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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,507Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 593 out of 2132

$424K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 732 out of 2132

245 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

34% of this provider’s 245 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

$56 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 445 182 71 S3 1 2
LISINOPRIL 367 248 55 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 260 199 44 3 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 221 167 39 4 10
SIMVASTATIN 213 117 34 5 1
CLOPIDOGREL 186 127 30 6 17
RANITIDINE HCL 179 122 28 7 32
FUROSEMIDE 164 117 33 8 7
ALPRAZOLAM 146 53 28 B 9 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 133 128* 21 10 4
OMEPRAZOLE 129 115 23 11 6
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 127 92 22 12 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 127 55 20 12 42
PROAIR HFA 110 30 20 14 30
GABAPENTIN 110 53 23 14 16
KETOPROFEN 105 80 40 16 336
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104 89 19 17 26
METFORMIN HCL 100 69 16 18 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 99 64 14 19 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 93 68 15 20 8
CILOSTAZOL 79 <11 <11 21 199
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 79 67 17 21 12
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 77 72* 15 23 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 37 14 23 15
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 75 47 16 25 68
LANTUS 71 <11 <11 26 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70 <11 <11 27 38
CARISOPRODOL 69 <11 12 R 28 77
CITALOPRAM HBR 65 60* 14 29 25
ALLOPURINOL 61 <11 <11 30 31
NEXIUM 61 <11 <11 30 66
TAMSULOSIN HCL 56 43 13 32 23
NITROSTAT 55 50* 12 33 167
SERTRALINE HCL 53 <11 <11 34 24
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53 <11 <11 34 61
DONEPEZIL HCL 52 52 11 36 29
LIDODERM 50 <11 <11 37 97
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 3, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.