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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,802Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 2715

$1.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 2715

664 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

13% of this provider’s 664 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 664 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 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 1,434 1,355 178 1 4
FUROSEMIDE 1,416 1,330 188 2 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 868 798 133 3 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 783 732 101 4 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 751 690 138 S3 5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 737 678 128 6 5
LISINOPRIL 674 634 113 7 3
SERTRALINE HCL 665 614 65 8 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 622 587 58 9 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 603 566 101 10 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 597 574 69 11 33
CYMBALTA 589 514 44 12 41
CLOPIDOGREL 535 530* 68 13 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 524 456 57 A 14 56
MIRTAZAPINE 501 458 74 15 62
NAMENDA 497 471 46 16 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 486 470 71 17 22
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 477 446 92 18 59
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 477 442 78 18 9
SIMVASTATIN 438 424 79 20 2
GABAPENTIN 431 360 60 21 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 428 413 60 22 54
RANITIDINE HCL 390 378 54 23 28
GLIPIZIDE 381 376* 50 24 55
TRAMADOL HCL 362 357* 95 25 15
LEVOFLOXACIN 343 319 160 26 97
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 321 257 50 27 93
RISPERIDONE 299 274 49 A 28 80
ATENOLOL 296 250 42 29 13
LORAZEPAM 294 252 76 B 30 30
ALPRAZOLAM 268 263* 56 B 31 11
NYSTATIN 268 257 78 31 106
LANTUS 260 202 51 33 60
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 248 215 31 34 38
CARVEDILOL 240 217 42 35 25
BUMETANIDE 217 199 37 36 78
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 215 200 43 37 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 207 202* 34 38 47
PAROXETINE HCL 207 193 26 38 73
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 196 191* 20 40 119
TAMSULOSIN HCL 192 192 36 41 26
CELEBREX 190 185* 19 42 108
CLONAZEPAM 189 184* 24 B 43 49
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188 183* 32 44 12
NOVOLOG 185 152 40 45 122
ALLOPURINOL 176 171* 23 46 34
FENTANYL 175 162 23 S2 47 53
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 171 166* 32 48 16
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 169 140 65 49 140
ADVAIR DISKUS 169 157 27 49 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 156 151* 22 51 43
RAMIPRIL 151 139 17 52 135
OLANZAPINE 146 128 15 A 53 129
SPIRIVA 144 132 26 54 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 142 122 22 55 17
LIDODERM 141 136* 22 56 102
METFORMIN HCL 141 119 29 56 7
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 125 105 18 58 152
DIGOX 124 124 18 59 134
CEPHALEXIN 124 106 61 59 75
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 122 117* 53 61 125
BUSPIRONE HCL 119 114* 15 62 170
LOVASTATIN 117 105 19 63 32
HYDRALAZINE HCL 115 110* 26 64 86
CLOZAPINE 115 <11 <11 A 64 227
DIGOXIN 114 114 19 66 163
LATANOPROST 114 90 19 66 177
LEVETIRACETAM 111 96 11 68 99
PREDNISONE 111 99 32 68 35
FAMOTIDINE* 107 86 15 70 81
TRAZODONE HCL 104 90 21 71 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 102 102 14 72 101
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 102 87 61 72 90
FINASTERIDE 102 102 16 72 96
LYRICA 96 96 12 75 79
DIOVAN 93 <11 <11 76 116
BACLOFEN 89 75 14 77 109
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 88 68 14 78 143
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 87 55 11 S2 79 67
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 87 <11 <11 R 79 85
FLUOXETINE HCL 87 72 12 79 48
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 87 <11 <11 79 318
LANSOPRAZOLE 85 <11 <11 83 167
CLONIDINE HCL 85 80* 15 83 66
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 84 69 12 85 111
LACTULOSE 83 78* 14 86 128
TRANSDERM-SCOP 80 75* 14 87 235
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 80 75* 11 87 61
EXELON 79 79 15 89 158
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 79 74* 15 89 132
JANTOVEN 76 <11 <11 91 151
LEVEMIR 74 59 13 92 161
JANUVIA 74 <11 <11 92 88
SPIRONOLACTONE 72 67* 13 94 74
NOVOLIN R 71 66* 14 95 260
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 67 46 15 96 105
VESICARE 66 <11 <11 97 147
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65 60* 16 98 31
MORPHINE SULFATE 65 50 35 S2 98 150
AMIODARONE HCL 64 52 14 100 188
NOVOLIN 70-30 64 59* 11 100 274
AMOXICILLIN 64 59* 38 100 100
VERAPAMIL ER 64 <11 <11 100 112
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 64 <11 <11 100 244
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 60 55* 35 105 145
CRESTOR 59 <11 <11 106 52
ROPINIROLE HCL 59 <11 <11 106 107
TIMOLOL MALEATE 58 58 11 108 254
ENABLEX 58 <11 <11 108 340
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 57 <11 <11 110 210
LAMOTRIGINE 57 <11 <11 110 196
DETROL LA 56 <11 <11 112 195
TRIMETHOPRIM 56 <11 <11 112 324
KADIAN 55 <11 <11 S2 114 472
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55 <11 <11 R 114 65
TERAZOSIN HCL 54 <11 <11 116 136
HUMALOG 54 <11 <11 116 175
GALANTAMINE HBR 53 <11 <11 118 333
MELOXICAM 53 <11 <11 118 36
ONDANSETRON HCL* 52 47* 11 120 255
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE 52 <11 <11 120 480
CAPTOPRIL 51 <11 <11 122 249
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51 37 36 122 63
KLOR-CON M10 51 51 12 122 173
HALOPERIDOL 50 <11 <11 A 125 251
CARBAMAZEPINE 50 <11 <11 125 215
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 March 14, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.