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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,691Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$1.55M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

719 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

9% of this provider’s 501 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

33% of this provider’s 719 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

42% of this provider’s 719 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$1.17M

2014

$1.41M

2015

$1.55M

2016

Number of Claims

22,941

2014

25,575

2015

25,691

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 994

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

194

patients, 27% of all patients

O 1 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 759

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 599

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 594

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

4 3
GABAPENTIN 572

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

5 7
SERTRALINE HCL 538

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

6 25
METFORMIN HCL 528

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

7 5
LISINOPRIL 526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

8 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

9 40
FUROSEMIDE 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

10 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

11 13
CARVEDILOL 379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

12 22
LYRICA 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

13 58
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

14 19
OMEPRAZOLE 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

15 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

16 16
ALPRAZOLAM 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

17 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

18 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

19 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

20 79
DULOXETINE HCL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

21 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

22 14
TRAZODONE HCL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

23 27
SIMVASTATIN 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

24 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

25 119
TAMSULOSIN HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

26 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

27 18
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

O 28 56
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

29 26
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

30 72
RANITIDINE HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

31 52
CLOPIDOGREL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

32 21
TRAMADOL HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

O 33 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

34 11
FENTANYL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O 35 148
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P 36 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

37 76
NEXIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

38 45
MEMANTINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 71
CLONAZEPAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

40 34
RISPERIDONE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 41 102
FINASTERIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

42 81
TOPIRAMATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

43 154
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

44 38
LANTUS 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

45 80
METHADONE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 46 202
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

47 23
CHLORTHALIDONE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

48 144
MIRTAZAPINE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

49 63
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

50 83
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

51 61
ELIQUIS 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 106
CITALOPRAM HBR 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

54 70
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 55 161
METFORMIN HCL ER 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

56 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

57 31
PAROXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

58 82
AZITHROMYCIN 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

A 59 46
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 206
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

61 346
SUCRALFATE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

61 133
SPIRIVA 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

63 117
FLUOXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 53
ADVAIR DISKUS 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

65 78
BACLOFEN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

66 87
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 138
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

68 181
HYDRALAZINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

68 64
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

70 30
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 212
WELCHOL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 72 240
CRESTOR 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 39
LEVETIRACETAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 100
MELOXICAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

74 20
BUPROPION XL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

74 114
ARIPIPRAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 77 175
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 78 168
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

79 96
TIZANIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

80 60
JANUVIA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 81 47
BUPROPION HCL SR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 180
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

83 116
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

A 83 91
GEMFIBROZIL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

85 126
VENTOLIN HFA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

86 59
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

86 123
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

A 88 178
ALLOPURINOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

89 33
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

89 130
SANTYL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

89 408
LEVEMIR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

92 218
DIGOXIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

93 159
NUEDEXTA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 94 144
ROPINIROLE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 94 84
BUMETANIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

96 167
CELECOXIB 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 96 104
PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

98 42
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 99 336
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O 99 113
OXYCODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 O 101 115
NIFEDIPINE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 102 85
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 102 146
MUPIROCIN* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

104 131
XARELTO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 105 112
DIAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 105 77
LORAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

105 48
MYRBETRIQ 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 108 215
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

108 125
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

108 44
SYMBICORT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

111 124
VOLTAREN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

111 157
TRADJENTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 113 109
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A 114 129
HUMALOG 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

114 293
FAMOTIDINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

116 88
RIVASTIGMINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 116 227
VESICARE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 116 156
ASPIRIN-DIPYRIDAMOLE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 119 339
PHENOBARBITAL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 120 193
FLUCONAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

120 121
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 Oct. 27, 2011.
  • 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.