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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,107Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 890

$1.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 890

601 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%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

3% of this provider’s 601 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 601 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 18,525 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 673 609 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 665 600 2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 523 480 3 1
MIRTAZAPINE 506 476 4 82
LISINOPRIL 482 405 5 4
NAMENDA 474 473 6 36
FUROSEMIDE 470 435 7 7
OMEPRAZOLE 467 408 8 8
METFORMIN HCL 456 388 9 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 450 343 10 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 398 397 11 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 397 368 12 24
CYMBALTA 341 309 13 45
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 310 220 S3 14 3
GABAPENTIN 305 224 15 12
TRAMADOL HCL 281 244 16 16
TRAZODONE HCL 266 215 17 40
FAMOTIDINE 233 196 18 90
LANTUS 230 189 19 50
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 215 182 20 11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 208 182 21 67
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 205 163 22 39
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 204 174 23 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 197 154 24 10
CARVEDILOL 194 177 25 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 190 184 26 20
MELOXICAM 188 157 27 18
DIGOXIN 181 175 28 65
NOVOLIN R 178 152 29 153
KLOR-CON M20 177 168 30 72
EXELON 175 173 31 113
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 172 154 32 13
SPIRIVA 169 130 33 66
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 166 144 34 51
NEXIUM 165 123 35 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 149 141 36 17
SINGULAIR 146 107 37 79
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 140 94 38 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 137 110 39 32
AMITIZA 135 101 40 210
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 130 124 41 73
ATENOLOL 130 122 41 23
CLOPIDOGREL 122 88 43 28
SERTRALINE HCL 119 113 44 26
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 118 108 45 58
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 116 93 46 89
ROPINIROLE HCL 115 107 47 93
BENAZEPRIL HCL 114 92 48 44
CRESTOR 113 67 49 25
RISPERIDONE 113 93 49 78
GLIPIZIDE 110 58 51 62
PLAVIX 108 88 52 42
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 108 99 52 136
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 102 73 54 29
CLONIDINE HCL 99 74 55 35
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 96 90 56 162
ALLOPURINOL 95 82 57 31
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 92 92 58 154
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 91 45 R 59 43
ADVAIR DISKUS 90 68 60 52
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 90 79 60 181
PAROXETINE HCL 89 72 62 68
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88 53 63 19
DIOVAN 87 67 64 33
CELEBREX 87 80 64 91
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86 77 66 60
LOVAZA 86 74 66 120
MUPIROCIN 84 49 68 121
MECLIZINE HCL 83 69 69 97
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82 56 70 130
FENOFIBRATE 77 54 71 74
AGGRENOX 75 58 72 219
LEVETIRACETAM 71 34 73 137
OLANZAPINE 70 66 74 145
KLOR-CON M10 69 56 75 165
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 68 40 76 41
SUCRALFATE 67 64 77 158
TRICOR 67 62 77 98
ABILIFY 67 50 77 172
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67 47 77 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 67 64 77 85
RANITIDINE HCL 65 65 82 49
GLIMEPIRIDE 65 65 82 27
AZITHROMYCIN 65 48 82 37
LYRICA 65 42 82 71
LEXAPRO 65 56 82 186
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63 63 87 156
FINASTERIDE 63 45 87 108
SEROQUEL 63 62 87 167
NUEDEXTA 62 61 90 412
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60 60 91 139
LACTULOSE 60 42 91 112
DOXEPIN HCL 59 59 93 176
SANTYL 58 30 94 246
VENTOLIN HFA 58 37 94 177
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57 50 96 114
JANUVIA 56 55 97 59
HUMULIN R 56 39 97 260
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 37 99 21
PROAIR HFA 54 35 100 55
DIOVAN HCT 54 51 100 48
PREMARIN 53 37 R 102 105
DALIRESP 53 31 102 431
AMOXICILLIN 53 41 102 94
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 51 28 105 192
AMIODARONE HCL 50 50 106 206
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 Oct. 9, 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.