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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,520Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 230 out of 2132

$910K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 134 out of 2132

708 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56% Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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

17% of this provider’s 708 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 708 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$79 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,131 386 202 S3 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 344 227 93 2 1
LISINOPRIL 332 200 96 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 316 153 88 4 6
METFORMIN HCL 262 140 81 5 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 257 164 83 6 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 242 173 70 7 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 231 159 67 8 4
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 225 40 42 S2 9 96
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 211 128 63 10 8
GABAPENTIN 204 89 55 11 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 187 107 95 12 27
FUROSEMIDE 176 124 59 13 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 172 106 50 14 20
ALPRAZOLAM 170 51 49 B 15 11
ATENOLOL 164 125 44 16 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 159 78 40 17 26
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 149 96 41 18 121
TAMSULOSIN HCL 139 85 39 19 23
CLOPIDOGREL 138 90 46 20 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 122 73 37 21 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 120 69 34 22 13
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 104 65 85 23 58
ALLOPURINOL 104 82 25 23 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103 90 37 25 35
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 102 39 24 S2 26 114
CARVEDILOL 101 75 36 27 22
PREDNISONE 98 70 72 28 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96 70 39 29 12
RANITIDINE HCL 93 30 23 30 32
CYMBALTA 90 21 26 31 53
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 88 70 31 32 5
TRAMADOL HCL 82 35 29 33 21
PROAIR HFA 79 16 28 34 30
MELOXICAM 79 44 32 34 51
GLIPIZIDE 78 39 27 36 54
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 75 <11 19 R 37 73
DONEPEZIL HCL 72 72 18 38 29
SPIRIVA 72 35 25 38 49
OXYCONTIN 72 19 13 S2 38 151
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 68 30 23 41 68
FLUOXETINE HCL 65 31 17 42 80
NEXIUM 63 34 16 43 66
AMIODARONE HCL 61 56* 22 44 161
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59 47 28 45 55
VENTOLIN HFA 59 27 20 45 98
LORAZEPAM 59 32 24 B 45 37
TRAZODONE HCL 59 13 19 45 50
SERTRALINE HCL 57 41 16 49 24
NAMENDA 55 <11 <11 50 39
IBUPROFEN 54 <11 21 51 48
ROPINIROLE HCL 54 42 19 51 120
NAPROXEN 52 <11 18 53 93
FENTANYL 52 <11 <11 S2 53 65
ADVAIR DISKUS 52 34 14 53 42
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 40 16 56 41
GLIMEPIRIDE 50 45* 15 57 45
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 Oct. 4, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.