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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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17,034Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 84 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$761K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 171 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

396 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

6% of this provider’s 309 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

55% of this provider’s 396 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

40% of this provider’s 396 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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

$729K

2014

$767K

2015

$761K

2016

Number of Claims

15,878

2014

16,696

2015

17,034

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
CARVEDILOL 561

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

87

patients, 22% of all patients

1 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 529

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

86

patients, 22% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

82

patients, 21% of all patients

3 4
FUROSEMIDE 491

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

75

patients, 19% of all patients

4 9
OMEPRAZOLE 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

75

patients, 19% of all patients

5 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

92

patients, 23% of all patients

O 6 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 433

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

70

patients, 18% of all patients

7 3
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

84

patients, 21% of all patients

8 65
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

9 2
ALPRAZOLAM 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

10 15
METFORMIN HCL 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

11 5
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

12 30
LOVASTATIN 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

13 54
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

14 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

15 14
MELOXICAM 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

16 20
TRAMADOL HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

O 17 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

90

patients, 23% of all patients

18 23
CLOPIDOGREL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

18 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

20 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

21 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

22 12
GABAPENTIN 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

23 7
TRAZODONE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

24 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

25 29
LEVOFLOXACIN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

120

patients, 30% of all patients

A 26 93
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

27 237
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

28 19
SIMVASTATIN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

28 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 30 51
NEXIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

31 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

32 18
CRESTOR 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

33 39
FENOFIBRATE* 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

33 183
ALLOPURINOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

35 33
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

36 86
SUCRALFATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

37 133
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

38 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

39 24
DULOXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

40 35
SERTRALINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11 41 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

42 37
PREDNISONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

43 42
NAMENDA XR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11 44 67
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

45 31
GLIPIZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

46 55
CLONIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

47 43
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

47 153
ROPINIROLE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 84
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

50 72
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

51 76
DEXILANT 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 52 110
CLONAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

53 34
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 54 56
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

55 70
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

55 74
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 57 173
BENAZEPRIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

58 49
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

A 59 222
SPIRIVA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

60 117
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

61 26
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

A 61 75
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

63 92
BYSTOLIC 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 63 103
AMIODARONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 65 174
DIAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

66 77
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

67 96
PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

67 97
LYRICA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 69 58
MECLIZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

69 105
DOXEPIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 71 192
FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 71 111
VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

73 59
BUPROPION HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 74 317
DICYCLOMINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

74 189
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

O 76 113
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 77 61
MEGESTROL ACETATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 77 179
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 April 29, 2016.
  • 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.