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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,114Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 15

$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 15

1,088 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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 1,088 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 1,088 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 24,686 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 25.


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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 985 936 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 870 842 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 830 811 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 725 636 4 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 708 656 S3 5 5
OMEPRAZOLE 641 600 6 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 574 559 7 13
MIRTAZAPINE 513 490 8 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 493 493 9 11
TRAZODONE HCL 473 456 10 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 457 450 11 25
LISINOPRIL 362 354 12 4
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 361 344 13 17
NAMENDA 358 358 14 12
SERTRALINE HCL 358 346 14 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 345 329 16 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 343 335 17 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 312 297 18 29
METFORMIN HCL 307 283 19 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 300 291 20 10
CLOPIDOGREL 298 275 21 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 265 237 22 20
ATENOLOL 265 261 22 40
DIOVAN 262 241 24 34
TRAMADOL HCL 261 259 25 18
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 258 246 26 56
BENAZEPRIL HCL 238 224 27 84
GABAPENTIN 216 208 28 21
KLOR-CON M20 216 212 28 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 214 200 30 31
DIGOXIN 214 199 30 46
NEXIUM 211 189 32 24
LACTULOSE 211 204 32 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 210 193 34 37
CARVEDILOL 196 196 35 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194 183 36 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 189 175 37 50
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 180 176 38 15
KLOR-CON M10 165 160 39 85
BUMETANIDE 162 162 40 75
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 160 153 41 38
PLAVIX 159 134 42 43
CRESTOR 155 120 43 44
LEVETIRACETAM 145 145 44 39
CEPHALEXIN 143 143 45 71
ADVAIR DISKUS 143 132 45 54
CLONIDINE HCL 142 132 47 32
LEVOFLOXACIN 136 132 48 76
PAROXETINE HCL 128 117 49 110
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 125 125 50 61
PREDNISONE 124 121 51 62
RISPERIDONE 124 114 51 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 123 107 53 80
MELOXICAM 122 111 54 69
GLIMEPIRIDE 122 110 54 52
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 120 102 56 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116 116 57 73
FAMOTIDINE 114 113 58 72
ALLOPURINOL 111 99 59 57
LEXAPRO 107 105 60 81
SEROQUEL 107 96 60 60
SYNTHROID 103 103 62 51
SPIRIVA 97 96 63 83
CYMBALTA 95 91 64 53
FENTANYL 95 95 S2 64 158
LORAZEPAM 93 93 66 161
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 90 82 67 58
ALPRAZOLAM 89 85 68 166
HALOPERIDOL 89 86 68 55
GALANTAMINE HBR 87 87 70 167
AMIODARONE HCL 86 86 71 127
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 84 72 168
DIOVAN HCT 83 78 73 88
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 82 82 74 97
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 81 67 75 104
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 80 80 76 64
PREMARIN 79 79 R 77 174
LANTUS 77 72 78 36
TRICOR 77 73 78 86
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 76 76 80 109
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75 75 81 115
METOLAZONE 74 74 82 126
SANTYL 72 71 83 82
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71 69 84 66
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 70 69 85 181
SPIRONOLACTONE 69 69 86 92
ROPINIROLE HCL 69 59 86 146
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 68 50 R 88 70
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 65 89 108
LYRICA 65 57 89 106
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 64 59 91 117
VERAPAMIL ER 64 61 91 188
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63 62 93 140
RANITIDINE HCL 63 51 93 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 62 62 95 42
OLANZAPINE 61 49 96 47
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 59 58 97 94
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58 55 98 87
NYSTATIN 57 57 99 203
AZITHROMYCIN 57 51 99 143
NOVOLIN N 57 51 99 49
PEN NEEDLE 55 41 102 65
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53 52 103 67
LANSOPRAZOLE 51 41 104 213
TIZANIDINE HCL 51 51 104 213
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 Oct. 9, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.