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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,115Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 148 out of 909

$608K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 217 out of 909

483 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older
30% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 483 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 555 491 69 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 512 456 76 2 6
METFORMIN HCL 412 355 53 3 5
FUROSEMIDE 356 309 56 4 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 342 315 46 5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 329 295 49 6 7
LISINOPRIL 315 310* 40 7 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 285 280* 46 8 10
LORAZEPAM 257 252* 40 B 9 50
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 244 213 44 S3 10 3
CYMBALTA 235 <11 <11 11 40
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 231 218 38 12 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 230 195 30 13 25
GABAPENTIN 222 190 34 14 12
SYNTHROID 222 217* 27 14 60
NAMENDA 196 <11 <11 16 32
CLOPIDOGREL 187 173 22 17 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 185 163 22 18 51
WARFARIN SODIUM 178 160 17 19 29
ALPRAZOLAM 170 158 27 B 20 14
FENOFIBRATE* 163 152 25 21 67
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 150 136 19 R 22 81
NEXIUM 148 143* 17 23 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 142 120 25 24 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 137 118 22 25 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 132 116 18 26 9
TRAMADOL HCL 131 126* 26 27 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126 115 25 28 11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 122 122 15 R 29 49
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 121 116* 21 30 36
MELOXICAM 120 108 33 31 20
SERTRALINE HCL 116 116 16 32 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 115 115 15 33 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 103 98* 15 34 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100 95* 20 35 33
TRAZODONE HCL 96 77 16 36 41
BUMETANIDE 93 93 13 37 136
JANUVIA 93 93 17 37 58
ATENOLOL 93 93 12 37 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92 81 14 40 23
CARVEDILOL 91 <11 <11 41 21
DIGOX 90 78 13 42 95
CLONIDINE HCL 88 69 12 43 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 81 81 20 44 22
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78 73* 12 45 43
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77 72* 38 46 64
ZETIA 75 <11 <11 47 73
KLOR-CON 10 75 57 14 47 184
FENOFIBRATE* 73 <11 <11 49 67
DONEPEZIL HCL 71 <11 <11 50 37
DIOVAN 70 <11 <11 51 38
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 69 <11 <11 A 52 54
CRESTOR 66 61* 11 53 26
GLIPIZIDE 63 <11 <11 54 61
BENAZEPRIL HCL 62 <11 <11 55 47
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 <11 <11 56 52
GEMFIBROZIL 60 <11 <11 57 107
ALLOPURINOL 60 <11 <11 57 35
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58 <11 <11 59 65
ETODOLAC 56 51* 11 60 192
PREDNISONE 55 50* 24 61 48
NITROFURANTOIN* 54 49* 12 62 297
TERAZOSIN HCL 54 <11 <11 62 155
RISPERIDONE 54 <11 <11 A 62 85
LACTULOSE 52 <11 <11 65 116
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52 26 15 65 34
BENICAR HCT 51 <11 <11 67 163
AZITHROMYCIN 51 46* 47 67 44
DETROL LA 51 <11 <11 67 151
GLIPIZIDE XL 50 <11 <11 70 118
TEMAZEPAM 50 <11 <11 B 70 88
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50 <11 <11 70 141
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.