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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,161Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 109 out of 2132

$766K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 231 out of 2132

456 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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 456 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 456 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 780 759 101 1 4
LISINOPRIL 735 713 106 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 503 490 86 3 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 440 408 81 4 10
SIMVASTATIN 437 423 67 5 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 428 363 84 S3 6 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 373 347 65 7 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 346 326 39 8 13
GABAPENTIN 299 284 45 9 16
NAMENDA 265 265 35 10 39
MIRTAZAPINE 256 256 38 11 56
DONEPEZIL HCL 250 250 39 12 29
ALPRAZOLAM 234 205 47 B 13 11
CLOPIDOGREL 232 227* 36 14 17
SERTRALINE HCL 200 185 29 15 24
TRAZODONE HCL 180 152 35 16 50
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 178 164 29 A 17 64
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 172 153 22 18 52
LORAZEPAM 166 161* 38 B 19 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 165 165 33 20 20
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 165 147 22 20 91
LEVETIRACETAM 159 126 25 22 92
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 158 153* 29 23 8
METFORMIN HCL 157 137 25 24 9
HYDRALAZINE HCL 150 130 23 25 46
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 148 143* 24 26 55
TRAMADOL HCL 140 140 31 27 21
RISPERIDONE 140 107 20 A 27 86
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 139 134* 49 29 105
SPIRIVA 137 125 23 30 49
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 132 120 17 31 124
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 126 121* 21 32 18
RANITIDINE HCL 119 105 21 33 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118 113* 20 34 15
OXYCONTIN 108 <11 <11 S2 35 151
CARVEDILOL 107 102* 22 36 22
NYSTATIN 106 101* 37 37 126
FENTANYL 106 101* 13 S2 37 65
CYMBALTA 105 100* 16 39 53
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104 99* 24 40 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 98 93* 20 41 25
VOLTAREN 97 92* 15 42 122
GLIPIZIDE 92 92 11 43 54
ADVAIR DISKUS 92 81 19 43 42
PAROXETINE HCL 84 <11 <11 45 74
LATANOPROST 84 79* 15 45 165
ATENOLOL 84 79* 16 45 14
HUMALOG 83 78* 12 48 136
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 82 82 11 49 244
TAMSULOSIN HCL 80 66 15 50 23
OMEPRAZOLE 78 73* 21 51 6
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72 67* 22 52 33
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 72 67* 16 S3 52 59
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 68 53 19 54 12
PREDNISONE 68 63* 23 54 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67 62* 12 56 35
TRAVATAN Z 64 59* 11 57 257
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 64 52 13 57 125
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 64 <11 <11 57 154
NOVOLOG 58 <11 <11 60 113
BUPROPION HCL SR 57 <11 <11 61 190
LANTUS 55 55 16 62 57
LACTULOSE 55 42 11 62 109
ALLOPURINOL 52 <11 <11 64 31
CHLORTHALIDONE 50 <11 <11 65 135
CEPHALEXIN 50 45* 30 65 89
JANUVIA 50 <11 <11 65 72
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 May 1, 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.