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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,702Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 890

$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 890

711 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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

5% of this provider’s 711 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 711 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 15,020 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

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 814 395 S3 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 661 499 2 5
FUROSEMIDE 609 495 3 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 577 473 4 2
LISINOPRIL 574 412 5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 574 432 5 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 395 294 7 15
METFORMIN HCL 364 238 8 6
NAMENDA 340 340 9 36
CARVEDILOL 332 262 10 22
GABAPENTIN 315 218 11 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 309 228 12 34
OMEPRAZOLE 292 212 13 8
CLOPIDOGREL 282 183 14 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 277 239 15 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 260 228 16 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 247 143 17 10
CLONIDINE HCL 245 145 18 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 231 156 19 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 205 164 20 73
PLAVIX 198 156 21 42
CITALOPRAM HBR 198 154 21 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196 142 23 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 193 150 24 24
HYDRALAZINE HCL 183 106 25 100
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 182 153 26 67
TAMSULOSIN HCL 180 146 27 32
DIOVAN 164 115 28 33
NIFEDIPINE ER 162 130 29 75
DIGOXIN 154 125 30 65
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 152 101 31 58
CYMBALTA 149 97 32 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 147 126 33 60
ATENOLOL 146 108 34 23
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 145 127 35 193
RISPERIDONE 143 139 36 78
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 142 88 37 13
SPIRIVA 137 79 38 66
CRESTOR 136 131 39 25
ALLOPURINOL 133 92 40 31
PREDNISONE 129 88 41 47
BUMETANIDE 127 105 42 134
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 126 78 43 51
MELOXICAM 123 99 44 18
SERTRALINE HCL 118 94 45 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 118 99 45 17
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 115 34 47 111
BENICAR 110 72 48 180
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109 77 49 19
BENAZEPRIL HCL 106 81 50 44
GLIPIZIDE 104 84 51 62
LEVETIRACETAM 100 47 52 137
SEROQUEL 99 69 53 167
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 98 78 54 154
HUMALOG 98 88 54 214
NEXIUM 98 66 54 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 77 57 21
ADVAIR DISKUS 96 86 57 52
GLIMEPIRIDE 96 71 57 27
BACLOFEN 96 34 57 161
RANITIDINE HCL 95 64 61 49
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 95 70 61 41
EXELON 94 93 63 113
KLOR-CON M20 92 88 64 72
PHENYTOIN 81 68 65 314
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80 37 R 66 43
BYSTOLIC 80 55 66 86
LANTUS 80 47 66 50
ONGLYZA 79 62 69 146
AMIODARONE HCL 79 72 69 206
LACTULOSE 76 59 71 112
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 75 36 R 72 64
FINASTERIDE 71 71 73 108
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 69 69 R 74 196
AZITHROMYCIN 69 42 74 37
SANTYL 68 33 76 246
MEGESTROL ACETATE 68 37 R 76 92
SYMBICORT 68 32 76 174
PROAIR HFA 68 38 76 55
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 68 45 76 228
GLYBURIDE 67 55 R 81 83
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 65 56 82 61
OLANZAPINE 64 64 83 145
JANUVIA 63 63 84 59
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 62 35 85 89
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 62 45 85 368
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 61 51 87 126
EXFORGE 61 37 87 140
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61 48 87 39
TRAMADOL HCL 58 50 90 16
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57 47 91 56
WELCHOL 57 49 91 226
DILTIAZEM HCL 57 56 91 235
SINGULAIR 57 39 91 79
TRAZODONE HCL 57 37 91 40
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 55 27 96 244
MIRTAZAPINE 55 55 96 82
NOVOLOG 54 32 98 178
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53 49 99 156
NOVOLIN N 53 44 99 339
CLONIDINE 51 34 101 242
CEPHALEXIN 51 36 101 119
VALPROIC ACID 50 37 103 347
METOLAZONE 50 40 103 217
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 50 34 103 281
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 Sept. 14, 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.