR 52 <11 <11 75 52
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52 <11 <11 S2 75 67
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 52 <11 <11 75 119
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51 <11 <11 78 143
CLONAZEPAM 51 <11 <11 B 78 49
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. 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.