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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,492Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 56 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

585 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Louisiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 405 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

46% of this provider’s 585 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 585 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$590K

2014

$831K

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

10,752

2014

15,683

2015

20,492

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 655

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

134

patients, 23% of all patients

O 1 8
LISINOPRIL 580

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

100

patients, 17% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 568

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

3 2
METFORMIN HCL 529

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
FUROSEMIDE 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

95

patients, 16% of all patients

5 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

6 3
ALPRAZOLAM 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

7 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

8 1
OMEPRAZOLE 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

9 6
GABAPENTIN 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

10 7
GLIMEPIRIDE 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

10 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

12 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

13 11
MELOXICAM 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

14 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

15 18
SIMVASTATIN 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

16 10
CLOPIDOGREL 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

17 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

18 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

19 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

20 28
TRAMADOL HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

O 21 17
TIZANIDINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

22 60
TRAZODONE HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

23 27
CLONAZEPAM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

24 34
SERTRALINE HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

24 25
LYRICA 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

26 58
PREDNISONE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

27 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

28 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

28 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

30 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

31 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 12
CARVEDILOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

33 22
AZITHROMYCIN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

118

patients, 20% of all patients

A 34 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

35 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

P 36 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 76
FAMOTIDINE* 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

38 88
ROPINIROLE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 84
NEXIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

39 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

42 13
METFORMIN HCL ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

43 41
VENTOLIN HFA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

43 59
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 61
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 45 56
BACLOFEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 87
WARFARIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 40
INVOKANA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 171
ALLOPURINOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

50 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

51 70
FLUOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

51 53
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

53 62
CRESTOR 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

54 39
PROAIR HFA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

55 97
DULOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

56 35
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 57
ESTRADIOL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 58 127
BENAZEPRIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 49
LOVASTATIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

60 54
CLONIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

61 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

62 23
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

63 108
IBUPROFEN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

64 98
BUPROPION XL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 114
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 66 68
SYNTHROID 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 66
LORAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 48
AMOXICILLIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

A 69 101
DEXILANT 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

70 110
SUCRALFATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

70 133
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A 72 75
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

A 73 129
LANTUS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 73 80
MIRTAZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 73 63
DIAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

76 77
TOVIAZ 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 77 305
MEMANTINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 78 71
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A 78 91
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 80 44
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

81 72
FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 82 111
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 82 142
FLUCONAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

82 121
VERAPAMIL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 82 139
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 86 47
VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 87 50
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

87 94
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 89 119
NABUMETONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

89 158
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

91 209
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

92 38
SPIRONOLACTONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

92 79
ONDANSETRON ODT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

94 236
ANORO ELLIPTA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

94 273
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 94 125
NAPROXEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

94 90
RANITIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 98 52
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Sept. 12, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.