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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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43,092Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 2132

$1.91M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 2132

1,375 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

4% of this provider’s 1,375 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 1,375 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 21%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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
FUROSEMIDE 2,374 2,213 341 1 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,794 1,620 165 2 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,629 1,574 305 3 4
LISINOPRIL 1,182 1,149 241 4 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,143 1,073 247 5 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,108 1,067 203 6 20
NAMENDA 794 789* 88 7 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 775 715 165 8 5
OMEPRAZOLE 692 652 185 9 6
TRAMADOL HCL 688 648 157 10 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 684 630 148 S3 11 2
SERTRALINE HCL 676 627 109 12 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 662 657* 132 13 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 626 594 116 14 55
GABAPENTIN 615 553 144 15 16
LANTUS 533 476 92 16 57
MIRTAZAPINE 523 464 113 17 56
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 475 419 138 18 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 473 434 99 19 19
CLOPIDOGREL 457 431 103 20 17
SIMVASTATIN 452 399 112 21 1
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 447 421 126 22 105
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 437 415 108 23 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 405 387 87 24 23
PREDNISONE 396 360 111 25 40
CARVEDILOL 384 356 95 26 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 373 359 76 27 12
KLOR-CON M20 368 343 80 28 76
CYMBALTA 366 327 38 29 53
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 362 323 61 30 91
ADVAIR DISKUS 356 356 73 31 42
HYDRALAZINE HCL 342 309 71 32 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 334 313 75 33 25
BUMETANIDE 333 293 61 34 83
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 316 304 87 35 143
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 312 274 60 A 36 64
TRAZODONE HCL 295 244 66 37 50
ROPINIROLE HCL 270 251 42 38 120
LACTULOSE 268 216 62 39 109
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 267 262* 41 40 124
LORAZEPAM 265 248 80 B 41 37
GLIPIZIDE 263 258* 53 42 54
NOVOLOG 262 237 62 43 113
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 260 239 102 44 35
LEVETIRACETAM 254 188 42 45 92
BACLOFEN 254 163 40 45 108
ENULOSE 251 183 41 47 173
SPIRIVA 240 227 60 48 49
CEPHALEXIN 236 221 113 49 89
ALLOPURINOL 229 224* 49 50 31
METFORMIN HCL 225 220* 53 51 9
ATENOLOL 209 196 47 52 14
RISPERIDONE 204 188 39 A 53 86
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 204 188 51 53 33
LEVOFLOXACIN 193 181 104 55 90
RANITIDINE HCL 191 170 58 56 32
NYSTATIN 186 173 82 57 126
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 182 171 110 58 58
FINASTERIDE 182 177* 30 58 94
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 178 173* 94 60 112
FAMOTIDINE* 169 147 52 61 82
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 167 162* 31 62 116
ALPRAZOLAM 164 159* 53 B 63 11
DIGOX 164 151 37 63 102
LIDODERM 162 157* 50 65 97
KLOR-CON M10 161 145 47 66 175
DIOVAN 159 117 21 67 88
DIGOXIN 158 153* 30 68 203
OLANZAPINE 150 129 22 A 69 147
LIDOCAINE HCL* 146 141* 57 70 237
PAROXETINE HCL 139 127 26 71 74
SPIRONOLACTONE 137 124 44 72 63
METOLAZONE 135 121 36 73 184
LYRICA 132 127* 20 74 87
LEVEMIR 131 126* 27 75 189
AZITHROMYCIN 131 126* 78 75 44
LATANOPROST 130 130 33 77 165
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 130 125* 30 77 153
CLONIDINE HCL 123 118* 49 79 60
TORSEMIDE 122 117* 22 80 139
CEFTRIAXONE* 122 117* 63 80 249
ABILIFY 115 <11 <11 A 82 169
HYDROCORTISONE 115 104 42 82 160
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113 108* 37 84 15
FLUCONAZOLE 113 102 56 84 183
AMIODARONE HCL 113 100 38 84 161
FENTANYL 112 64 25 S2 87 65
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 110 110 20 88 61
FLUOXETINE HCL 108 69 21 89 80
NYSTOP 107 96 44 90 156
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106 101* 45 91 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 105 105 31 92 18
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 103 98* 35 93 236
LOPERAMIDE 98 93* 34 94 324
TIMOLOL MALEATE 98 93* 23 94 308
SANTYL 97 92* 36 96 208
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 92 87* 22 97 185
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91 91 23 98 38
JANUVIA 90 85* 11 99 72
VESICARE 90 85* 11 99 186
BUPROPION HCL 88 88 11 101 329
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 87 82* 51 102 132
LOVASTATIN 87 82* 20 102 43
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 85 54 21 104 155
VALPROIC ACID* 85 58 15 104 242
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 84 79* 11 106 234
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 83 <11 <11 107 214
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 83 54 25 R 107 73
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 83 <11 <11 107 309
GLIPIZIDE ER 81 81 11 110 140
RESTASIS 80 <11 <11 111 355
HUMALOG 79 74* 30 112 136
NIFEDIPINE ER 77 72* 17 113 85
SENSIPAR 77 <11 <11 113 260
VOLTAREN 75 70* 26 115 122
NEXIUM 74 35 16 116 66
NITROSTAT 73 68* 39 117 167
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 71 66* 43 118 150
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 71 59 11 118 152
HYDROXYZINE HCL 71 66* 22 R 118 223
CLONIDINE 70 55 19 121 289
DILTIAZEM ER 68 63* 14 122 345
MEGESTROL ACETATE 68 63* 24 R 122 225
AMOXICILLIN 68 63* 40 122 111
OXYCODONE HCL 67 50 14 S2 125 67
BUPROPION HCL SR 67 <11 <11 125 190
ZETIA 65 <11 <11 127 75
VENTOLIN HFA 65 60* 34 127 98
EXELON 65 60* 17 127 157
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 64 64 15 130 103
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63 25 11 R 131 110
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63 58* 31 131 131
TOPIRAMATE 62 <11 <11 133 172
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 62 51 11 133 348
CARBAMAZEPINE 60 49 11 135 212
COLCRYS 58 58 16 136 166
KIONEX 58 53* 13 136 492
HALOPERIDOL 57 52* 14 A 138 265
LAMOTRIGINE 56 <11 <11 139 222
BUDESONIDE 56 <11 <11 139 413
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56 56 13 139 62
DETROL LA 56 56 13 139 216
TRAVATAN Z 54 49* 16 143 257
METRONIDAZOLE 54 49* 30 143 281
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 53 48* 16 145 301
CLOZAPINE 52 <11 <11 A 146 232
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 51 46* 16 147 218
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50 <11 <11 148 121
ONDANSETRON HCL* 50 45* 35 148 254
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 July 31, 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.