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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,212Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 890

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 890

833 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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 833 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 833 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 16,977 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$57 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 736 658 1 2
LISINOPRIL 733 605 2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 571 526 3 1
SIMVASTATIN 534 457 4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 525 434 5 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 479 407 6 9
FUROSEMIDE 446 404 7 7
METFORMIN HCL 440 344 8 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 434 299 S3 9 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 397 334 10 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 351 286 11 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 348 277 12 13
NAMENDA 317 305 13 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 290 286 14 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 280 238 15 17
GABAPENTIN 258 223 16 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 255 201 17 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 234 228 18 24
FENOFIBRATE 233 160 19 74
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 222 196 20 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 216 194 21 15
NEXIUM 216 146 21 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 210 197 23 38
TRAMADOL HCL 210 189 23 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 199 187 25 11
ALLOPURINOL 192 150 26 31
CRESTOR 191 134 27 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 179 133 28 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 177 131 29 34
CLOPIDOGREL 166 132 30 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 164 146 31 39
CYMBALTA 156 128 32 45
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 146 122 33 67
ATENOLOL 145 141 34 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 139 99 35 51
DIOVAN 136 118 36 33
SERTRALINE HCL 134 108 37 26
TRAZODONE HCL 125 80 38 40
MELOXICAM 124 94 39 18
SPIRIVA 123 75 40 66
BENAZEPRIL HCL 121 105 41 44
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118 100 42 57
ADVAIR DISKUS 111 73 43 52
CARVEDILOL 110 105 44 22
PLAVIX 106 88 45 42
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 106 98 45 244
ALPRAZOLAM 106 76 45 95
PAROXETINE HCL 105 88 48 68
LOVASTATIN 104 97 49 46
RISPERIDONE 103 62 50 78
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 102 102 51 29
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 100 81 52 89
METFORMIN HCL ER 96 89 53 54
CLONIDINE HCL 93 89 54 35
MIRTAZAPINE 93 90 54 82
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 93 73 54 76
MUPIROCIN 89 74 57 121
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 85 75 58 73
GLIPIZIDE 85 77 58 62
VERAPAMIL ER 81 70 60 87
RANITIDINE HCL 79 79 61 49
PROAIR HFA 77 49 62 55
BUMETANIDE 77 71 62 134
FLUOXETINE HCL 77 39 62 63
FAMOTIDINE 76 66 65 90
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 73 73 66 41
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71 51 67 102
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70 62 R 68 43
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 70 58 68 181
TRICOR 69 64 70 98
VESICARE 69 56 70 188
ROPINIROLE HCL 68 37 72 93
EXELON 67 67 73 113
FINASTERIDE 67 57 73 108
PREDNISONE 66 56 75 47
DIOVAN HCT 64 56 76 48
COMBIVENT 60 56 77 144
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 59 56 78 111
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59 46 78 58
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 58 41 80 132
AZITHROMYCIN 57 52 81 37
GLIPIZIDE XL 57 54 81 128
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57 53 81 141
LANTUS 56 42 84 50
FELODIPINE ER 56 56 84 187
JANUVIA 53 47 86 59
TIZANIDINE HCL 53 27 86 106
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 34 88 56
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52 52 88 139
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52 52 88 160
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52 52 88 156
BYSTOLIC 51 46 92 86
SYNTHROID 51 39 92 53
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51 33 92 60
BUPROPION HCL SR 51 21 92 216
DIGOXIN 50 47 96 65
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 Jan. 20, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.