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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,607Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 213 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$893K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 124 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

348 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

45% of this provider’s 348 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 348 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$77 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$720K

2014

$770K

2015

$893K

2016

Number of Claims

11,798

2014

11,916

2015

11,607

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 458

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

76

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

66

patients, 19% of all patients

2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

57

patients, 16% of all patients

3 6
METFORMIN HCL 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

66

patients, 19% of all patients

4 5
FUROSEMIDE 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

63

patients, 18% of all patients

5 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

65

patients, 19% of all patients

6 3
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

7 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

8 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

9 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

10 16
GABAPENTIN 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

11 7
CLOPIDOGREL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

12 21
SIMVASTATIN 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

13 10
NAPROXEN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

14 90
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

15 38
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

16 2
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

O 16 113
ALLOPURINOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

18 33
DULOXETINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

19 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

20 11
TRAMADOL HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

O 21 17
VENTOLIN HFA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

22 59
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

23 23
LYRICA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

24 58
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

25 57
SERTRALINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

25 25
CARVEDILOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

27 22
SPIRIVA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

28 117
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

28 18
CRESTOR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

30 39
ATENOLOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

31 32
TRAZODONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

32 27
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

O 33 8
BREO ELLIPTA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

34 230
NIFEDIPINE ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

35 85
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

36 14
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

37 92
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

38 61
MELOXICAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

38 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

38 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

41 44
PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

42 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

43 37
COLCRYS 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

43 272
JANUMET 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

43 185
MIRTAZAPINE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

46 63
IBUPROFEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

46 98
SPIRONOLACTONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 46 79
BENICAR HCT 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 49 217
AZITHROMYCIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

63

patients, 18% of all patients

A 50 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

50 12
COLCHICINE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

50 242
ADVAIR DISKUS 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

53 78
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

54 153
PROAIR HFA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

54 97
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

54 62
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 P 57 51
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

58 83
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 59 173
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

A 59 129
TOPIRAMATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

59 154
FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

62 81
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 63 186
NAMENDA XR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 64 67
NEXIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 65 45
MEGESTROL ACETATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 66 179
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 67 30
GEMFIBROZIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 67 126
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 March 6, 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.