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Prescriber Checkup » Louisiana » Orthopaedic Surgery

Top Orthopaedic Surgery 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 Schedule Two Schedule Three Dangerous Drugs to Seniors Brand Name Drugs Prescription Price
LOUIS BLANDA M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

6,877

$201K

492
161 are 65+

22%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 14%

76%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 46%

10%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

7%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$29
Average prescription price

Avg: $32

CHARLES BILLINGS M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

4,971

$155K

529
223 are 65+

4%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 14%

74%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 46%

5%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

10%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$31
Average prescription price

Avg: $32

KENNETH ADATTO M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

4,796

$111K

304
97 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 14%

86%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 46%

8%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

8%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$23
Average prescription price

Avg: $32

COURTNEY RUSSO M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

4,788

$95.3K

421
313 are 65+

5%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 14%

59%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 46%

8%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

6%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$20
Average prescription price

Avg: $32

KEVIN MCCARTHY MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

4,777

$190K

580
379 are 65+

18%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 14%

53%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 46%

1%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

10%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$40
Average prescription price

Avg: $32

ROBERT BERNAUER M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

4,217

$128K

310
54 are 65+

14%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 14%

78%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 46%

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

6%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$30
Average prescription price

Avg: $32

JACQUES WHITECLOUD MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

3,258

$114K

367
120 are 65+

20%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 14%

63%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 46%

3%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

5%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$35
Average prescription price

Avg: $32

BRETT CHIASSON M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

3,225

$53.7K

747
546 are 65+

15%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 14%

30%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 46%

5%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

7%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$17
Average prescription price

Avg: $32

RICHARD BALLARD M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

3,113

$98.6K

407
250 are 65+

9%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 14%

51%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 46%

6%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

10%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$32
Average prescription price

Avg: $32

SCOTT PETRIE MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

2,903

$118K

417
281 are 65+

7%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 14%

45%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 46%

2%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

14%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$41
Average prescription price

Avg: $32

CHRISTOPHER CENAC MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

2,809

$72.6K

394
217 are 65+

25%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 14%

58%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 46%

6%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

5%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$26
Average prescription price

Avg: $32

WARREN BOURGEOIS M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

2,711

$171K

522
420 are 65+

4%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 14%

44%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 46%

3%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

15%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$63
Average prescription price

Avg: $32

KEITH LARKIN M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

2,703

$118K

308
189 are 65+

21%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 14%

69%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 46%

6%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

4%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$44
Average prescription price

Avg: $32

JOHN FAIRBANKS M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

2,662

$49.2K

277
150 are 65+

9%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 14%

75%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 46%

5%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

5%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$18
Average prescription price

Avg: $32

DANIEL GALLAGHER M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

2,614

$68.4K

784
580 are 65+

18%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 14%

35%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 46%

1%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

9%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$26
Average prescription price

Avg: $32

CHRISTOPHER CENAC MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

2,488

$47.9K

220
109 are 65+

10%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 14%

65%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 46%

5%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

4%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$19
Average prescription price

Avg: $32

STEVEN WILSON MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

2,431

$21.6K

346
244 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 14%

32%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 46%

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

1%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$9
Average prescription price

Avg: $32

JEFFREY SKETCHLER M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

2,348

$104K

329
249 are 65+

24%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 14%

50%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 46%

6%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

10%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$44
Average prescription price

Avg: $32

AUSTIN GLEASON MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

2,347

$69.6K

173
56 are 65+

18%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 14%

74%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 46%

8%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

4%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$30
Average prescription price

Avg: $32

RALPH GESSNER MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

2,180

$54.5K

164
54 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 14%

74%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 46%

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

7%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$25
Average prescription price

Avg: $32

ALAIN CRACCO M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

2,010

$58K

223
137 are 65+

13%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 14%

53%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 46%

9%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

6%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$29
Average prescription price

Avg: $32

KYLE GIROD MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

1,965

$67.7K

347
231 are 65+

16%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 14%

48%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 46%

11%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

8%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$34
Average prescription price

Avg: $32

KEITH MELANCON M.D.,

Orthopaedic Surgery

1,880

$131K

280
100 are 65+

32%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 14%

65%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 46%

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

15%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$70
Average prescription price

Avg: $32

VANDA DAVIDSON MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

1,814

$84.8K

232
152 are 65+

9%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 14%

34%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 46%

7%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

18%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$47
Average prescription price

Avg: $32

ANOOP SINGH M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

1,765

$42K

157
88 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 14%

54%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 46%

4%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

10%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$24
Average prescription price

Avg: $32

Sources

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