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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,437Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 2132

$943K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 127 out of 2132

498 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

14% of this provider’s 498 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 498 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 892 816 131 1 4
FUROSEMIDE 866 799 135 2 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 760 575 99 S3 3 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 627 572 87 4 20
LISINOPRIL 601 587 98 5 3
LORAZEPAM 506 407 83 B 6 37
NAMENDA 494 489* 48 7 39
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 445 403 74 8 143
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 424 387 75 9 5
LACTULOSE 418 383 54 10 109
GABAPENTIN 399 363 60 11 16
TRAMADOL HCL 385 372 71 12 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 339 307 46 13 91
MIRTAZAPINE 335 300 53 14 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 332 332 39 15 55
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 321 276 76 16 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 316 311* 54 17 29
LANTUS 262 219 46 18 57
OMEPRAZOLE 260 241 67 19 6
FENTANYL 257 198 31 S2 20 65
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 239 217 29 21 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 226 180 45 22 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 217 184 36 23 25
SIMVASTATIN 207 190 53 24 1
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 195 190* 35 25 125
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 191 186* 26 A 26 64
LEVETIRACETAM 185 157 25 27 92
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 175 145 43 28 8
CLOPIDOGREL 174 169* 38 29 17
ALPRAZOLAM 173 168* 26 B 30 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172 142 26 31 19
CARVEDILOL 168 152 33 32 22
GLIPIZIDE 165 151 26 33 54
NOVOLOG 158 109 36 34 113
OLANZAPINE 154 92 18 A 35 147
PREDNISONE 151 137 39 36 40
PAROXETINE HCL 151 146* 22 36 74
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 145 131 64 38 131
WARFARIN SODIUM 145 140* 23 38 13
CYMBALTA 144 109 18 40 53
RISPERIDONE 144 103 17 A 40 86
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 141 <11 <11 S2 42 96
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 133 128* 20 43 33
TRAZODONE HCL 131 106 24 44 50
LYRICA 122 92 16 45 87
PRADAXA 120 <11 <11 46 213
ATENOLOL 120 108 22 46 14
ENULOSE 119 <11 <11 48 173
SERTRALINE HCL 116 94 18 49 24
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 105 82 23 50 155
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97 76 27 51 35
BUMETANIDE 95 90* 23 52 83
BACLOFEN 95 35 11 52 108
HUMALOG 91 86* 12 54 136
DIGOX 88 83* 20 55 102
KLOR-CON M20 88 71 25 55 76
CLONAZEPAM 88 74 13 B 55 70
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 87 73 12 58 124
ROPINIROLE HCL 78 64 13 59 120
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 77 <11 <11 60 152
FLUOXETINE HCL 76 <11 <11 61 80
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 75 70* 13 62 105
ALLOPURINOL 73 60 11 63 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 61 15 64 15
LAMOTRIGINE 70 <11 <11 65 222
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 70 70 13 65 116
ABILIFY 68 <11 <11 A 67 169
NEXIUM 68 <11 <11 67 66
FENOFIBRATE* 65 <11 <11 69 81
DIOVAN 58 <11 <11 70 88
MORPHINE SULFATE 58 39 22 S2 70 201
LATANOPROST 57 <11 <11 72 165
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 56 <11 <11 S3 73 59
LEVOFLOXACIN 56 51* 36 73 90
CARBAMAZEPINE 56 <11 <11 73 212
EXELON 54 <11 <11 76 157
NYSTATIN 54 49* 28 76 126
METFORMIN HCL 52 40 16 78 9
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 47* 40 78 58
CLONIDINE HCL 51 46* 20 80 60
METHADONE HCL 51 <11 <11 S2 80 104
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 50 <11 <11 82 154
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 Sept. 11, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.