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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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13,639Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 163 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 58 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

586 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

37% of this provider’s 586 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 586 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$81 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$913K

2014

$999K

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

13,120

2014

13,150

2015

13,639

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 548

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

118

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

129

patients, 22% of all patients

2 1
CARVEDILOL 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

113

patients, 19% of all patients

3 22
SIMVASTATIN 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

105

patients, 18% of all patients

4 10
LISINOPRIL 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

5 4
METFORMIN HCL ER 398

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

110

patients, 19% of all patients

6 41
OMEPRAZOLE 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

7 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

8 3
MELOXICAM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

9 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

10 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

11 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

12 11
CLOPIDOGREL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

13 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

14 38
FUROSEMIDE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

15 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

16 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

17 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

18 29
GABAPENTIN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

19 7
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

O 20 190
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

21 62
FLUOXETINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

22 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

23 13
TRAZODONE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

24 27
TRAMADOL HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

O 25 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

26 28
ALLOPURINOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

27 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

28 24
AZITHROMYCIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

100

patients, 17% of all patients

A 29 46
CRESTOR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

30 39
ALPRAZOLAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

31 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

33 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

34 40
JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 47
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

O 35 8
ATENOLOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

37 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

38 36
BACLOFEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

39 87
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

39 44
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 137
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 31
VALSARTAN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 50
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

44 57
SPIRONOLACTONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

44 79
SERTRALINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 25
INVOKANA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 171
DULOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

47 35
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 72
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

50 92
LOVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

51 54
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

52 30
BUPROPION XL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 114
PREDNISONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

54 42
MECLIZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

55 105
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 56 75
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 136
LEVETIRACETAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 57 100
SYMBICORT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 124
CHLORTHALIDONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

60 144
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

60 61
VICTOZA 3-PAK 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 62 265
CARTIA XT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

62 211
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

64 94
PROAIR HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

65 97
DIAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 77
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

65 122
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

68 81
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 Feb. 28, 2017.
  • 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.