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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,416Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 890

$845K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 84 out of 890

708 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

8% of this provider’s 708 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

40% of this provider’s 708 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 12,564 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$41 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 1,778 888 S3 1 3
LISINOPRIL 690 427 2 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 566 389 3 15
METFORMIN HCL 560 327 4 6
FUROSEMIDE 553 423 5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 529 340 6 8
NEXIUM 432 251 7 14
SIMVASTATIN 418 308 8 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 370 258 9 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 346 298 10 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 317 201 11 2
TRAMADOL HCL 315 248 12 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 277 147 13 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 259 117 14 10
CEPHALEXIN 259 165 14 119
GABAPENTIN 250 136 16 12
SERTRALINE HCL 249 188 17 26
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 242 130 18 109
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 231 116 19 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228 154 20 9
ATENOLOL 225 122 21 23
CARISOPRODOL 214 47 R 22 69
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 186 145 23 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 186 149 23 30
MELOXICAM 168 116 25 18
CARVEDILOL 166 93 26 22
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 160 117 27 58
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 155 136 28 60
ALLOPURINOL 142 83 29 31
PAROXETINE HCL 142 50 29 68
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 141 125 31 139
CLOPIDOGREL 140 94 32 28
RISPERIDONE 140 61 32 78
CITALOPRAM HBR 138 88 34 20
PLAVIX 134 97 35 42
AMOXICILLIN 132 61 36 94
CLONIDINE HCL 129 58 37 35
FENTANYL 126 100 S2 38 151
AMILORIDE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 75 39 341
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 115 69 39 147
METHOCARBAMOL 115 33 R 39 185
AZITHROMYCIN 108 63 42 37
GLYBURIDE 108 66 R 42 83
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 108 48 R 42 43
MECLIZINE HCL 108 81 42 97
NAPROXEN 102 36 46 84
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 100 82 47 70
TRAZODONE HCL 100 70 47 40
GLIPIZIDE 99 71 49 62
LACTULOSE 97 74 50 112
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 96 58 51 136
NIFEDIPINE ER 94 59 52 75
ADVAIR DISKUS 92 78 53 52
WARFARIN SODIUM 90 63 54 24
RANITIDINE HCL 89 26 55 49
PROMETHAZINE HCL 88 52 R 56 104
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 88 86 56 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86 56 58 51
ROPINIROLE HCL 85 62 59 93
PROAIR HFA 85 64 59 55
LYRICA 82 50 61 71
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82 58 61 32
IBUPROFEN 81 40 63 101
PREDNISONE 80 42 64 47
NAMENDA 80 55 64 36
CYMBALTA 80 51 64 45
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 79 61 67 67
BUMETANIDE 78 54 68 134
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 75 33 69 76
DIGOXIN 75 71 69 65
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 74 44 71 125
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 73 16 72 111
ENDOCET 70 54 S2 73 218
LIPITOR 69 58 74 77
HYDROXYZINE HCL 68 22 R 75 200
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 68 34 75 152
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67 35 77 17
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 66 53 78 184
AVODART 66 54 78 198
MEGESTROL ACETATE 66 66 R 78 92
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64 35 81 160
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 64 43 81 41
NABUMETONE 62 29 83 143
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 61 27 S2 84 127
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 61 17 84 294
SINGULAIR 60 26 86 79
NOVOLIN 70-30 59 35 87 199
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 56 46 88 281
INSULIN SYRINGE 54 16 89 99
FELODIPINE ER 54 28 89 187
COMBIVENT 53 40 91 144
FLUOXETINE HCL 53 26 91 63
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51 51 93 38
NITROSTAT 50 45 94 279
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.