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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,569Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 890

$1.64M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 890

1,084 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

2% of this provider’s 1,084 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 1,084 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 20,149 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

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
LISINOPRIL 927 665 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 855 680 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 800 651 3 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 724 553 4 10
FUROSEMIDE 640 493 5 7
ACTOS 628 505 10 6 88
SIMVASTATIN 535 449 7 5
METFORMIN HCL 528 380 8 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 492 441 9 13
OMEPRAZOLE 479 377 10 8
CRESTOR 449 348 11 25
VERAPAMIL ER 409 337 12 87
METFORMIN HCL ER 408 290 13 54
GABAPENTIN 386 265 14 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 365 273 15 21
PREDNISONE 356 244 16 47
CARVEDILOL 353 273 17 22
TRAMADOL HCL 346 270 18 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 342 305 19 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 333 148 S3 20 3
NEXIUM 298 165 21 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 254 224 22 15
KLOR-CON M20 251 227 23 72
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 250 198 24 67
WARFARIN SODIUM 249 207 25 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 234 177 26 17
AMOXICILLIN 230 153 27 94
TRAZODONE HCL 228 153 28 40
SERTRALINE HCL 220 168 29 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 216 205 30 29
JANUVIA 213 175 31 59
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 203 144 32 11
LIPITOR 202 174 33 77
ATENOLOL 196 175 34 23
ALLOPURINOL 193 128 35 31
MELOXICAM 183 144 36 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 180 135 37 20
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 175 128 R 38 211
PLAVIX 175 150 38 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 174 118 40 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173 151 41 57
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 171 141 42 51
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 171 142 42 58
LANTUS 168 124 44 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 168 142 44 32
CLOPIDOGREL 159 132 46 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 158 158 47 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 153 142 48 38
CELEBREX 151 111 49 91
LYRICA 151 88 49 71
ZETIA 149 131 51 81
ACTOPLUS MET 145 111 52 331
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 144 91 53 34
DIGOXIN 141 121 54 65
AZITHROMYCIN 137 96 55 37
MECLIZINE HCL 137 111 55 97
DIOVAN 137 88 55 33
CLONIDINE HCL 136 113 58 35
DIOVAN HCT 136 85 58 48
RISPERIDONE 135 123 60 78
ESTRADIOL 132 109 R 61 118
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129 87 62 39
TRICOR 125 100 63 98
COLCRYS 122 104 64 150
GLIMEPIRIDE 121 102 65 27
CEFUROXIME 120 79 66 168
FENOFIBRATE 118 61 67 74
ADVAIR DISKUS 116 47 68 52
FAMOTIDINE 113 92 69 90
FLUCONAZOLE 112 86 70 155
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 110 58 R 71 64
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 108 83 72 41
NAPROXEN 98 57 73 84
ABILIFY 98 62 73 172
MIRTAZAPINE 97 68 75 82
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 94 61 R 76 43
BENAZEPRIL HCL 90 69 77 44
INSULIN SYRINGE 89 58 78 99
SYNTHROID 89 83 78 53
PREMARIN 89 87 R 78 105
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 88 62 81 111
NAMENDA 87 87 82 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 87 55 82 73
MUPIROCIN 83 57 84 121
CEPHALEXIN 83 70 84 119
PROPRANOLOL HCL 82 71 86 141
RANITIDINE HCL 79 53 87 49
PROMETHAZINE HCL 78 45 R 88 104
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77 52 89 102
ALPRAZOLAM 76 72 90 95
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 76 64 90 61
PROAIR HFA 74 33 92 55
QUINAPRIL HCL 74 57 92 116
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 73 55 94 76
DILTIAZEM ER 73 73 94 129
PAROXETINE HCL 71 52 96 68
CYMBALTA 70 48 97 45
LEXAPRO 63 61 98 186
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 60 42 99 181
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 59 26 S2 100 127
OLANZAPINE 58 48 101 145
SPIRIVA 57 44 102 66
PEN NEEDLE 57 34 102 135
FELODIPINE ER 57 32 102 187
DOXEPIN HCL 57 44 102 176
GLIPIZIDE ER 57 48 102 110
BENICAR 56 42 107 180
SINGULAIR 55 27 108 79
LUNESTA 50 39 109 283
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 June 30, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.