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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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48,668Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 104

$2.63M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 104

2,012 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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 2,012 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 2,012 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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 1,975 1,211 465 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,589 1,309 282 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,537 1,122 336 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 1,491 1,243 331 4 5
LISINOPRIL 1,475 1,123 347 5 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,342 1,140 308 6 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,043 896 204 7 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 932 748 132 8 9
NAMENDA 852 821 98 9 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 828 685 179 10 11
OMEPRAZOLE 800 580 191 11 7
GABAPENTIN 796 526 177 12 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 766 742 128 13 12
CLOPIDOGREL 718 615 150 14 17
ALPRAZOLAM 714 436 216 B 15 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 656 465 145 16 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 564 455 101 17 14
METFORMIN HCL 547 437 130 18 16
SERTRALINE HCL 546 442 95 19 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 546 395 114 19 33
TRAMADOL HCL 538 435 150 21 21
CARVEDILOL 534 464 117 22 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 506 418 100 A 23 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 460 378 104 24 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 448 304 98 25 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 446 405 91 26 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 395 321 83 27 24
LORAZEPAM 393 326 108 B 28 28
LEVETIRACETAM 393 279 74 28 62
CYMBALTA 373 221 37 30 37
RANITIDINE HCL 353 240 79 31 34
MIRTAZAPINE 340 320 67 32 26
HYDRALAZINE HCL 336 268 81 33 38
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 336 310 75 33 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 334 268 73 35 22
RISPERIDONE 325 282 61 A 36 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 315 265 65 37 31
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 297 259 45 38 49
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 274 208 50 39 27
CLONIDINE HCL 268 176 65 40 58
ADVAIR DISKUS 263 229 74 41 42
TRAZODONE HCL 261 158 53 42 41
LANTUS 252 201 67 43 45
PROAIR HFA 249 117 85 44 36
ATENOLOL 247 214 54 45 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 243 197 172 46 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 242 161 81 47 48
LIDODERM 228 197 50 48 82
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 226 181 48 49 72
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 224 206 109 50 91
IBUPROFEN 223 125 65 51 76
SPIRIVA 222 170 53 52 51
FAMOTIDINE* 221 174 50 53 52
HUMALOG 216 174 47 54 138
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 211 151 62 55 39
PAROXETINE HCL 209 163 37 56 83
SANTYL 200 170 54 57 142
SPIRONOLACTONE 193 162 37 58 68
DIGOX 190 185* 42 59 84
ALLOPURINOL 181 139 40 60 43
OXYCODONE HCL 173 59 43 S2 61 57
GLIPIZIDE 167 147 33 62 50
VENTOLIN HFA 166 96 53 63 107
XARELTO 166 147 24 63 164
PREDNISONE 164 127 57 65 47
DIAZEPAM 164 51 44 B 65 101
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 160 122 40 67 98
LYRICA 160 92 31 67 64
CLONAZEPAM 155 107 33 B 69 61
NOVOLIN R 150 113 37 70 135
NYSTATIN 148 113 69 71 85
FENTANYL 147 119 37 S2 72 46
BACLOFEN 147 58 52 72 66
MEGESTROL ACETATE 145 117 59 R 74 152
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 144 91 39 75 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 140 101 69 76 44
OLANZAPINE 132 97 20 A 77 95
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 125 125 25 78 65
EXELON 125 120* 27 78 97
DILTIAZEM HCL 124 119* 27 80 148
NOVOLOG 123 97 41 81 110
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 121 98 49 S3 82 53
ENULOSE 121 107 21 82 111
MELOXICAM 120 90 23 84 79
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 119 103 79 85 118
LEVOFLOXACIN 117 105 73 86 93
GEMFIBROZIL 116 86 19 87 165
ZETIA 115 74 16 88 126
HEPARIN SODIUM 114 109* 24 89 194
LATANOPROST 114 103 22 89 92
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 113 108* 31 91 105
NIFEDIPINE ER 113 101 34 91 96
CARBAMAZEPINE 111 68 22 93 155
JANUVIA 111 98 20 93 103
AMIODARONE HCL 110 105* 25 95 120
DETROL LA 110 94 21 95 172
KLOR-CON M20 109 90 34 97 88
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 107 83 25 98 77
BUSPIRONE HCL 106 95 23 99 113
NYSTOP 104 76 38 100 94
ABILIFY 103 47 14 A 101 121
RENVELA 103 98* 13 101 168
CELEBREX 103 98* 20 101 119
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 102 21 19 S2 104 75
DIOVAN 101 96* 13 105 78
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 101 76 40 105 223
CEPHALEXIN 98 72 69 107 90
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 97 39 46 R 108 81
VOLTAREN 97 69 35 108 71
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 96 75 28 110 127
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 94 89* 14 111 193
FLUOXETINE HCL 94 39 27 111 109
LACTULOSE 94 48 31 111 67
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 76 19 114 86
SYMBICORT 92 41 24 114 141
AZITHROMYCIN 91 69 86 116 60
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 91 64 25 116 87
GLIMEPIRIDE 90 74 21 118 70
TOPIRAMATE 89 35 13 119 140
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 89 84* 18 119 130
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89 63 23 S2 119 174
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 88 55 31 122 161
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 88 83* 18 122 74
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 86 53 61 124 128
FINASTERIDE 86 68 25 124 99
SYNTHROID 84 79* 31 126 63
GLIPIZIDE ER 83 50 16 127 138
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 51 25 127 59
DIGOXIN 81 69 18 129 132
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 80 52 22 130 144
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 80 75* 24 130 102
NITROSTAT 79 60 42 132 149
GLYBURIDE 79 47 19 R 132 167
BUMETANIDE 76 56 24 134 54
HYDROCORTISONE 76 52 28 134 150
LANSOPRAZOLE 76 71* 17 134 205
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75 61 24 137 80
VITAMIN D2 73 68* 21 138 154
LUMIGAN 73 <11 <11 138 238
LOVASTATIN 73 51 16 138 69
NAPROXEN 72 40 24 141 89
TIMOLOL MALEATE 71 66* 15 142 179
MUPIROCIN* 70 65* 25 143 241
SENSIPAR 69 <11 <11 144 190
PRADAXA 69 64* 11 144 243
KLOR-CON M10 68 49 24 146 108
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 67 62* 15 147 195
LAMOTRIGINE 67 21 14 147 158
METHOCARBAMOL 66 33 13 R 149 211
FLUCONAZOLE 66 45 46 149 189
COLCRYS 66 <11 <11 149 159
OXYCONTIN 66 19 20 S2 149 129
MECLIZINE HCL 65 52 24 153 178
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 65 <11 <11 153 249
ONDANSETRON HCL* 64 50 20 155 182
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 64 16 17 S2 155 184
LABETALOL HCL 64 34 14 155 171
GLIPIZIDE XL 64 64 11 155 161
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 62 62 15 159 122
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61 56* 37 160 134
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 61 56* 33 160 207
NEXIUM 61 30 14 160 104
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 57 44 41 163 155
OXCARBAZEPINE 57 45 11 163 216
TIZANIDINE HCL 57 <11 <11 163 197
TRAVATAN Z 57 52* 12 163 163
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57 <11 <11 163 187
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56 51* 12 168 136
FENOFIBRATE* 55 23 14 169 133
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54 37 23 170 123
DILTIAZEM ER 53 48* 11 171 271
PROMETHAZINE HCL 52 34 31 R 172 183
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51 23 19 R 173 170
CRESTOR 51 39 15 173 73
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 50 45* 19 175 143
TERAZOSIN HCL 50 <11 <11 175 219
METOLAZONE 50 30 17 175 146
METRONIDAZOLE 50 45* 34 175 277
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 Aug. 6, 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.