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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,889Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 890

$1.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 890

584 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59%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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

39% of this provider’s 584 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 16,489 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% 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

43 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
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,126 857 1 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 883 644 2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 850 537 S3 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 741 512 4 7
GABAPENTIN 658 400 5 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 652 476 6 10
CARVEDILOL 619 372 7 22
OMEPRAZOLE 610 440 8 8
LISINOPRIL 534 291 9 4
NEXIUM 516 343 10 14
METFORMIN HCL 418 206 11 6
LANTUS 363 242 12 50
PREDNISONE 356 273 13 47
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 333 177 14 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 326 220 15 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 326 251 15 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 322 277 17 24
SIMVASTATIN 314 215 18 5
CRESTOR 283 185 19 25
TRAMADOL HCL 282 155 20 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 277 215 21 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 267 185 22 15
ADVAIR DISKUS 262 179 23 52
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 257 135 24 19
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 233 92 R 25 64
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 231 121 26 34
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 226 149 S3 27 124
PROAIR HFA 224 130 28 55
CLOPIDOGREL 218 161 29 28
ALLOPURINOL 214 166 30 31
DIOVAN 208 164 31 33
GLIMEPIRIDE 205 163 32 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 183 118 33 39
INSULIN SYRINGE 174 133 34 99
CITALOPRAM HBR 174 127 34 20
AVODART 164 129 36 198
LYRICA 157 95 37 71
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 153 58 R 38 43
PLAVIX 153 117 38 42
CLONIDINE HCL 150 70 40 35
DIGOXIN 149 103 41 65
CEFUROXIME 143 93 42 168
DONEPEZIL HCL 141 137 43 30
SERTRALINE HCL 136 84 44 26
NOVOLOG 136 97 44 178
SPIRONOLACTONE 131 88 46 85
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 131 99 46 51
CLONIDINE 130 71 48 242
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 130 84 48 29
DIOVAN HCT 129 89 50 48
JANUVIA 128 62 51 59
VOLTAREN 127 80 52 232
TRAZODONE HCL 121 56 53 40
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 120 119 54 70
NAMENDA 119 119 55 36
LACTULOSE 116 86 56 112
LOVAZA 116 82 56 120
COLCRYS 115 39 58 150
TAMSULOSIN HCL 109 105 59 32
CHLORTHALIDONE 107 84 60 204
LIPITOR 105 64 61 77
CYMBALTA 105 27 61 45
NYSTATIN 104 99 63 173
PAROXETINE HCL 100 60 64 68
KLOR-CON M20 100 42 64 72
MIRTAZAPINE 100 57 64 82
COMBIVENT 100 69 64 144
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 98 59 68 160
PRADAXA 92 79 69 274
ONGLYZA 92 72 69 146
FINASTERIDE 89 71 71 108
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 88 52 72 125
HUMALOG 88 38 72 214
RAMIPRIL 87 55 74 80
AZITHROMYCIN 86 53 75 37
RISPERIDONE 86 52 75 78
MEGESTROL ACETATE 82 67 R 77 92
NASONEX 79 46 78 170
MUPIROCIN 79 57 78 121
BENAZEPRIL HCL 78 54 80 44
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 76 36 81 73
RANITIDINE HCL 74 49 82 49
PENICILLIN V POTASSIUM 74 45 82 305
TORSEMIDE 74 50 82 159
FLUOXETINE HCL 73 44 85 63
MECLIZINE HCL 72 46 86 97
ABILIFY 72 34 86 172
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 72 25 86 56
METFORMIN HCL ER 66 65 89 54
SINGULAIR 65 47 90 79
LEXAPRO 64 52 91 186
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 64 34 91 111
DEXILANT 60 49 93 138
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 60 59 93 61
NIFEDIPINE ER 59 33 95 75
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59 45 95 58
ROPINIROLE HCL 59 25 95 93
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 38 98 57
LANSOPRAZOLE 55 36 98 171
NITROSTAT 55 46 98 279
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53 35 101 130
TRICOR 52 36 102 98
BIDIL 52 40 102 433
SPIRIVA 52 31 102 66
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 52 28 102 89
MELOXICAM 52 34 102 18
LEVETIRACETAM 51 19 107 137
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50 36 108 67
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50 37 108 38
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50 50 108 136
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.