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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,532Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 50

$209K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 50

367 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
30%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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

72% of this provider’s 367 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 20%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 3,537 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$22 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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 1,697 415 S3 1 1
NAPROXEN SODIUM 571 155 10 2 78
CLONIDINE HCL 386 175 3 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 368 209 4 9
FUROSEMIDE 318 179 5 3
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 278 15 R 6 63
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 277 92 7 10
LISINOPRIL 220 131 8 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 213 114 9 6
SIMVASTATIN 212 110 10 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 200 56 11 18
METFORMIN HCL 196 82 12 4
METHOCARBAMOL 193 12 R 13 84
NIFEDIPINE ER 149 68 14 67
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145 33 15 30
INDAPAMIDE 139 56 16 166
AMOXICILLIN 134 26 17 87
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 113 20 18 53
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 108 55 19 2
PROMETHAZINE HCL 107 17 R 20 69
OMEPRAZOLE 105 58 21 7
TIZANIDINE HCL 105 74 21 114
FAMOTIDINE 97 25 23 98
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 96 24 24 41
ATENOLOL 94 34 25 26
GLIPIZIDE 93 63 26 56
NABUMETONE 90 66 27 80
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 89 33 28 12
GLYBURIDE 87 33 R 29 127
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 86 16 30 95
NAPROXEN 83 40 31 62
PROAIR HFA 76 16 32 83
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 71 0 R 33 207
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69 14 34 94
GABAPENTIN 69 31 34 13
KETOPROFEN 57 27 36 230
DIOVAN 53 32 37 35
LYRICA 50 25 38 55
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.