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Top Specialist Prescribers in Louisiana

Top Prescribers

Providers are grouped by the primary specialty they listed when applying for a national health ID number. This doesn’t necessarily mean the person has special training or certification. Specialty is self-reported by providers and may have changed. Patients and claims shown are for Medicare Part D only.

Prescriber Claims Filled Total Cost Medicare Part D Patients Claims for Brand Name Drugs Narcotics Antipsychotics to Patients Over 65 Dangerous Drugs to Seniors Brand Name Drugs Prescription Price
FADI ABOU-ISSA MD

Specialist

38,660

$2.43M

1,024
746 are 65+

8%
patients 65+ receiving antipsychotics

Avg: 1%

26%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 26%

OSCAR RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Specialist

22,459

$1.48M

433
286 are 65+

9%
patients 65+ receiving antipsychotics

Avg: 1%

27%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 26%

EDUARDO ALVAREZ M.D.

Specialist

22,083

$1.57M

441
306 are 65+

6%
patients 65+ receiving antipsychotics

Avg: 1%

32%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 26%

SAMER ROY MD

Specialist

16,644

$967K

422
335 are 65+

5%
patients 65+ receiving antipsychotics

Avg: 1%

25%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 26%

JAMES ROONEY M.D.

Specialist

15,599

$1M

787
665 are 65+

N/A

20%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 26%

CARLOS RODRIGUEZ FIERRO M.D.

Specialist

13,937

$1M

1,162
959 are 65+

N/A

31%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 26%

ETHAN WEBB M.D.

Specialist

13,054

$853K

433
293 are 65+

N/A

24%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 26%

BRUCE ITELD MD,FACC,FCCP,FSCAI

Specialist

13,046

$883K

756
600 are 65+

N/A

29%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 26%

RAYNANDO BANKS M.D.

Specialist

12,448

$613K

360
210 are 65+

N/A

20%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 26%

ALPESH PATEL MD

Specialist

12,182

$796K

865
273 are 65+

N/A

10%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 26%

STEPHEN KATZ M.D.

Specialist

11,709

$725K

710
247 are 65+

N/A

8%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 26%

LEONARD COLLIER M.D.

Specialist

11,182

$611K

305
205 are 65+

8%
patients 65+ receiving antipsychotics

Avg: 1%

23%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 26%

MARIO MORENO M.D.

Specialist

10,321

$428K

451
363 are 65+

N/A

16%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 26%

GREGORY SAVOY M.D.

Specialist

9,939

$429K

274
178 are 65+

9%
patients 65+ receiving antipsychotics

Avg: 1%

18%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 26%

YU-CHENG JEFF CHEN M.D.

Specialist

9,674

$558K

710
593 are 65+

N/A

25%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 26%

MICHAEL GUARISCO M.D.

Specialist

9,415

$488K

501
373 are 65+

N/A

21%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 26%

SERGIO BARRIOS M.D.

Specialist

9,128

$489K

729
610 are 65+

N/A

22%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 26%

WAYNE PHARO M.D.

Specialist

8,648

$581K

508
409 are 65+

N/A

32%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 26%

RAJAT BHUSHAN

Specialist

8,549

$986K

640
417 are 65+

N/A

54%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 26%

CHEMMALE JAYAKRISHNAN

Specialist

8,229

$339K

455
360 are 65+

N/A

17%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 26%

KENNETH COMBS M.D.

Specialist

8,150

$605K

417
304 are 65+

N/A

19%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 26%

STEPHEN SALOPEK, JR. M.D.

Specialist

8,142

$470K

345
295 are 65+

N/A

25%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 26%

ROBERT SONGY M.D.

Specialist

8,119

$477K

380
352 are 65+

N/A

29%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 26%

VADAKKIPALAYA DEVARAJAN

Specialist

7,909

$507K

462
348 are 65+

4%
patients 65+ receiving antipsychotics

Avg: 1%

19%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 26%

ANTHONY MORALES M.D.

Specialist

7,452

$427K

767
652 are 65+

N/A

22%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 26%

Sources

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; National Technical Information Service; First Databank