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Prescriber Checkup

Top 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 Brand Name Drugs Prescription Price
SURENDRA PUROHIT MD

Surgery

17,074

$897K

846
690 are 65+

20%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$53
Average prescription price

Avg: $52

SARAT DONEPUDI MD

Surgery

6,662

$246K

366
304 are 65+

18%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$37
Average prescription price

Avg: $52

REBECCA CROUCH M.D.

Surgery

6,334

$426K

161
110 are 65+

23%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$67
Average prescription price

Avg: $52

PREDRAG GAGIC M.D.

Surgery

5,209

$219K

171
147 are 65+

20%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$42
Average prescription price

Avg: $52

RUSSELL CUMMINGS MD

Surgery

4,539

$199K

294
219 are 65+

20%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$44
Average prescription price

Avg: $52

WILLIAM ZEICHNER MD

Surgery

3,724

$192K

242
151 are 65+

17%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$52
Average prescription price

Avg: $52

KARL HAYDEL M.D.

Surgery

2,809

$117K

228
127 are 65+

20%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$42
Average prescription price

Avg: $52

KERRY BYRNES M.D.

Surgery

1,941

$165K

455
318 are 65+

15%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$85
Average prescription price

Avg: $52

RYAN WOLFORT MD

Surgery

1,570

$26K

663
384 are 65+

8%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$17
Average prescription price

Avg: $52

JOSEPH BUELL MD

Surgery

1,479

$397K

166
57 are 65+

27%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$269
Average prescription price

Avg: $52

MOHAMMAD SULEMAN M.D.

Surgery

1,390

$73.8K

281
188 are 65+

14%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$53
Average prescription price

Avg: $52

KHALED GHORAB MD

Surgery

1,201

$72.2K

251
131 are 65+

21%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$60
Average prescription price

Avg: $52

DAVID REMEDIOS M.D.

Surgery

1,043

$92.5K

171
129 are 65+

29%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$89
Average prescription price

Avg: $52

ROBERT SMITH MD

Surgery

976

$34.1K

78
37 are 65+

14%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$35
Average prescription price

Avg: $52

JOHN BOUDREAUX MD

Surgery

973

$144K

102
58 are 65+

22%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$148
Average prescription price

Avg: $52

KRISTI PREJEANT M.D.

Surgery

755

$68.2K

125
60 are 65+

24%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$90
Average prescription price

Avg: $52

PATRICK SAVOY M.D.

Surgery

731

$32.6K

141
93 are 65+

19%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$45
Average prescription price

Avg: $52

F. LINER M. D.

Surgery

720

$60.4K

218
157 are 65+

23%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$84
Average prescription price

Avg: $52

CHRISTOPHER SANDERS M.D.

Surgery

645

$34.5K

186
104 are 65+

7%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$54
Average prescription price

Avg: $52

STEPHEN HENDRY M.D.

Surgery

580

$10.7K

334
167 are 65+

8%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$19
Average prescription price

Avg: $52

BRUCE RAYBURN MD

Surgery

550

$14.9K

149
106 are 65+

18%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$27
Average prescription price

Avg: $52

WALTER LEDET M.D.

Surgery

547

$11.1K

236
156 are 65+

11%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$20
Average prescription price

Avg: $52

KURT OBRIEN MD

Surgery

544

$16.9K

197
141 are 65+

12%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$31
Average prescription price

Avg: $52

WILLLIAM BALL M.D.

Surgery

511

$22.2K

139
116 are 65+

27%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$43
Average prescription price

Avg: $52

JAMES BORDELON M.D.

Surgery

507

$26K

199
132 are 65+

28%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$51
Average prescription price

Avg: $52

Sources

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