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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,701Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 61 out of 890

$1.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 890

714 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 714 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 714 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 10,474 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$89 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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 886 370 S3 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 390 282 2 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 365 218 3 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 340 257 4 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 339 208 5 13
NEXIUM 331 158 6 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 260 256 7 30
CRESTOR 231 135 8 25
SIMVASTATIN 223 160 9 5
GLIMEPIRIDE 217 178 10 27
NAMENDA 208 171 11 36
SINGULAIR 208 105 11 79
KLOR-CON M20 203 163 13 72
CARVEDILOL 202 137 14 22
CLONIDINE HCL 186 95 15 35
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 180 110 16 2
CLOPIDOGREL 176 132 17 28
PLAVIX 174 128 18 42
WARFARIN SODIUM 173 86 19 24
OMEPRAZOLE 154 100 20 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152 126 21 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 151 122 22 11
TRAMADOL HCL 144 106 23 16
METFORMIN HCL 134 93 24 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 134 59 24 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 133 110 26 41
LISINOPRIL 131 99 27 4
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 130 83 28 117
PROMETHAZINE HCL 127 36 R 29 104
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 121 92 30 15
DIOVAN 121 64 30 33
ALLOPURINOL 118 102 32 31
JANUVIA 116 75 33 59
CITALOPRAM HBR 114 85 34 20
ATENOLOL 112 91 35 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 111 72 36 51
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 82 37 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 107 49 38 130
ADVAIR DISKUS 105 46 39 52
LYRICA 101 35 40 71
JANUMET 101 59 40 194
DEXILANT 99 71 42 138
GABAPENTIN 99 51 42 12
TRICOR 97 59 44 98
BUMETANIDE 95 63 45 134
CYMBALTA 92 47 46 45
LIPITOR 92 53 46 77
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 91 61 48 73
PROAIR HFA 90 22 49 55
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 43 49 179
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 90 70 49 67
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 87 64 52 29
RANITIDINE HCL 87 73 52 49
SPIRIVA 87 35 52 66
MEGESTROL ACETATE 86 76 R 55 92
MUPIROCIN 85 56 56 121
PREDNISONE 83 27 57 47
DIGOXIN 83 48 57 65
BENAZEPRIL HCL 82 66 59 44
NIFEDIPINE ER 80 51 60 75
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 80 62 60 131
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 80 54 60 10
FLUCONAZOLE 80 40 60 155
LANTUS 78 62 64 50
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78 44 64 102
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 78 62 64 34
VITAMIN D2 76 65 67 225
PEN NEEDLE 76 37 67 135
METFORMIN HCL ER 74 63 69 54
HYDRALAZINE HCL 73 54 70 100
BYSTOLIC 69 59 71 86
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 67 46 72 70
DIOVAN HCT 62 41 73 48
FAMOTIDINE 62 42 73 90
ACTOPLUS MET 61 43 75 331
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 48 75 57
TAMSULOSIN HCL 60 27 77 32
QUINAPRIL HCL 59 21 78 116
BENICAR HCT 58 37 79 166
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57 14 R 80 64
NAPROXEN 57 0 80 84
MELOXICAM 56 39 82 18
KETOCONAZOLE 56 17 82 215
CEFUROXIME 56 24 82 168
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55 24 85 39
LEXAPRO 55 44 85 186
DETROL LA 54 46 87 164
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54 37 87 149
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 11 S2 89 127
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 Feb. 9, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.