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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,337Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 890

$916K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 65 out of 890

559 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
51%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

43% of this provider’s 559 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

6% of this provider’s 11,349 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

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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 1,449 517 S3 1 3
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 939 534 S3 10 2 124
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 819 353 10 3 96
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 529 382 4 11
ATENOLOL 515 274 5 23
NEXIUM 498 284 6 14
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 479 229 7 89
LISINOPRIL 399 243 8 4
TRAMADOL HCL 392 164 9 16
CLEMASTINE FUMARATE 383 176 R 10 10 231
FUROSEMIDE 377 276 11 7
DIOVAN HCT 342 166 12 48
METFORMIN HCL 341 206 13 6
RANITIDINE HCL 328 148 14 49
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 309 212 15 1
CLOPIDOGREL 307 225 16 28
SIMVASTATIN 306 204 17 5
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 255 130 R 18 43
OMEPRAZOLE 249 184 19 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 242 140 20 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 225 76 21 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213 116 22 9
PLAVIX 209 147 23 42
DIOVAN 187 109 24 33
NAPROXEN 183 111 25 84
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 173 94 26 13
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 161 30 R 27 64
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 156 102 28 41
CRESTOR 154 54 29 25
PREMARIN 150 87 R 30 105
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 150 95 30 281
IBUPROFEN 149 40 32 101
JANUVIA 148 90 33 59
PRENATAL PLUS 145 100 34 318
LANTUS 140 101 35 50
ADVAIR DISKUS 140 64 35 52
LACTULOSE 139 97 37 112
DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE 137 86 38 323
GLIPIZIDE 134 118 39 62
CLONIDINE HCL 132 63 40 35
MELOXICAM 129 100 41 18
ACTOS 121 85 42 88
DONEPEZIL HCL 121 108 42 30
CEPHALEXIN 117 50 44 119
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 116 48 45 51
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 113 72 46 131
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 112 100 47 15
BUSPIRONE HCL 111 69 48 133
CARVEDILOL 109 88 49 22
PROMETHAZINE HCL 109 46 R 49 104
TAMSULOSIN HCL 106 86 51 32
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 106 98 51 2
PROAIR HFA 101 52 53 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97 32 54 10
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 96 51 R 55 310
LIPITOR 92 54 56 77
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 91 30 57 276
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 82 56 58 76
HUMULIN N 82 50 58 385
GABAPENTIN 81 34 60 12
ALLOPURINOL 80 60 61 31
INDOMETHACIN 78 29 R 62 275
FLUOXETINE HCL 78 28 62 63
DOXEPIN HCL 77 44 64 176
ESTRADIOL 76 63 R 65 118
LYRICA 76 47 65 71
SURE COMFORT 75 43 67 326
ZETIA 72 50 68 81
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 72 26 68 152
MUPIROCIN 71 34 70 121
LOVAZA 70 15 71 120
METHOCARBAMOL 68 0 R 72 185
QUINAPRIL HCL 68 49 72 116
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66 26 74 39
ROPINIROLE HCL 64 53 75 93
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 64 41 75 17
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 63 43 R 77 211
NOVOLIN N 62 37 78 339
SPIRIVA 61 35 79 66
DEXILANT 61 25 79 138
INSULIN SYRINGE 60 33 81 99
LOVASTATIN 60 51 81 46
CYMBALTA 60 42 81 45
TORSEMIDE 60 34 81 159
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 57 33 85 422
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57 30 85 111
TRAZODONE HCL 57 22 85 40
MECLIZINE HCL 56 36 88 97
WARFARIN SODIUM 55 51 89 24
VENTOLIN HFA 55 16 89 177
ONGLYZA 54 42 91 146
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 52 43 92 243
LEXAPRO 51 29 93 186
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 50 0 R 94 205
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.