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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,657Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 890

$1.8M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 890

979 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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

4% of this provider’s 979 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 979 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 19,158 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 1,122 637 S3 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 937 675 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 900 700 3 5
NEXIUM 577 316 4 14
OMEPRAZOLE 568 388 5 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 559 463 6 1
LISINOPRIL 538 365 7 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 533 316 8 19
METFORMIN HCL 526 323 9 6
MELOXICAM 495 338 10 18
FUROSEMIDE 492 345 11 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 488 395 12 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 445 313 13 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 434 299 14 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 428 293 15 11
TRAMADOL HCL 407 198 16 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 386 305 17 24
GABAPENTIN 366 244 18 12
DIOVAN 294 197 19 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 286 178 20 10
ATENOLOL 281 165 21 23
SERTRALINE HCL 280 192 22 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 271 155 23 21
CARVEDILOL 261 183 24 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 256 219 25 32
NAMENDA 241 241 26 36
CYMBALTA 237 106 27 45
RANITIDINE HCL 237 132 27 49
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 228 149 29 39
RISPERIDONE 221 97 30 78
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 214 130 31 15
PROAIR HFA 210 139 32 55
CLOPIDOGREL 202 150 33 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 197 196 34 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 191 130 35 29
LIPITOR 174 135 36 77
FLUOXETINE HCL 173 90 37 63
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 171 131 38 51
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 159 72 R 39 64
DIOVAN HCT 156 110 40 48
LANTUS 155 129 41 50
CLONIDINE HCL 155 97 41 35
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 150 117 43 244
LYRICA 147 61 44 71
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 145 112 45 34
TRICOR 143 96 46 98
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 140 95 R 47 43
PREMARIN 131 71 R 48 105
CRESTOR 130 70 49 25
PREDNISONE 129 89 50 47
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 126 78 51 76
MEGESTROL ACETATE 126 102 R 51 92
JANUVIA 122 54 53 59
ROPINIROLE HCL 121 70 54 93
PLAVIX 121 83 54 42
ADVAIR DISKUS 120 68 56 52
ALPRAZOLAM 119 112 57 95
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 116 78 58 38
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 115 92 59 41
GLIMEPIRIDE 113 86 60 27
NASONEX 109 62 61 170
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 109 58 61 73
VOLTAREN 107 81 63 232
FAMOTIDINE 106 73 64 90
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 105 51 65 111
AMOXICILLIN 104 63 66 94
RAMIPRIL 104 78 66 80
ALLOPURINOL 103 79 68 31
ZETIA 103 81 68 81
TRAZODONE HCL 102 48 70 40
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 101 74 71 109
FENOFIBRATE 100 60 72 74
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 77 72 57
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 97 77 74 67
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 97 65 74 163
AZITHROMYCIN 96 67 76 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95 88 77 17
DIGOXIN 92 71 78 65
DETROL LA 87 54 79 164
EXFORGE 87 57 79 140
ABILIFY 85 30 81 172
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 84 69 82 152
LOVASTATIN 80 64 83 46
CELEBREX 80 51 83 91
KLOR-CON M20 80 78 83 72
MECLIZINE HCL 79 76 86 97
PROMETHAZINE HCL 78 42 R 87 104
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 76 24 88 126
ZOSTAVAX 75 67 89 233
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73 46 90 58
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 73 63 90 181
LOVAZA 71 55 92 120
SPIRONOLACTONE 71 48 92 85
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70 50 94 114
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 69 37 R 95 196
SANTYL 69 69 95 246
VERAPAMIL ER 69 69 95 87
GLIPIZIDE 68 48 98 62
SPIRIVA 68 52 98 66
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 67 56 100 228
PEN NEEDLE 67 45 100 135
SYMBICORT 67 49 100 174
HYDROXYZINE HCL 67 23 R 100 200
BYSTOLIC 67 52 100 86
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 67 45 100 160
BENAZEPRIL HCL 66 49 106 44
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 66 49 106 175
PAROXETINE HCL 65 22 108 68
MUPIROCIN 63 34 109 121
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63 60 109 60
ESTRADIOL 63 26 R 109 118
DILTIAZEM ER 60 60 112 129
LEVETIRACETAM 60 23 112 137
NIFEDIPINE ER 60 60 112 75
INSULIN SYRINGE 60 27 112 99
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59 57 116 56
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59 51 116 100
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 58 58 118 147
TRILIPIX 58 24 118 200
AMITIZA 58 35 118 210
VALPROIC ACID 57 0 121 347
FINASTERIDE 56 55 122 108
GLYBURIDE 56 42 R 122 83
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56 56 122 136
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 55 34 125 70
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 55 53 125 61
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 55 0 125 192
MIRTAZAPINE 54 14 128 82
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 54 34 128 132
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54 45 128 125
BUPROPION XL 54 0 128 190
OLANZAPINE 54 30 128 145
TIZANIDINE HCL 53 0 133 106
SYNTHROID 53 49 133 53
NOVOLOG 52 38 135 178
EXELON 52 52 135 113
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 52 50 135 368
ACTOS 52 38 135 88
COMBIVENT 51 12 139 144
TORSEMIDE 51 34 139 159
OXCARBAZEPINE 50 15 141 316
ONGLYZA 50 47 141 146
KLOR-CON M10 50 27 141 165
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 Dec. 5, 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.