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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,701Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 102 out of 890

$629K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 181 out of 890

833 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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 Average for
this specialty
in Louisiana
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 833 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

35% of this provider’s 833 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 10,406 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Louisiana
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 892 499 S3 1 3
LISINOPRIL 583 458 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 537 447 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 438 309 4 5
FUROSEMIDE 412 317 5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 410 267 6 8
METFORMIN HCL 405 285 7 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 376 279 8 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 347 261 9 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 280 183 10 11
TRAMADOL HCL 259 192 11 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 257 198 12 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 235 145 13 20
NEXIUM 212 137 14 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 212 163 14 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 206 161 16 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 194 154 17 17
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 180 91 18 96
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 174 130 R 19 43
TIZANIDINE HCL 174 73 19 106
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166 108 21 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 154 135 22 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 152 100 23 13
MELOXICAM 135 117 24 18
ATENOLOL 131 96 25 23
GABAPENTIN 116 76 26 12
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 113 54 S2 27 127
TRAZODONE HCL 108 44 28 40
CRESTOR 103 60 29 25
SERTRALINE HCL 98 83 30 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 97 64 31 29
FENOFIBRATE 95 83 32 74
DONEPEZIL HCL 95 94 32 30
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 94 58 34 76
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94 73 34 58
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 93 61 36 109
GLIMEPIRIDE 91 79 37 27
CARVEDILOL 91 67 37 22
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 90 61 39 89
NAPROXEN 89 50 40 84
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87 84 41 34
ALLOPURINOL 86 56 42 31
CLOPIDOGREL 85 62 43 28
LANTUS 84 77 44 50
LYRICA 83 45 45 71
CLONIDINE HCL 79 49 46 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77 62 47 39
NAMENDA 72 72 48 36
CYMBALTA 72 42 48 45
AZITHROMYCIN 71 52 50 37
PREDNISONE 68 57 51 47
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 65 35 52 132
CELEBREX 63 58 53 91
PAROXETINE HCL 62 61 54 68
PROMETHAZINE HCL 61 30 R 55 104
AMOXICILLIN 60 46 56 94
RANITIDINE HCL 58 55 57 49
ROPINIROLE HCL 58 35 57 93
RAMIPRIL 56 49 59 80
ADVAIR DISKUS 56 54 59 52
PLAVIX 56 52 59 42
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55 44 62 51
GLIPIZIDE 54 40 63 62
TAMSULOSIN HCL 54 43 63 32
PROAIR HFA 52 37 65 55
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51 24 66 41
ALPRAZOLAM 51 36 66 95
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 July 9, 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.