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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,489Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 86 out of 890

$667K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 157 out of 890

440 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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

12% of this provider’s 440 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 11,828 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 872 641 1 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 651 496 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 567 406 3 8
FUROSEMIDE 540 442 4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 511 392 5 1
LISINOPRIL 415 288 6 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 365 269 7 20
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 348 224 8 70
METFORMIN HCL 341 273 9 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 286 231 10 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 246 167 11 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 238 133 12 9
GLIMEPIRIDE 223 153 13 27
CRESTOR 209 115 14 25
PREDNISONE 203 176 15 47
FAMOTIDINE 196 165 16 90
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 194 148 17 15
AZITHROMYCIN 193 140 18 37
GABAPENTIN 190 165 19 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 180 136 20 39
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 178 137 21 58
CLONIDINE HCL 178 115 21 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 173 146 23 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 161 133 S3 24 3
DIOVAN 159 125 25 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 153 139 26 24
NEXIUM 128 87 27 14
TRAZODONE HCL 127 110 28 40
JANTOVEN 119 93 29 169
MELOXICAM 118 89 30 18
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 114 112 31 67
SERTRALINE HCL 113 90 32 26
NOVOLIN 70-30 112 85 33 199
LANTUS 112 88 33 50
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 111 76 35 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 111 98 35 60
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 106 74 37 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 105 99 38 32
FENOFIBRATE 103 61 39 74
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 102 56 R 40 64
SYNTHROID 98 95 41 53
KLOR-CON M20 96 72 42 72
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94 84 43 29
CLOPIDOGREL 93 86 44 28
ZETIA 90 61 45 81
TRAMADOL HCL 90 64 45 16
FINASTERIDE 87 72 47 108
DIOVAN HCT 87 68 47 48
LACTULOSE 86 73 49 112
RISPERIDONE 84 63 50 78
DONEPEZIL HCL 83 83 51 30
LIPITOR 80 63 52 77
PROAIR HFA 77 54 53 55
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 65 54 21
DIGOXIN 76 65 54 65
ROPINIROLE HCL 75 61 56 93
QUINAPRIL HCL 74 74 57 116
TRICOR 74 51 57 98
PLAVIX 73 63 59 42
BUPROPION HCL SR 72 37 60 216
ALLOPURINOL 68 62 61 31
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 67 61 62 73
DILTIAZEM ER 66 39 63 129
SUCRALFATE 63 57 64 158
CYMBALTA 63 50 64 45
NAMENDA 61 51 66 36
SINGULAIR 59 35 67 79
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59 50 67 34
ATENOLOL 59 29 67 23
KLOR-CON 10 59 46 67 189
HUMULIN 70-30 57 48 71 241
PAROXETINE HCL 56 56 72 68
CARVEDILOL 56 46 72 22
RANITIDINE HCL 54 35 74 49
WELCHOL 52 27 75 226
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51 32 76 51
DICYCLOMINE HCL 51 29 76 295
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 50 44 78 152
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 April 2, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.