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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,690Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 909

$1.7M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 909

803 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Louisiana
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 803 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 803 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Louisiana
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 807 644 135 1 1
LISINOPRIL 793 564 133 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 710 511 102 3 8
SIMVASTATIN 525 403 86 4 6
NAMENDA 502 468 44 5 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 502 356 74 5 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 481 345 69 7 2
CYMBALTA 478 274 40 8 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 456 311 83 9 16
METFORMIN HCL 450 286 74 10 5
CLOPIDOGREL 449 353 72 11 18
CARVEDILOL 440 324 69 12 21
TRAMADOL HCL 438 353 144 13 15
OMEPRAZOLE 398 296 63 14 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 394 208 97 S3 15 3
RISPERIDONE 370 219 55 A 16 85
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 356 262 58 17 9
NEXIUM 355 273 44 18 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 351 216 58 19 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 338 210 63 20 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 328 204 47 21 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 312 194 59 22 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 280 234 39 23 37
LYRICA 270 146 42 24 63
GABAPENTIN 269 172 53 25 12
LEVETIRACETAM 257 107 36 26 123
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 249 144 42 A 27 54
LANTUS 242 160 40 28 59
DIOVAN 240 188 23 29 38
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 230 138 31 30 115
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 226 100 34 31 111
NIFEDIPINE ER 224 149 34 32 76
SERTRALINE HCL 197 120 32 33 30
CRESTOR 196 151 29 34 26
TRAZODONE HCL 190 92 34 35 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 182 153 31 36 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 178 83 28 37 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 175 107 26 38 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 173 111 39 39 65
CLONIDINE HCL 173 96 36 39 39
AGGRENOX 171 157 26 41 189
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 170 122 131 42 64
KLOR-CON M20 167 125 37 43 78
CLONAZEPAM 163 96 22 B 44 42
HYDRALAZINE HCL 155 97 37 45 91
WARFARIN SODIUM 153 113 24 46 29
PREDNISONE 153 107 35 46 48
BACLOFEN 144 43 21 48 134
LACTULOSE 142 118 32 49 116
AMITIZA 138 120 23 50 153
MELOXICAM 138 83 45 50 20
ATENOLOL 136 99 22 52 28
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 133 83 22 53 68
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 129 95 45 54 71
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127 96 22 55 24
EXELON 126 126 20 56 110
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 119 55 35 R 57 72
DETROL LA 118 47 13 58 151
JANTOVEN 116 <11 <11 59 144
LORAZEPAM 115 75 24 B 60 50
VESICARE 111 <11 <11 61 128
FAMOTIDINE* 111 53 17 61 98
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 110 89 15 63 169
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 110 63 20 63 23
LABETALOL HCL 107 67 15 65 202
COLCRYS 105 91 19 66 147
SEROQUEL XR 105 28 18 A 66 190
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 103 48 33 R 68 186
NIFEDICAL XL 103 72 15 68 229
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 99 74 16 70 285
GLIMEPIRIDE 99 66 14 70 31
BUMETANIDE 98 69 16 72 136
NOVOLOG 96 61 24 73 184
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 96 40 19 A 73 180
MIRTAZAPINE 94 71 23 75 77
IBUPROFEN 93 28 30 76 103
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 92 57 34 77 177
NOVOLIN R 92 70 24 77 159
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 91 73 20 79 74
ALPRAZOLAM 91 64 21 B 79 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 90 50 18 81 43
FINASTERIDE 90 90 13 81 101
LOVASTATIN 89 84* 17 83 53
SANTYL 86 81* 18 84 257
PROMETHAZINE HCL 86 26 28 R 84 114
PAROXETINE HCL 83 57 15 86 75
DILTIAZEM HCL 82 58 13 87 222
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 81 68 27 S3 88 127
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 81 30 25 88 22
GLIPIZIDE 80 75* 13 90 61
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 66 11 91 129
LEVOFLOXACIN 77 55 41 92 92
FENTANYL 76 36 17 S2 93 150
HALOPERIDOL 74 59 13 A 94 233
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 73 25 11 R 95 198
RANEXA 70 <11 <11 96 302
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 69 48 16 97 183
LEVEMIR 68 44 17 98 253
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 <11 <11 98 62
BUSPIRONE HCL 68 41 14 98 122
DEXILANT 68 63* 15 98 112
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 68 44 14 98 264
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 67 48 56 103 409
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67 31 19 103 34
NICARDIPINE HCL 67 <11 <11 10 103 409
PROAIR HFA 67 50 19 103 46
ABILIFY 66 <11 <11 A 107 132
JANUVIA 66 <11 <11 107 58
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 66 40 17 107 143
RANITIDINE HCL 64 49 13 110 55
CEFTRIAXONE* 63 39 44 111 220
MEGESTROL ACETATE 63 52 21 R 111 108
SPIRIVA 62 27 15 113 69
XARELTO 61 <11 <11 114 214
PHENYTOIN 60 <11 <11 115 278
SPIRONOLACTONE 60 55* 16 115 87
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 46 11 115 52
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58 <11 <11 118 51
HUMULIN N 58 <11 <11 118 340
HUMULIN R 57 52* 13 120 251
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57 <11 <11 120 141
HYDROXYZINE HCL 57 28 21 R 120 213
METHYLDOPA 57 37 13 R 120 355
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 55 13 13 124 187
METHOCARBAMOL 55 32 21 R 124 172
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 53 <11 <11 126 197
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53 30 12 126 174
TAMIFLU 53 34 52 126 441
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 52 <11 <11 129 342
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52 <11 <11 129 47
CELEBREX 52 23 12 129 84
EDARBYCLOR 51 <11 <11 132 447
COREG CR 51 <11 <11 132 345
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 50 20 18 134 137
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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.