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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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39,657Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 300

$2.45M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 300

1,059 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

5% of this provider’s 1,059 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 1,059 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 30,097 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 4%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $81 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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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 1,580 908 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,569 1,295 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,238 1,029 3 9
SIMVASTATIN 1,146 889 4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 867 702 5 2
METFORMIN HCL 763 508 6 19
OMEPRAZOLE 754 564 7 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 743 609 8 6
NEXIUM 682 463 9 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 651 615 10 61
SERTRALINE HCL 582 401 11 41
CARVEDILOL 562 440 12 12
GABAPENTIN 496 373 13 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 494 435 14 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 485 383 15 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 480 383 16 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 457 399 17 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 438 366 18 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 429 291 19 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 389 325 20 8
NAMENDA 387 380 21 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 370 280 22 60
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 369 308 23 13
LISINOPRIL 368 263 24 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 359 256 25 52
PREDNISONE 355 284 26 33
GLIMEPIRIDE 351 316 27 51
CLOPIDOGREL 329 263 28 18
ALLOPURINOL 321 232 29 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 293 270 30 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 285 199 31 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 281 239 32 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 281 208 32 78
CRESTOR 280 209 34 26
TRICOR 272 173 35 161
BENAZEPRIL HCL 268 217 36 73
CYMBALTA 256 227 37 37
DIOVAN 255 210 38 46
PLAVIX 253 204 39 24
SYNTHROID 250 239 40 49
KLOR-CON M20 246 188 41 89
ATENOLOL 234 200 42 31
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 234 204 42 86
GEMFIBROZIL 228 184 44 186
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 220 181 45 90
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 219 189 46 79
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 214 178 47 15
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 207 159 48 47
SPIRIVA 203 181 49 84
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 201 136 50 139
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200 153 51 97
LANTUS 196 152 52 125
LYRICA 195 118 53 55
CLONIDINE HCL 191 143 54 50
VERAPAMIL ER 181 151 55 113
LIPITOR 180 153 56 115
MECLIZINE HCL 179 165 57 147
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 178 140 58 28
SINGULAIR 175 141 59 114
CITALOPRAM HBR 170 167 60 54
SPIRONOLACTONE 169 116 61 92
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 168 106 R 62 203
DIOVAN HCT 165 101 63 94
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 161 108 64 34
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 161 140 R 64 66
INSULIN SYRINGE 159 113 66 156
RAMIPRIL 158 131 67 63
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 150 92 68 212
TRAMADOL HCL 149 110 69 23
LOVASTATIN 145 122 70 68
BYSTOLIC 144 84 71 59
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 139 118 72 167
ACARBOSE 138 123 73 286
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 127 93 74 173
QUINAPRIL HCL 123 90 75 128
DOXEPIN HCL 122 97 76 209
FINASTERIDE 118 117 77 24
AMIODARONE HCL 118 113 77 96
DEXILANT 117 70 79 119
CARISOPRODOL 114 0 R 80 36
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114 65 80 64
AGGRENOX 112 109 82 200
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 110 88 83 198
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 104 84 84 300
CILOSTAZOL 101 75 85 182
PREMARIN 101 76 R 85 87
FLUOXETINE HCL 100 52 87 117
CEFUROXIME 100 70 87 144
LEVOFLOXACIN 99 70 89 169
FLUCONAZOLE 98 72 90 224
DILTIAZEM ER 98 73 90 198
HYDRALAZINE HCL 96 85 92 56
NOVOLOG 96 94 92 229
ACTOS 95 68 94 214
ABILIFY 95 44 94 132
AZITHROMYCIN 95 66 94 72
BUPROPION XL 94 17 97 171
PEN NEEDLE 93 60 98 194
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 92 75 99 130
PROMETHAZINE HCL 91 27 R 100 103
RANEXA 90 86 101 124
SEROQUEL 89 70 102 221
GLIPIZIDE 88 80 103 184
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 88 76 103 228
LACTULOSE 85 47 105 279
FENOFIBRATE 84 59 106 98
NIASPAN 83 71 107 183
LEXAPRO 82 63 108 300
ROPINIROLE HCL 82 61 108 121
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81 47 110 70
PRIMIDONE 80 80 111 211
PROAIR HFA 79 38 112 138
LEVETIRACETAM 79 76 112 91
EXELON 78 78 114 123
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 77 43 115 306
MIRTAZAPINE 75 43 116 152
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74 59 117 213
GLYBURIDE 73 64 R 118 283
SYMBICORT 73 36 118 176
NOVOLIN 70-30 73 55 118 379
MELOXICAM 73 60 118 27
HUMALOG 72 32 122 328
DIGOXIN 72 67 122 39
FAMOTIDINE 71 71 124 192
COREG CR 71 35 124 277
ESTRADIOL 70 37 R 126 69
TIZANIDINE HCL 70 36 126 42
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 69 43 R 128 386
DICYCLOMINE HCL 68 28 129 193
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 68 41 129 83
BENICAR HCT 66 64 131 316
FENTANYL 65 56 S2 132 95
JANUVIA 65 48 132 100
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65 45 R 132 71
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 64 37 135 81
TOPIRAMATE 64 25 135 85
NASONEX 63 45 137 158
GLIPIZIDE ER 62 37 138 344
EVISTA 62 62 138 196
HUMULIN N 61 48 140 405
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 61 34 140 164
SEROQUEL XR 61 29 140 201
EXFORGE 60 47 143 175
METRONIDAZOLE 59 41 144 288
CEPHALEXIN 59 44 144 179
METFORMIN HCL ER 59 44 144 131
TORSEMIDE 58 50 147 188
MEGESTROL ACETATE 58 51 R 147 273
CHOLESTYRAMINE 58 50 147 413
LAMOTRIGINE 56 0 150 153
ACEBUTOLOL HCL 55 50 151 423
BENICAR 55 40 151 191
PROBENECID 55 40 151 423
ACTONEL 55 55 151 266
NITROFURANTOIN 54 45 155 145
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53 0 156 149
LEVEMIR 53 36 156 353
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 53 50 156 262
SANTYL 53 51 156 351
NYSTATIN 52 41 160 315
KLOR-CON M10 52 50 160 311
TRAZODONE HCL 52 32 160 65
METHOTREXATE 51 30 163 53
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51 45 163 250
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 8, 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.