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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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15,866Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 112 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$577K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 264 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

636 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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 533 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

50% of this provider’s 636 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 636 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

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$706K

2014

$692K

2015

$577K

2016

Number of Claims

15,960

2014

16,479

2015

15,866

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 663

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

1 2
METFORMIN HCL 543

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

2 5
ALPRAZOLAM 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

3 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

5 4
TRAMADOL HCL 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

O 6 17
FUROSEMIDE 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

7 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

8 1
OMEPRAZOLE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

9 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

O 10 8
MELOXICAM 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

11 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

12 18
SIMVASTATIN 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

13 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

14 12
LORAZEPAM 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

15 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

16 13
GABAPENTIN 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

17 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

18 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

19 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

20 19
PREDNISONE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

21 42
ALLOPURINOL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

22 33
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

23 86
GLIMEPIRIDE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

24 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

25 40
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

26 36
CARVEDILOL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

27 22
SERTRALINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

28 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

29 24
LEVOFLOXACIN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

111

patients, 17% of all patients

A 30 93
NEXIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 45
AZITHROMYCIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

108

patients, 17% of all patients

A 32 46
TRAZODONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

33 27
CLOPIDOGREL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 21
NABUMETONE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

35 158
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

36 26
DULOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

38 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 37
NAMENDA XR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 39 67
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

41 31
BENAZEPRIL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 49
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 76
LANTUS 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 80
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 14
MEMANTINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 71
SPIRONOLACTONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 79
AMOXICILLIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

A 48 101
JANUVIA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 49 47
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

A 49 75
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 74
MECLIZINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

51 105
FLUOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 53
GLIPIZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 55
ROPINIROLE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 84
MIRTAZAPINE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 56 63
BACLOFEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 87
TEMAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 89
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

A 58 91
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 69
FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 61 95
RAMIPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 62 107
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 116
LYRICA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 64 58
ATENOLOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 64 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 44
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 142
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 16
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

A 68 178
DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 159
CRESTOR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 39
CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 71 34
FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 73 111
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 74 61
LOVASTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 74 54
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 76 183
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 Nov. 24, 2009.
  • 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.