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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,928Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 2715

$677K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 185 out of 2715

304 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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 304 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 304 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

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

52 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
FUROSEMIDE 721 685 95 1 8
LISINOPRIL 580 533 92 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 575 548 72 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 514 483 58 4 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 492 473 47 S3 5 1
TRAMADOL HCL 420 387 69 6 15
NAMENDA 412 412 36 7 37
CLOPIDOGREL 388 368 46 8 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 355 297 20 9 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 347 303 53 10 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 346 335 51 11 33
LORAZEPAM 313 308* 53 B 12 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 312 307* 66 13 74
ALPRAZOLAM 297 292* 33 B 14 11
MIRTAZAPINE 275 275 39 15 62
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 252 232 45 16 9
LEVOFLOXACIN 245 231 115 17 97
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 241 236* 48 18 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 214 209* 35 19 54
GABAPENTIN 208 189 25 20 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 198 165 26 A 21 56
GLIPIZIDE 182 161 24 22 55
CARVEDILOL 148 143* 24 23 25
SERTRALINE HCL 146 146 23 24 23
CEPHALEXIN 139 134* 76 25 75
ALLOPURINOL 139 134* 17 25 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 129 124* 22 27 16
FAMOTIDINE* 120 115* 19 28 81
RANITIDINE HCL 119 114* 26 29 28
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 117 117 62 30 279
OMEPRAZOLE 108 108 24 31 5
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 107 92 14 32 43
CALCITONIN-SALMON 107 102* 15 32 278
MEGESTROL ACETATE 105 100* 41 R 34 230
RISPERIDONE 101 96* 19 A 35 80
HYDRALAZINE HCL 100 80 19 36 86
NOVOLIN 70-30 100 87 20 36 274
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 100 74 14 36 93
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 100 95* 25 36 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 98 98 15 40 22
TRAZODONE HCL 98 93* 17 40 45
CLONIDINE HCL 94 89* 26 42 66
METFORMIN HCL 94 89* 15 42 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 91 86* 14 44 26
OLANZAPINE 90 73 11 A 45 129
FENOFIBRATE* 87 87 15 46 72
SANTYL 86 81* 22 47 222
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85 80* 20 48 47
ZETIA 80 <11 <11 49 87
KLOR-CON 8 78 73* 17 50 366
LEVETIRACETAM 78 60 11 50 99
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 <11 <11 S2 52 94
CYMBALTA 77 <11 <11 52 41
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76 76 16 54 64
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 76 71* 11 54 119
FENTANYL 74 74 13 S2 56 53
LIDODERM 73 73 12 57 102
JANUVIA 73 <11 <11 57 88
ENULOSE 71 71 20 59 144
HYDROXYZINE HCL 68 55 20 R 60 263
LANTUS 67 67 12 61 60
BACLOFEN 67 <11 <11 61 109
NOVOLIN R 67 67 29 61 260
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 67 <11 <11 61 105
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 62 57* 22 65 125
LACTULOSE 62 57* 19 65 128
BUSPIRONE HCL 62 51 11 65 170
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 61 <11 <11 68 20
LATANOPROST 60 60 11 69 177
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 59 <11 <11 70 301
SEROQUEL 59 <11 <11 A 10 70 377
PAROXETINE HCL 57 <11 <11 72 73
ATENOLOL 57 <11 <11 72 13
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55 50* 36 74 124
NOVOLOG 54 49* 13 75 122
HUMULIN 70-30 52 <11 <11 76 480
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 Nov. 13, 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.