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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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18,492Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 65 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$940K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 105 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

565 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

7% of this provider’s 487 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

30% of this provider’s 565 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 565 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$51 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

$980K

2014

$1.08M

2015

$940K

2016

Number of Claims

19,472

2014

19,782

2015

18,492

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
LISINOPRIL 782

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

729

prescriptions.

132

patients, 23% of all patients

1 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 636

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

108

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 635

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

3 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 554

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 472

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

6 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

7 11
OMEPRAZOLE 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

8 6
GABAPENTIN 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

9 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

O 10 8
LOVASTATIN 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

11 54
METFORMIN HCL 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

12 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

13 12
MELOXICAM 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

14 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

15 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

16 19
SIMVASTATIN 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

16 10
CLOPIDOGREL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

18 21
ATENOLOL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

19 32
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

20 83
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

21 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

22 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

23 44
CARVEDILOL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

24 22
ALLOPURINOL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

25 33
MEMANTINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

26 71
BACLOFEN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

27 87
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

27 69
NIFEDIPINE ER 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 85
FLUOXETINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

30 53
PAROXETINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 82
JANUVIA 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

32 47
TRAMADOL HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

O 32 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

34 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

35 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

36 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

37 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

38 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

39 16
GLIPIZIDE ER 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

40 140
NAMENDA XR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 67
RISPERIDONE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 42 102
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

43 116
ZETIA 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

44 73
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

45 74
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

46 18
CRESTOR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

47 39
BUMETANIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

48 167
RANITIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 52
TEMAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 89
HYDRALAZINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

51 64
ALPRAZOLAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

52 15
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 70
LEVOFLOXACIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

A 53 93
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

55 26
TRAZODONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

56 27
PREDNISONE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

57 42
BENAZEPRIL HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 49
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

58 72
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 60 51
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 38
SERTRALINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

62 25
MIRTAZAPINE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 63
GLIPIZIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

64 55
ROPINIROLE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 64 84
METHADONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 O 66 202
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 67 138
ADVAIR DISKUS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 78
CLONAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 34
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 70 57
NEXIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 71 45
MECLIZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

72 105
SPIRIVA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 72 117
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 74 132
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 75 119
ARIPIPRAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 76 175
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

77 59
OLANZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 77 147
RAMIPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 77 107
KLOR-CON M10 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 80 203
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 80 212
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 82 81
METHIMAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 82 369
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 13, 2013.
  • 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.