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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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17,115Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 80 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

715 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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 491 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

38% of this provider’s 715 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 715 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

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$1.16M

2014

$1.23M

2015

$1.34M

2016

Number of Claims

15,367

2014

16,435

2015

17,115

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 726

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

191

patients, 27% of all patients

1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 527

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

132

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 527

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

134

patients, 19% of all patients

O 2 8
METFORMIN HCL 471

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

121

patients, 17% of all patients

4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

5 2
ALPRAZOLAM 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

6 15
LISINOPRIL 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

7 4
GABAPENTIN 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

8 7
TRAMADOL HCL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

O 9 17
FUROSEMIDE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

10 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

11 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

12 16
OMEPRAZOLE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

13 6
TRAZODONE HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

14 27
DIAZEPAM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

15 77
CLONAZEPAM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

16 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

17 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

18 31
VENTOLIN HFA 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

19 59
METFORMIN HCL ER 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

19 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

19 14
MELOXICAM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

22 20
CARVEDILOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

23 22
RANITIDINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

24 52
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

25 213
DULOXETINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

26 35
SIMVASTATIN 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

27 10
CRESTOR 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

28 39
PROAIR HFA 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

29 97
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

30 44
LORAZEPAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

31 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

32 26
LYRICA 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

33 58
TAMSULOSIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

34 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

34 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

36 36
GLIPIZIDE ER 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

37 140
AZITHROMYCIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

A 38 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

39 11
CLOPIDOGREL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

39 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

41 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

42 19
ONDANSETRON ODT 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

43 236
ALLOPURINOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

44 33
NEXIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

45 45
GLIPIZIDE XL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

46 163
HYDRALAZINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

47 64
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 48 51
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

A 49 75
CITALOPRAM HBR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

50 28
SYMBICORT 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

51 124
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

52 23
TRADJENTA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

53 109
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

53 30
PROMETHAZINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 118
LEVOFLOXACIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A 56 93
NOVOLOG 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 205
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 57
SERTRALINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

58 25
PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

60 42
INVOKANA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 171
ADVAIR DISKUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 78
NYSTATIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

63 150
BACLOFEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

63 87
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 61
IBUPROFEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

65 98
TEMAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 89
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

68 92
TIZANIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

69 60
ELIQUIS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

69 106
MIRTAZAPINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

71 63
FLUOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 53
DONEPEZIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 37
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 176
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 136
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

75 62
CELECOXIB 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 104
SPIRIVA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

78 117
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O 79 56
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

79 135
LANTUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 81 80
AMIODARONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 174
BUPROPION XL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 83 114
CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 83 43
ATENOLOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

85 32
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

86 244
ZETIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 86 73
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 18, 2014.
  • 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.