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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 Brand Name Drugs Prescription Price
RICHARD PADDOCK MD

Specialist

2,785

$232K

508
436 are 65+

27%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$83
Average prescription price

Avg: $92

GLENN KELLEY M.D.

Specialist

2,741

$173K

216
198 are 65+

22%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$63
Average prescription price

Avg: $92

LARRIE WILLIAMSON M.D.

Specialist

2,706

$482K

185
40 are 65+

21%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$178
Average prescription price

Avg: $92

THAD BOURQUE M.D.

Specialist

2,578

$204K

419
318 are 65+

30%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$79
Average prescription price

Avg: $92

WENWU ZHANG M.D., PHD.

Specialist

2,574

$89.3K

262
200 are 65+

15%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$35
Average prescription price

Avg: $92

LEON LAHAYE M.D.

Specialist

2,541

$177K

624
533 are 65+

54%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$70
Average prescription price

Avg: $92

FRANK VOELKER M.D.

Specialist

2,539

$125K

249
208 are 65+

18%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$49
Average prescription price

Avg: $92

SCOTT BARRON M.D.

Specialist

2,501

$1.37M

311
273 are 65+

17%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$547
Average prescription price

Avg: $92

RAJAT BHUSHAN

Specialist

2,500

$408K

168
119 are 65+

49%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$163
Average prescription price

Avg: $92

BAHRAM ZAMANIAN M.D.

Specialist

2,446

$187K

118
89 are 65+

24%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$76
Average prescription price

Avg: $92

ERIC GRIENER M.D.

Specialist

2,400

$165K

614
531 are 65+

57%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$69
Average prescription price

Avg: $92

LESLEY WARSHAW MD

Specialist

2,370

$83.2K

407
268 are 65+

20%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$35
Average prescription price

Avg: $92

SUZETTE KILLEEN M.D.

Specialist

2,359

$238K

595
536 are 65+

57%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$101
Average prescription price

Avg: $92

BENJAMIN CLOSE M.D.

Specialist

2,266

$359K

371
288 are 65+

54%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$158
Average prescription price

Avg: $92

BRYAN VEKOVIUS M.D.

Specialist

2,248

$166K

682
579 are 65+

24%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$74
Average prescription price

Avg: $92

PAUL SCHULER M.D.

Specialist

2,242

$497K

273
221 are 65+

49%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$222
Average prescription price

Avg: $92

WILLIAM HART M.D.

Specialist

2,212

$203K

480
420 are 65+

54%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$92
Average prescription price

Avg: $92

COY GAMMAGE M. D.

Specialist

2,179

$959K

239
209 are 65+

17%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$440
Average prescription price

Avg: $92

IQBAL AHMAD M.D.

Specialist

2,179

$78K

179
146 are 65+

19%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$36
Average prescription price

Avg: $92

DAVID WEIR M.D.

Specialist

2,177

$418K

289
192 are 65+

22%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$192
Average prescription price

Avg: $92

JOHN HILL M.D.

Specialist

2,166

$250K

118
38 are 65+

17%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$115
Average prescription price

Avg: $92

CHRISTOPHER FONTENOT MD

Specialist

2,155

$259K

316
264 are 65+

14%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$120
Average prescription price

Avg: $92

RICKY HENDRIX M.D.

Specialist

2,122

$322K

120
82 are 65+

26%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$152
Average prescription price

Avg: $92

CLARENCE BILLINGSLEY M.D.

Specialist

2,094

$155K

531
437 are 65+

44%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$74
Average prescription price

Avg: $92

ARTHUR SMITH M.D.

Specialist

2,075

$205K

202
158 are 65+

19%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$99
Average prescription price

Avg: $92

Sources

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