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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

16,328

$844K

857
695 are 65+

22%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 15%

$52
Average prescription price

Avg: $51

REBECCA CROUCH M.D.

Surgery

6,818

$377K

170
120 are 65+

23%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 15%

$55
Average prescription price

Avg: $51

SARAT DONEPUDI MD

Surgery

6,523

$242K

326
271 are 65+

21%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 15%

$37
Average prescription price

Avg: $51

PREDRAG GAGIC M.D.

Surgery

4,866

$190K

165
146 are 65+

19%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 15%

$39
Average prescription price

Avg: $51

RUSSELL CUMMINGS MD

Surgery

4,492

$201K

306
232 are 65+

22%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 15%

$45
Average prescription price

Avg: $51

WILLIAM ZEICHNER MD

Surgery

3,573

$161K

236
135 are 65+

16%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 15%

$45
Average prescription price

Avg: $51

KARL HAYDEL M.D.

Surgery

3,067

$114K

209
114 are 65+

20%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 15%

$37
Average prescription price

Avg: $51

KERRY BYRNES M.D.

Surgery

1,945

$159K

477
328 are 65+

16%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 15%

$82
Average prescription price

Avg: $51

JOSEPH BUELL MD

Surgery

1,715

$416K

171
55 are 65+

30%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 15%

$242
Average prescription price

Avg: $51

RYAN WOLFORT MD

Surgery

1,375

$23.4K

638
383 are 65+

10%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 15%

$17
Average prescription price

Avg: $51

JOHN BOUDREAUX MD

Surgery

1,329

$145K

108
54 are 65+

20%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 15%

$109
Average prescription price

Avg: $51

KHALED GHORAB MD

Surgery

1,283

$58.9K

228
121 are 65+

22%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 15%

$46
Average prescription price

Avg: $51

MOHAMMAD SULEMAN M.D.

Surgery

1,272

$70.6K

263
175 are 65+

11%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 15%

$55
Average prescription price

Avg: $51

DAVID REMEDIOS M.D.

Surgery

1,101

$104K

146
114 are 65+

29%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 15%

$95
Average prescription price

Avg: $51

ROBERT SMITH MD

Surgery

854

$44.9K

57
36 are 65+

21%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 15%

$53
Average prescription price

Avg: $51

PATRICK SAVOY M.D.

Surgery

727

$26.9K

151
103 are 65+

13%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 15%

$37
Average prescription price

Avg: $51

F. LINER M. D.

Surgery

716

$41.2K

222
147 are 65+

24%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 15%

$58
Average prescription price

Avg: $51

KRISTI PREJEANT M.D.

Surgery

651

$48.8K

103
49 are 65+

22%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 15%

$75
Average prescription price

Avg: $51

CHRISTOPHER SANDERS M.D.

Surgery

608

$24.3K

183
91 are 65+

6%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 15%

$40
Average prescription price

Avg: $51

STEPHEN HENDRY M.D.

Surgery

547

$11.7K

315
154 are 65+

10%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 15%

$21
Average prescription price

Avg: $51

TOMAS BIRRIEL-SALCEDO M.D.

Surgery

543

$40.3K

168
131 are 65+

45%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 15%

$74
Average prescription price

Avg: $51

JAMES BORDELON M.D.

Surgery

514

$27.7K

203
143 are 65+

20%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 15%

$54
Average prescription price

Avg: $51

RICHARD NOREM M.D.

Surgery

512

$22.9K

123
75 are 65+

17%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 15%

$45
Average prescription price

Avg: $51

FRANK SARTOR MD

Surgery

492

$11.6K

149
118 are 65+

5%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 15%

$24
Average prescription price

Avg: $51

BRUCE RAYBURN MD

Surgery

471

$13.6K

130
88 are 65+

17%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 15%

$29
Average prescription price

Avg: $51

Sources

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