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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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46,899Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 890

$3.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 890

888 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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

3% of this provider’s 888 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 888 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 39,464 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,261 1,095 1 7
OMEPRAZOLE 977 828 2 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 965 814 3 2
NAMENDA 934 894 4 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 896 711 5 20
SIMVASTATIN 877 734 6 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 811 802 7 30
METFORMIN HCL 794 663 8 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 786 715 9 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 783 748 10 24
LISINOPRIL 710 609 11 4
TRAMADOL HCL 695 561 12 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 672 579 13 73
CARVEDILOL 602 513 14 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 597 451 S3 15 3
MELOXICAM 579 518 16 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 574 501 17 11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 543 466 18 67
JANTOVEN 538 510 19 169
CYMBALTA 511 433 20 45
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 493 442 21 15
KLOR-CON M20 475 376 22 72
GABAPENTIN 474 370 23 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 471 394 24 51
DIGOXIN 466 452 25 65
MIRTAZAPINE 465 379 26 82
EXELON 447 404 27 113
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 406 303 28 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 402 355 29 39
FAMOTIDINE 383 302 30 90
CLOPIDOGREL 374 343 31 28
NEXIUM 374 296 31 14
NOVOLIN R 368 309 33 153
LANTUS 362 287 34 50
CLONIDINE HCL 354 268 35 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 348 348 36 32
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 346 288 37 162
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 331 277 38 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 322 293 39 60
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 322 281 39 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 316 264 41 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 311 247 42 19
RISPERIDONE 301 243 43 78
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 289 229 44 56
TRAZODONE HCL 286 215 45 40
LEVETIRACETAM 282 195 46 137
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 278 260 47 17
SEROQUEL 230 196 48 167
MEGESTROL ACETATE 227 218 R 49 92
PLAVIX 222 202 50 42
BUSPIRONE HCL 219 173 51 133
AMITIZA 214 185 52 210
PREDNISONE 211 197 53 47
MUPIROCIN 205 160 54 121
SERTRALINE HCL 203 183 55 26
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 200 187 56 193
LACTULOSE 199 166 57 112
GLIMEPIRIDE 198 165 58 27
ROPINIROLE HCL 198 147 58 93
RANITIDINE HCL 193 151 60 49
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 192 181 61 136
LYRICA 188 128 62 71
GLIPIZIDE 188 171 62 62
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 187 148 64 154
AMIODARONE HCL 187 172 64 206
PAROXETINE HCL 186 141 66 68
AZITHROMYCIN 181 140 67 37
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 181 141 67 89
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 180 144 69 139
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 179 137 70 114
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 176 153 71 76
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 173 110 72 229
HUMULIN R 171 134 73 260
MECLIZINE HCL 170 145 74 97
CELEBREX 170 148 74 91
DIOVAN 169 153 76 33
OLANZAPINE 166 123 77 145
ABILIFY 164 145 78 172
ATENOLOL 158 151 79 23
SEROQUEL XR 157 105 80 240
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 157 134 80 181
ADVAIR DISKUS 156 126 82 52
HYDRALAZINE HCL 153 147 83 100
LEXAPRO 151 122 84 186
SUCRALFATE 151 129 84 158
BYSTOLIC 150 121 86 86
SINGULAIR 139 115 87 79
SPIRIVA 138 105 88 66
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 138 87 88 111
CRESTOR 136 101 90 25
BENAZEPRIL HCL 133 113 91 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 133 123 91 29
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 132 104 93 125
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 131 99 R 94 43
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 130 60 95 126
FINASTERIDE 128 90 96 108
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 125 115 97 58
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 124 122 98 38
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 124 114 98 41
CLONIDINE 122 122 100 242
NYSTATIN 121 113 101 173
TRICOR 120 84 102 98
GEMFIBROZIL 119 95 103 103
LIDODERM 117 90 104 227
PROMETHAZINE HCL 116 77 R 105 104
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 115 101 106 109
TERAZOSIN HCL 115 115 106 142
PROAIR HFA 113 105 108 55
LEVOFLOXACIN 112 93 109 107
ACTOS 110 93 110 88
PATADAY 109 95 111 235
KLOR-CON 10 107 100 112 189
ALLOPURINOL 106 98 113 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 105 86 114 85
IBUPROFEN 104 74 115 101
KLOR-CON M10 102 94 116 165
NOVOLIN 70-30 102 98 116 199
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 101 86 118 130
DIOVAN HCT 100 100 119 48
SYMBICORT 99 95 120 174
NOVOLOG 99 96 120 178
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 97 62 122 192
DETROL LA 96 75 123 164
PATANOL 95 85 124 306
JANUVIA 95 82 124 59
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 94 80 126 175
FLUOXETINE HCL 91 59 127 63
RIVASTIGMINE 90 90 128 314
GLIPIZIDE ER 88 70 129 110
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 87 86 R 130 115
LANSOPRAZOLE 87 73 130 171
BUPROPION XL 86 40 132 190
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 83 64 133 160
PROPRANOLOL HCL 82 53 134 141
PREMARIN 82 55 R 134 105
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 82 82 134 70
LIPITOR 80 69 137 77
GLYBURIDE 79 65 R 138 83
BUPROPION HCL SR 78 78 139 216
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 78 24 R 139 64
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 78 76 139 281
SANTYL 77 76 142 246
PHENYTOIN 77 22 142 314
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 76 55 144 387
BACLOFEN 76 27 144 161
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 74 74 146 149
CEPHALEXIN 74 61 146 119
NITROFURANTOIN 73 68 148 289
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 72 72 149 117
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 33 149 21
LATANOPROST 71 71 151 393
PRIMIDONE 71 45 151 289
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 70 56 153 358
LEVEMIR 70 68 153 322
MEGACE ES 70 64 R 153 353
CILOSTAZOL 69 57 156 223
AGGRENOX 69 63 156 219
FELODIPINE ER 69 47 156 187
DILTIAZEM HCL 69 69 156 235
RESTASIS 68 58 160 398
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 68 57 160 132
FENTANYL 67 42 S2 162 151
TORSEMIDE 66 63 163 159
METOLAZONE 65 61 164 217
AZELASTINE HCL 64 44 165 293
LOVASTATIN 63 56 166 46
CARAFATE 63 51 166 261
VESICARE 62 53 168 188
PRISTIQ ER 62 57 168 267
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 61 61 170 346
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 61 61 170 252
RAMIPRIL 60 43 172 80
CEFTRIAXONE 59 51 173 239
AMOXICILLIN 59 48 173 94
SAVELLA 57 36 175 422
HYDROXYZINE HCL 56 32 R 176 200
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 56 44 176 61
LIDOCAINE HCL 56 54 176 301
LABETALOL HCL 56 35 176 208
TIMOLOL MALEATE 56 56 176 373
TRILIPIX 54 38 181 200
FENOFIBRATE 54 43 181 74
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 54 50 181 249
SOTALOL 54 54 181 269
VENLAFAXINE HCL 52 44 185 287
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 52 45 185 152
BENICAR 52 52 185 180
TOPIRAMATE 51 18 188 245
HYDROCORTISONE 51 26 188 376
CARISOPRODOL 50 15 R 190 69
NASONEX 50 43 190 170
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 50 34 190 147
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 50 48 190 435
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. 24, 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.