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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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88,685Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 2715

$4.93M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 2715

2,301 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% 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 2,301 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 2,301 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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 3,683 3,455 469 10 1 4
FUROSEMIDE 3,500 3,295 456 2 8
NAMENDA 2,534 2,490 213 3 37
LISINOPRIL 2,322 2,115 404 4 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 2,147 2,092 277 5 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,932 1,720 306 6 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,905 1,773 287 7 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,883 1,772 268 8 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,593 1,421 148 9 18
SERTRALINE HCL 1,529 1,364 177 10 23
TRAMADOL HCL 1,454 1,356 292 11 15
SIMVASTATIN 1,453 1,267 248 12 2
OMEPRAZOLE 1,375 1,250 289 13 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,292 1,055 325 S3 14 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,266 1,125 195 15 22
GABAPENTIN 1,236 1,031 187 16 14
MIRTAZAPINE 1,179 1,131 188 17 62
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,173 976 222 18 9
CLOPIDOGREL 1,156 1,041 178 19 21
CYMBALTA 1,045 912 87 20 41
LANTUS 1,020 905 166 10 21 60
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 1,012 881 195 22 59
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 837 775 121 23 54
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 802 715 105 A 24 56
RANITIDINE HCL 796 714 142 25 28
CARVEDILOL 779 689 139 26 25
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 755 671 217 10 27 125
LEVETIRACETAM 754 592 98 28 99
TAMSULOSIN HCL 714 663 135 29 26
RISPERIDONE 700 630 91 A 30 80
TRAZODONE HCL 699 585 119 31 45
BUMETANIDE 684 639 115 10 32 78
METFORMIN HCL 668 556 109 33 7
ATENOLOL 655 637 100 34 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 648 617 92 35 43
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 645 603 107 36 93
LORAZEPAM 601 534 156 B 37 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 598 579 98 38 20
NOVOLOG 571 507 124 39 122
ALPRAZOLAM 568 484 152 B 40 11
KLOR-CON M20 562 494 126 41 98
HYDRALAZINE HCL 492 401 86 42 86
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 466 379 81 43 111
GLIPIZIDE 466 392 61 43 55
ENULOSE 465 352 81 45 144
FENTANYL 459 432 110 S2 46 53
OLANZAPINE 457 390 63 A 47 129
ADVAIR DISKUS 453 404 107 48 44
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 449 396 78 49 12
ALLOPURINOL 445 427 68 50 34
NYSTATIN 445 419 151 50 106
FAMOTIDINE* 419 366 86 52 81
EXELON 409 383 61 53 158
PREDNISONE 402 357 101 54 35
BACLOFEN 394 229 59 55 109
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 393 345 73 56 17
LIDODERM 388 339 82 57 102
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 384 348 75 58 68
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 376 332 108 59 47
LATANOPROST 373 350 58 60 177
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 367 339 53 61 119
PAROXETINE HCL 366 328 50 62 73
RAMIPRIL 364 364 46 63 135
HUMALOG 353 329 56 64 175
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 340 303 207 65 63
NYSTOP 339 278 112 66 202
FLUOXETINE HCL 338 291 51 67 48
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 334 307 71 68 16
DIGOX 328 310 64 69 134
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 327 297 52 70 38
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 318 297 80 71 140
JANUVIA 316 311* 30 72 88
LEVEMIR 315 279 56 73 161
LACTULOSE 305 244 91 74 128
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 290 222 157 75 162
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 281 242 132 76 90
ABILIFY 280 237 26 A 77 118
CEPHALEXIN 271 252 127 78 75
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 257 231 75 79 157
SPIRONOLACTONE 256 214 57 80 74
AMIODARONE HCL 247 242* 36 81 188
DIOVAN 240 216 22 82 116
LYRICA 236 203 45 83 79
SPIRIVA 235 220 70 84 46
ROPINIROLE HCL 233 220 38 85 107
LEVOFLOXACIN 231 188 128 86 97
MELOXICAM 227 191 52 87 36
SANTYL 224 183 66 88 222
CLONIDINE HCL 221 196 68 89 66
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 206 170 30 90 152
TRAVATAN Z 206 188 39 90 268
VESICARE 205 187 25 92 147
GLIPIZIDE ER 197 178 23 93 142
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 196 168 34 94 64
PROPRANOLOL HCL 196 153 22 94 164
CELEBREX 195 190* 25 96 108
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 195 138 74 96 31
BUSPIRONE HCL 191 174 36 98 170
DIGOXIN 187 176 41 99 163
CLONIDINE 186 170 27 100 323
TRANSDERM-SCOP 186 115 42 10 100 235
LAMOTRIGINE 182 123 25 102 196
FINASTERIDE 178 173* 34 103 96
CARBAMAZEPINE 177 133 20 104 215
CILOSTAZOL 177 150 37 104 209
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 172 148 35 106 101
IBUPROFEN 165 92 54 107 39
HYDROCORTISONE 165 152 65 107 191
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 161 156* 29 109 301
NUEDEXTA 161 156* 24 109 274
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 159 120 77 111 279
CLONAZEPAM 157 127 32 B 112 49
DILTIAZEM HCL 157 144 30 112 241
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 155 139 25 R 114 85
VENLAFAXINE HCL 154 134 18 115 236
OXCARBAZEPINE 152 89 12 116 356
TIMOLOL MALEATE 150 138 25 117 254
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 150 132 36 S2 117 67
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 148 103 22 R 119 197
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 147 135 21 120 244
ONDANSETRON HCL* 146 116 55 121 255
LOVASTATIN 142 124 26 122 32
JANTOVEN 141 141 14 123 151
MORPHINE SULFATE 141 118 79 S2 123 150
GLIMEPIRIDE 139 134* 20 125 50
FLUCONAZOLE 139 99 63 125 169
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 133 86 40 R 127 65
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 132 127* 27 128 143
RENVELA 131 84 17 129 250
AGGRENOX 128 106 24 130 264
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 127 114 20 131 310
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 125 120* 22 132 61
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 123 74 39 133 206
NITROSTAT 120 115* 65 134 204
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 118 106 56 135 168
DILTIAZEM ER 118 106 15 135 287
PHENYTOIN 118 99 19 135 280
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 117 85 28 138 105
ZETIA 116 105 16 139 87
LABETALOL HCL 115 95 11 140 295
TERAZOSIN HCL 114 109* 23 141 136
CLOZAPINE 113 <11 <11 A 142 227
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 113 108* 21 142 132
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 113 96 72 142 145
LOVAZA 113 99 16 142 149
PROAIR HFA 110 65 37 146 29
TOPIRAMATE 109 69 18 147 160
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 108 70 15 148 210
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 108 87 63 148 271
VENTOLIN HFA 107 96 55 150 84
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 104 99* 21 151 180
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 104 81 32 151 223
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 104 99* 17 151 51
AMITIZA 104 72 13 151 239
AMOXICILLIN 103 92 59 155 100
KETOCONAZOLE 103 91 38 155 193
OXYCONTIN 103 87 15 S2 155 139
VALPROIC ACID* 103 98* 17 155 285
MIDODRINE HCL 102 61 25 159 403
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 100 95* 53 160 124
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 98 93* 35 161 289
NOVOLIN R 98 84 34 161 260
GLUCAGON EMERGENCY KIT 97 86 43 10 163 406
METOLAZONE 96 76 28 164 224
LIDOCAINE 96 91* 40 164 154
NAMENDA XR 95 90* 19 166 334
CEFTRIAXONE* 92 87* 60 167 218
HYDROXYZINE HCL 91 86* 38 R 168 263
AVELOX 91 86* 63 168 298
FENOFIBRATE* 89 71 13 170 72
NIFEDIPINE ER 88 83* 17 171 103
KLOR-CON M10 88 83* 23 171 173
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88 53 25 171 27
SENSIPAR 88 <11 <11 171 331
AZITHROMYCIN 87 82* 66 175 42
MECLIZINE HCL 86 81* 14 176 155
BUPROPION HCL SR 86 61 19 176 153
LOPERAMIDE 86 66 41 176 248
DETROL LA 85 80* 14 179 195
PEN NEEDLE* 85 80* 27 179 355
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 85 85 12 179 114
CRESTOR 84 79* 12 182 52
SUCRALFATE 83 78* 23 183 205
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 83 78* 25 S3 183 69
NIASPAN 83 <11 <11 183 184
LIDOCAINE HCL* 82 77* 49 186 258
TORSEMIDE 82 67 16 186 171
NYAMYC 81 76* 38 188 419
GALANTAMINE HBR 80 <11 <11 189 333
RESTASIS 76 <11 <11 190 320
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 76 71* 62 190 95
MEGESTROL ACETATE 74 69* 35 R 192 230
VIMPAT 72 <11 <11 193 431
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 72 72 13 193 431
URSODIOL 72 <11 <11 193 431
NITROFURANTOIN* 71 33 22 196 371
PRIMIDONE 71 <11 <11 196 272
NAPROXEN 69 54 27 198 77
SEROQUEL XR 68 <11 <11 A 199 192
MULTAQ 67 67 12 200 444
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 67 62* 19 200 306
MUPIROCIN* 67 51 38 200 219
TRIMETHOPRIM 66 <11 <11 203 324
PHENOBARBITAL 65 <11 <11 R 204 326
DIAZEPAM 65 32 21 B 204 57
CLOTRIMAZOLE 65 60* 34 204 330
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64 51 20 R 207 92
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 63 51 26 208 240
LITHIUM CARBONATE 62 <11 <11 209 386
HALOPERIDOL 62 35 14 A 209 251
AMMONIUM LACTATE 62 57* 35 209 190
DEXTROSE WITH SODIUM CHLORIDE 61 56* 14 212 354
PREVACID 60 47 13 213 360
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 60 <11 <11 213 318
TOBRAMYCIN 60 55* 50 213 455
XARELTO 60 55* 22 213 216
ACYCLOVIR 59 54* 19 217 324
CALCITONIN-SALMON 59 48 15 217 278
METRONIDAZOLE 58 44 33 219 307
RANEXA 56 <11 <11 220 397
NOVOLIN N 55 <11 <11 221 341
LANSOPRAZOLE 54 33 17 222 167
PRADAXA 54 <11 <11 222 294
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 54 <11 <11 222 474
ACTONEL 53 <11 <11 225 475
PATANOL 53 48* 22 225 475
TIZANIDINE HCL 53 35 12 225 138
NEXIUM 53 36 15 225 70
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 53 48* 30 225 357
VOLTAREN 52 <11 <11 230 121
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 52 <11 <11 230 480
DEXILANT 52 <11 <11 230 398
AVODART 51 <11 <11 233 225
AZOPT 50 37 11 234 494
XIFAXAN 50 31 11 234 494
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. 18, 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.