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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,146Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 132 out of 890

$599K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 192 out of 890

548 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
36% 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

4% of this provider’s 548 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 548 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 11,535 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 536 463 1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 475 441 2 1
MELOXICAM 412 369 3 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 407 371 4 11
OMEPRAZOLE 367 339 5 8
SIMVASTATIN 357 314 6 5
LISINOPRIL 306 285 7 4
METFORMIN HCL 294 246 8 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 293 277 9 9
FUROSEMIDE 241 214 10 7
GLIMEPIRIDE 216 182 11 27
GABAPENTIN 203 189 12 12
ALLOPURINOL 176 167 13 31
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 174 154 S3 14 3
SYNTHROID 170 166 15 53
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166 151 16 21
CLOPIDOGREL 162 140 17 28
SERTRALINE HCL 158 122 18 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 151 126 19 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 146 143 20 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 146 135 20 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 144 138 22 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 143 130 23 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 140 120 24 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 137 115 25 32
AZITHROMYCIN 136 114 26 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 135 100 27 85
PREDNISONE 126 112 28 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 125 97 29 34
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124 108 30 57
PLAVIX 122 109 31 42
CITALOPRAM HBR 121 99 32 20
TRAZODONE HCL 118 94 33 40
TRAMADOL HCL 118 116 33 16
CARVEDILOL 110 89 35 22
NEXIUM 102 71 36 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99 94 37 29
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 98 87 38 76
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 96 96 39 41
DIOVAN 94 94 40 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91 75 41 19
CRESTOR 88 78 42 25
CLONIDINE HCL 88 77 42 35
BENAZEPRIL HCL 85 85 44 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82 71 45 51
TIZANIDINE HCL 82 55 45 106
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 82 82 45 56
CELEBREX 77 64 48 91
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 74 74 49 70
LANTUS 72 43 50 50
ACIPHEX 71 65 51 393
LYRICA 67 52 52 71
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67 54 52 58
DIOVAN HCT 62 61 54 48
MOEXIPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 59 55 414
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61 53 55 156
MEGESTROL ACETATE 61 59 R 55 92
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 56 52 58 154
KLOR-CON M10 56 56 58 165
LIPITOR 55 50 60 77
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 53 61 117
PRISTIQ ER 53 40 62 267
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 53 62 136
NIFEDIPINE ER 53 53 62 75
PREMARIN 50 38 R 65 105
SPIRIVA 50 48 65 66
MECLIZINE HCL 50 48 65 97
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.