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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,005Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 890

$1.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 890

851 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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 851 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 851 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 15,699 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 1,113 563 S3 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 702 557 2 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 699 475 3 13
LISINOPRIL 685 532 4 4
METFORMIN HCL 679 459 5 6
MELOXICAM 576 402 6 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 564 476 7 2
NEXIUM 468 283 8 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 456 247 9 19
FUROSEMIDE 413 313 10 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 407 329 11 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 389 337 12 1
CRESTOR 369 266 13 25
DIOVAN HCT 369 312 13 48
OMEPRAZOLE 354 258 15 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 321 184 16 21
DEXILANT 313 176 17 138
NIFEDIPINE ER 301 250 18 75
CARVEDILOL 287 201 19 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 251 164 20 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 235 174 21 20
TRAMADOL HCL 224 146 22 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 212 158 23 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 195 115 24 51
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 193 127 25 15
GABAPENTIN 185 125 26 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 184 105 27 17
PROAIR HFA 176 105 28 55
CLOPIDOGREL 176 134 28 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 176 135 28 10
LIPITOR 171 111 31 77
TIZANIDINE HCL 171 59 31 106
WARFARIN SODIUM 170 117 33 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 163 125 34 32
AZITHROMYCIN 159 99 35 37
DIOVAN 155 117 36 33
LANTUS 154 84 37 50
ALLOPURINOL 153 143 38 31
LYRICA 149 98 39 71
RANITIDINE HCL 140 120 40 49
ATENOLOL 140 110 40 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 134 102 42 34
EXFORGE 128 68 43 140
NAPROXEN 125 64 44 84
SINGULAIR 122 82 45 79
CARISOPRODOL 119 0 R 46 69
PLAVIX 119 101 46 42
MECLIZINE HCL 117 86 48 97
CLONIDINE HCL 114 64 49 35
TRICOR 112 94 50 98
PAROXETINE HCL 111 55 51 68
BYSTOLIC 110 71 52 86
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 109 74 53 39
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 109 95 53 61
SPIRIVA 109 96 53 66
TRAZODONE HCL 109 64 53 40
SERTRALINE HCL 107 67 57 26
ADVAIR DISKUS 99 66 58 52
EXFORGE HCT 99 63 58 220
FLUOXETINE HCL 99 77 58 63
ACTOS 98 73 61 88
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 97 89 R 62 43
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 95 81 63 117
IBUPROFEN 93 40 64 101
LOVAZA 93 34 64 120
BENICAR HCT 90 84 66 166
RISPERIDONE 86 28 67 78
INSULIN SYRINGE 86 63 67 99
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 85 74 69 56
CYMBALTA 85 55 69 45
PROMETHAZINE HCL 83 38 R 71 104
GLIPIZIDE ER 83 65 71 110
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 83 61 71 41
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82 58 74 130
CELEBREX 81 73 75 91
GLIPIZIDE 78 44 76 62
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 78 65 76 228
LEXAPRO 77 63 78 186
AMOXICILLIN 77 47 78 94
BENICAR 77 44 78 180
DONEPEZIL HCL 75 75 81 30
ROPINIROLE HCL 74 49 82 93
PRISTIQ ER 74 50 82 267
BUSPIRONE HCL 72 50 84 133
NAMENDA 72 72 84 36
PREMARIN 71 34 R 86 105
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 70 40 87 109
NASONEX 68 43 88 170
DOXEPIN HCL 68 52 88 176
KLOR-CON M10 67 37 90 165
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67 39 90 38
COMBIVENT 66 52 92 144
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63 26 R 93 64
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 56 94 57
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61 40 95 76
DIGOXIN 59 53 96 65
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 20 97 122
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56 34 98 149
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55 43 99 141
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55 42 99 160
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 53 36 101 243
ZETIA 52 29 102 81
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51 33 103 102
VERAPAMIL ER 51 47 103 87
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 50 35 R 105 211
DETROL LA 50 45 105 164
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50 19 105 60
PEN NEEDLE 50 42 105 135
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 21, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.