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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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4,240Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 576 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$78.8K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 811 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

161 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
37% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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 161 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

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

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Brand Name Drugs

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$19 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$129K

2014

$132K

2015

$78.8K

2016

Number of Claims

5,353

2014

4,801

2015

4,240

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 201

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

37

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 166

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

41

patients, 25% of all patients

2 69
FUROSEMIDE 157

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 17% of all patients

3 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 152

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 16% of all patients

4 13
NAPROXEN 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

66

patients, 41% of all patients

5 90
PROMETHAZINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 45

patients, 28% of all patients

6 118
GABAPENTIN 122

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 17% of all patients

7 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 116

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

8 3
LISINOPRIL 114

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 16% of all patients

9 4
CLONIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 12% of all patients

10 43
CARVEDILOL 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 13% of all patients

11 22
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

37

patients, 23% of all patients

12 153
IBUPROFEN 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

28

patients, 17% of all patients

13 98
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

26

patients, 16% of all patients

14 61
BUSPIRONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

22

patients, 14% of all patients

15 99
RANITIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

29

patients, 18% of all patients

15 52
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

17 14
PENTOXIFYLLINE 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 16% of all patients

18 400
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

38

patients, 24% of all patients

19 65
TRAZODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

20 27
CAPTOPRIL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 21 368
HYDRALAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

22 64
AMOXICILLIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

38

patients, 24% of all patients

A 23 101
BACLOFEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 12% of all patients

24 87
LOVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

24 54
PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

26 42
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 June 30, 2008.
  • 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.