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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,023Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 890

$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 890

651 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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

13% of this provider’s 651 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 19,615 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

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 778 639 1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 743 682 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 731 631 3 5
METFORMIN HCL 699 580 4 6
TRAMADOL HCL 574 529 5 16
OMEPRAZOLE 530 411 6 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 527 434 7 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 489 406 8 20
FUROSEMIDE 448 412 9 7
LISINOPRIL 446 393 10 4
CRESTOR 437 380 11 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 433 387 S3 12 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 403 363 13 17
BENAZEPRIL HCL 357 337 14 44
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 338 299 15 11
LANTUS 330 263 16 50
DONEPEZIL HCL 321 308 17 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 312 270 18 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 299 271 19 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 289 273 20 19
NAMENDA 286 274 21 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 286 248 21 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 274 235 23 15
LACTULOSE 264 135 24 112
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 264 205 24 21
NEXIUM 251 207 26 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 239 207 27 9
RANITIDINE HCL 231 162 28 49
GABAPENTIN 206 167 29 12
CARVEDILOL 195 177 30 22
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 191 164 31 70
GLIMEPIRIDE 184 162 32 27
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 180 135 33 67
ALLOPURINOL 168 112 34 31
DIOVAN 165 147 35 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 162 126 36 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 159 107 37 38
JANUVIA 153 131 38 59
PAROXETINE HCL 144 102 39 68
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 144 113 39 73
MIRTAZAPINE 143 120 41 82
GLIPIZIDE XL 143 138 41 128
LIPITOR 140 114 43 77
DIGOXIN 138 128 44 65
CLOPIDOGREL 138 108 44 28
EXELON 137 137 46 113
NOVOLOG 136 106 47 178
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 134 99 48 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 132 117 49 51
MELOXICAM 132 119 49 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130 126 51 57
SERTRALINE HCL 130 79 51 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 126 103 53 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 126 61 53 63
HUMALOG 124 116 55 214
ZOSTAVAX 123 122 56 233
LOVASTATIN 122 110 57 46
TRAZODONE HCL 118 73 58 40
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 117 0 59 126
TORSEMIDE 116 104 60 159
DIOVAN HCT 115 93 61 48
FINASTERIDE 113 102 62 108
EVISTA 112 112 63 182
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 111 81 64 76
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 104 89 65 162
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 83 66 179
RISPERIDONE 100 60 67 78
GLIPIZIDE 98 97 68 62
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 96 93 69 56
GLIPIZIDE ER 94 71 70 110
ADVAIR DISKUS 92 78 71 52
CEPHALEXIN 91 71 72 119
PRADAXA 90 90 73 274
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 90 81 73 60
ZETIA 89 86 75 81
PREDNISONE 84 75 76 47
PLAVIX 84 71 76 42
SPIRIVA 83 71 78 66
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 81 64 R 79 43
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 81 78 79 61
JANTOVEN 81 63 79 169
NIASPAN 81 79 79 212
CYMBALTA 80 80 83 45
OLANZAPINE 77 44 84 145
AZITHROMYCIN 75 60 85 37
PREMARIN 75 75 R 85 105
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 75 11 85 389
BUSPIRONE HCL 72 60 88 133
SPIRONOLACTONE 67 50 89 85
LEVOFLOXACIN 66 57 90 107
DILANTIN 64 34 91 335
FENOFIBRATE 62 24 92 74
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62 57 92 154
LOVAZA 60 55 94 120
BACLOFEN 60 25 94 161
LEVEMIR 59 57 96 322
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59 47 96 102
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59 48 96 58
VERAPAMIL ER 59 48 96 87
VYTORIN 58 58 100 183
SOTALOL 58 58 100 269
PROAIR HFA 57 55 102 55
DILTIAZEM ER 57 57 102 129
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 56 0 104 192
AMOXICILLIN 54 31 105 94
PRIMIDONE 54 23 105 289
ACTONEL 50 49 107 263
TRICOR 50 47 107 98
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 Nov. 20, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.