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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,440Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 692

$1.6M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 692

566 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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

5% of this provider’s 566 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 566 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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 692 515 145 1 1
LISINOPRIL 551 427 115 2 4
METFORMIN HCL 472 351 86 3 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 447 319 100 4 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 419 324 89 5 16
NAMENDA 411 384 39 6 29
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 402 267 71 7 2
FUROSEMIDE 393 324 91 8 7
SIMVASTATIN 358 262 66 9 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 357 264 46 A 10 50
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 355 228 76 11 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 352 310 62 12 32
GABAPENTIN 323 214 58 13 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 315 241 68 14 6
JANUVIA 307 273 46 15 59
CRESTOR 302 250 50 16 27
RISPERIDONE 294 191 39 A 17 86
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 260 217 60 18 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 248 224 46 19 35
LORAZEPAM 247 134 48 B 20 43
CLOPIDOGREL 242 180 52 21 17
OMEPRAZOLE 229 200 52 22 8
CYMBALTA 228 162 25 23 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 221 172 37 24 33
LANTUS 214 159 41 25 61
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 196 129 56 S3 26 3
CARVEDILOL 193 144 43 27 21
LACTULOSE 192 146 38 28 96
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 183 134 42 29 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 183 138 37 29 25
FLUOXETINE HCL 171 107 35 31 73
MEGESTROL ACETATE 168 152 33 R 32 100
CLONIDINE HCL 161 91 40 33 37
TRAMADOL HCL 160 65 37 34 20
NOVOLIN R 160 133 26 34 120
LIDODERM 156 131 33 36 229
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 156 123 30 36 13
JANTOVEN 153 <11 <11 38 138
WARFARIN SODIUM 152 118 28 39 28
SERTRALINE HCL 146 121 33 40 31
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 145 90 23 41 102
BENAZEPRIL HCL 144 117 38 42 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 142 130 31 43 19
OLANZAPINE 140 128 19 A 44 105
RANITIDINE HCL 140 120 31 44 65
ADVAIR DISKUS 138 114 31 46 57
CLONAZEPAM 138 77 22 B 46 46
GLIMEPIRIDE 133 89 30 48 30
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 128 87 23 R 49 144
NOVOLOG 127 102 31 50 201
ATENOLOL 119 92 21 51 22
DIOVAN 117 72 19 52 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 116 96 19 53 26
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 115 90 18 54 139
ALPRAZOLAM 113 62 33 B 55 15
LEVETIRACETAM 111 59 21 56 106
NEXIUM 109 57 25 57 18
AZITHROMYCIN 106 79 73 58 51
MELOXICAM 106 86 23 58 24
TRAZODONE HCL 101 43 21 60 44
SPIRIVA 100 71 24 61 74
ABILIFY 100 95* 12 A 61 121
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 97 92* 23 63 40
XARELTO 96 73 21 64 151
KLOR-CON M20 93 70 21 65 72
FINASTERIDE 90 79 18 66 97
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 89 44 12 67 154
HUMULIN R 88 53 18 68 208
ALLOPURINOL 87 82* 23 69 36
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 87 54 14 69 93
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 87 58 21 R 69 245
PROAIR HFA 87 51 28 69 60
IBUPROFEN 86 64 21 73 124
HALOPERIDOL 86 33 23 A 73 183
VALPROIC ACID* 85 69 13 75 286
BUSPIRONE HCL 81 76* 12 76 133
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 80 62 26 77 69
HYDRALAZINE HCL 79 62 19 78 68
HUMALOG 78 36 16 79 195
SUCRALFATE 78 50 14 79 150
NIASPAN 77 <11 <11 81 212
TRAVATAN Z 77 44 11 81 289
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 76 71* 23 S3 83 182
TEMAZEPAM 74 47 15 B 84 67
COLCRYS 72 67* 11 85 152
AVODART 72 <11 <11 85 184
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 71 48 12 87 56
AMITIZA 68 <11 <11 88 170
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66 61* 15 89 66
MIRTAZAPINE 66 47 12 89 76
GLIPIZIDE 64 45 13 91 62
CLONIDINE 63 44 12 92 242
RISPERDAL CONSTA 60 <11 <11 A 93 344
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 60 55* 12 93 260
OXCARBAZEPINE 60 32 14 93 262
VOLTAREN 59 <11 <11 96 210
PRISTIQ ER 58 <11 <11 97 211
LOVAZA 57 <11 <11 98 128
PREDNISONE 57 52* 21 98 53
KETOCONAZOLE 55 33 20 100 222
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55 38 40 100 64
NATEGLINIDE 53 <11 <11 102 218
BYSTOLIC 50 <11 <11 103 81
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 Sept. 2, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.