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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,055Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 2715

$1.62M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 2715

621 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
27% Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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 621 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

65% of this provider’s 621 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$81 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 1,507 385 393 S3 1 1
PROAIR HFA 802 176 256 2 29
AZITHROMYCIN 730 162 277 3 42
VIIBRYD 498 66 196 10 4 231
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 433 141 160 5 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 419 155 131 6 6
LISINOPRIL 397 179 120 7 3
FUROSEMIDE 396 111 145 8 8
SYMBICORT 389 76 144 9 117
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 346 60 146 10 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 346 96 115 10 27
TRAMADOL HCL 340 73 120 12 15
CARISOPRODOL 323 103 99 R 13 82
METFORMIN HCL 317 131 102 14 7
ALPRAZOLAM 316 90 86 B 15 11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 279 73 174 16 63
GABAPENTIN 264 66 106 17 14
SAPHRIS 250 27 103 A 10 18 281
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 219 90 74 19 10
RANITIDINE HCL 218 80 80 20 28
OMEPRAZOLE 204 69 79 21 5
FLUCONAZOLE 197 53 100 22 169
PREDNISONE 196 23 82 23 35
IBUPROFEN 193 38 76 24 39
SPIRIVA 189 17 69 25 46
SIMVASTATIN 183 86 60 26 2
VOLTAREN 174 73 73 27 121
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 172 45 68 28 51
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 170 43 69 29 64
DIAZEPAM 166 23 50 B 30 57
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 159 37 79 31 124
PROMETHAZINE HCL 158 21 73 R 32 120
CLOPIDOGREL 155 89 42 33 21
PROMETHAZINE-CODEINE 151 103 34 R 10 34 212
CLONAZEPAM 145 25 72 B 35 49
LORAZEPAM 142 48 39 B 36 30
NAPROXEN SODIUM 138 16 74 37 221
TIZANIDINE HCL 136 31 76 38 138
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 133 28 65 R 39 65
VENTOLIN HFA 126 39 69 40 84
NAMENDA 123 80 34 41 37
DULERA 118 <11 73 42 253
NASONEX 117 12 39 43 251
CYMBALTA 116 16 67 44 41
FENTANYL 113 27 26 S2 45 53
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 112 28 51 46 47
CEFDINIR 111 12 58 47 201
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 111 13 23 S2 47 174
NIFEDIPINE ER 108 25 29 49 103
BYSTOLIC 105 27 32 50 166
NEXIUM 104 31 41 51 70
DONEPEZIL HCL 101 59 31 52 33
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 94 <11 53 53 125
TRAZODONE HCL 94 43 35 53 45
LYRICA 93 32 42 55 79
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 91 25 56 R 56 262
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 91 49 24 56 4
LANTUS 91 40 35 56 60
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 89 23 53 59 232
KETOCONAZOLE 89 27 53 59 193
SOLARAZE 87 37 46 61 335
CLONIDINE HCL 87 25 25 61 66
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 86 <11 25 63 229
BACLOFEN 81 14 50 64 109
AMITIZA 81 23 42 64 239
ABILIFY 80 13 40 A 66 118
NYSTATIN 78 33 43 67 106
METRONIDAZOLE 73 <11 41 68 307
SINGLE USE SWAB 68 16 22 69 187
ALLOPURINOL 66 25 27 70 34
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 65 29 37 R 71 378
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 65 31 26 71 59
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65 40 18 71 43
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64 11 26 A 74 56
WARFARIN SODIUM 62 36 22 75 18
ESTRADIOL 61 <11 21 R 76 200
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 61 12 36 76 213
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 60 <11 40 78 162
CRESTOR 60 <11 32 78 52
DICYCLOMINE HCL 59 15 30 80 207
BUMETANIDE 57 30 24 81 78
AMOXICILLIN 55 15 29 82 100
ATENOLOL 54 30 16 83 13
QVAR 54 <11 26 83 148
BENAZEPRIL HCL 53 <11 25 85 137
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52 22 17 86 132
BUPROPION XL 52 <11 29 86 165
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 52 0 12 S2 86 179
PRENATAL PLUS* 51 <11 23 89 369
PROMETHAZINE VC 51 <11 31 R 89 366
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 Feb. 3, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.