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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,557Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 890

$1.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 890

1,197 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
28% 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 1,197 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 1,197 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 18,905 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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
TRAMADOL HCL 965 864 1 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 776 709 2 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 721 667 3 1
SIMVASTATIN 639 572 4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 597 529 5 8
METFORMIN HCL 572 471 6 6
LISINOPRIL 555 450 7 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 461 421 8 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 458 399 S3 9 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 429 398 10 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 411 363 11 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 397 322 12 15
FUROSEMIDE 332 288 13 7
MIRTAZAPINE 320 302 14 82
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 307 289 15 11
INSULIN SYRINGE 292 238 16 99
RAMIPRIL 280 264 17 80
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 278 250 18 131
BUSPIRONE HCL 274 249 19 133
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 270 257 20 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 263 236 21 10
LOVASTATIN 247 226 22 46
GLYBURIDE 245 212 R 23 83
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 242 230 24 34
PAROXETINE HCL 231 193 25 68
ATENOLOL 209 183 26 23
RANITIDINE HCL 208 169 27 49
JANUVIA 187 174 28 59
COLESTIPOL HCL 178 164 29 325
SERTRALINE HCL 172 145 30 26
TRAZODONE HCL 169 141 31 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 169 143 31 39
AZITHROMYCIN 163 137 33 37
CARVEDILOL 163 151 33 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 160 147 35 32
ALLOPURINOL 159 144 36 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 159 103 36 20
GABAPENTIN 158 114 38 12
CLONIDINE HCL 156 148 39 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154 138 40 21
INDAPAMIDE 142 128 41 148
CLOPIDOGREL 138 128 42 28
VERAPAMIL ER 138 129 42 87
TIZANIDINE HCL 137 116 44 106
PROAIR HFA 134 111 45 55
TRADJENTA 130 115 46 361
DONEPEZIL HCL 128 128 47 30
LANTUS 125 98 48 50
CEPHALEXIN 122 108 49 119
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 121 107 50 19
ONDANSETRON HCL 116 107 51 306
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 113 99 52 56
PLAVIX 112 104 53 42
VIAGRA 110 86 54 271
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 109 100 55 89
HYDRALAZINE HCL 107 97 56 100
EVISTA 106 93 57 182
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 105 101 58 58
GLIPIZIDE 102 90 59 62
ROPINIROLE HCL 102 80 59 93
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 100 90 61 61
FLUOXETINE HCL 97 92 62 63
NAMENDA 93 93 63 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 92 92 64 38
ALPRAZOLAM 90 75 65 95
NOVOLOG 89 83 66 178
LOVAZA 88 69 67 120
BENAZEPRIL HCL 85 76 68 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 84 70 69 24
COLCRYS 81 78 70 150
KETOCONAZOLE 80 75 71 215
SPIRIVA 78 68 72 66
ADVAIR DISKUS 77 68 73 52
FINASTERIDE 76 70 74 108
TERAZOSIN HCL 72 67 75 142
LORAZEPAM 69 69 76 195
DIOVAN HCT 67 62 77 48
GENERLAC 66 62 78 330
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 65 58 S3 79 124
FENOFIBRATE 65 54 79 74
CRESTOR 62 59 81 25
ACTOS 61 61 82 88
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 60 54 83 362
NEXIUM 60 52 83 14
HUMULIN 70-30 59 59 85 241
MUPIROCIN 58 36 86 121
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58 55 86 60
CHOLESTYRAMINE 58 51 86 420
SPIRONOLACTONE 52 50 89 85
ZETIA 51 51 90 81
SINGULAIR 51 21 90 79
DIOVAN 50 48 92 33
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 17, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.