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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,825Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 49 out of 890

$929K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 60 out of 890

522 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 522 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

34% of this provider’s 522 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 11,013 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% 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

34 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,315 723 S3 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 504 362 2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 492 309 3 8
TRAMADOL HCL 370 184 4 16
FUROSEMIDE 324 219 5 7
NEXIUM 310 158 6 14
SERTRALINE HCL 302 220 7 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 295 142 8 19
MELOXICAM 289 193 9 18
LISINOPRIL 283 186 10 4
GABAPENTIN 264 161 11 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 253 192 12 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 216 140 13 2
RANITIDINE HCL 204 96 14 49
CRESTOR 200 126 15 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 194 134 16 20
METFORMIN HCL 190 140 17 6
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 185 138 18 70
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 180 82 19 73
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 180 125 19 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 180 137 19 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179 139 22 9
CLONIDINE HCL 176 144 23 35
CLOPIDOGREL 175 121 24 28
GLIPIZIDE 164 112 25 62
CYMBALTA 162 78 26 45
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 159 102 27 15
BENAZEPRIL HCL 155 95 28 44
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 154 83 R 29 64
CARVEDILOL 153 113 30 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 153 119 30 24
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 151 122 32 56
ATENOLOL 151 98 32 23
AZITHROMYCIN 147 89 34 37
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 145 92 35 96
PROMETHAZINE HCL 145 28 R 35 104
LYRICA 142 68 37 71
CARISOPRODOL 138 38 R 38 69
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 137 68 39 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135 86 40 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 123 76 41 27
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 110 47 42 111
CLEMASTINE FUMARATE 110 50 R 42 231
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 109 72 R 44 43
DIOVAN 109 82 44 33
PROAIR HFA 107 72 46 55
TAMSULOSIN HCL 105 95 47 32
MUPIROCIN 104 63 48 121
PLAVIX 103 78 49 42
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 103 29 49 114
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 98 61 51 10
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 97 80 52 152
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 94 15 S2 53 127
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 93 60 54 76
CEPHALEXIN 90 46 55 119
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 89 53 56 17
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85 54 57 58
ZETIA 81 32 58 81
MIRTAZAPINE 79 59 59 82
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 79 69 S3 59 124
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 78 50 61 281
MECLIZINE HCL 77 62 62 97
PREDNISONE 77 56 62 47
TRAZODONE HCL 77 56 62 40
METHOCARBAMOL 72 19 R 65 185
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 72 47 65 149
RISPERIDONE 72 61 65 78
DONEPEZIL HCL 71 59 68 30
LANTUS 71 46 68 50
LOVASTATIN 71 41 68 46
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71 70 68 60
ALLOPURINOL 70 56 72 31
DIOVAN HCT 70 38 72 48
ROPINIROLE HCL 70 53 72 93
TRICOR 68 45 75 98
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 66 23 76 192
GEMFIBROZIL 66 15 76 103
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66 64 76 139
VERAPAMIL ER 66 36 76 87
TIZANIDINE HCL 65 0 80 106
ABILIFY 63 35 81 172
DIGOXIN 62 51 82 65
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 61 32 R 83 205
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60 40 84 34
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 59 48 85 243
IBUPROFEN 58 20 86 101
ALPRAZOLAM 58 58 86 95
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 57 39 88 89
PAROXETINE HCL 55 38 89 68
NAMENDA 55 55 89 36
SEROQUEL 54 26 91 167
MEGESTROL ACETATE 53 36 R 92 92
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53 41 92 67
VALACYCLOVIR 53 28 92 340
PRENATAL PLUS 52 41 95 318
GLIPIZIDE XL 51 29 96 128
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.