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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,209Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 210 providers in this state and specialty

$785K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 210 providers in this state and specialty

577 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
20% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

40% of this provider’s 114 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 46%.

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Antibiotics

7% of this provider’s 577 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

5% of this provider’s 577 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$109 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $97 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$1.09M

2014

$882K

2015

$785K

2016

Number of Claims

7,934

2014

7,070

2015

7,209

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
CLONAZEPAM 360

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

1 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 337

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

120

patients, 21% of all patients

P 2 1
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 316

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

3 7
TRAZODONE HCL 263

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

4 2
ALPRAZOLAM 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

5 4
MIRTAZAPINE 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

6 9
OLANZAPINE 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

P 7 11
BUPROPION XL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

8 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

9 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

10 10
LORAZEPAM 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

11 17
SERTRALINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

12 8
LATUDA 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 30

patients, 5% of all patients

P 13 33
RISPERIDONE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

P 14 5
OMEPRAZOLE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

15 44
ARIPIPRAZOLE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

P 16 15
LISINOPRIL 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

17 45
INVEGA SUSTENNA 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

P 17 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

19 46
DULOXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

20 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

21 14
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

22 27
HALOPERIDOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 39

patients, 7% of all patients

P 23 26
BUSPIRONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

24 22
GABAPENTIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

25 23
LAMOTRIGINE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 18
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

27 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

28 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

29 38
OXCARBAZEPINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 33

patients, 6% of all patients

30 24
PROPRANOLOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

31 50
SEROQUEL XR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 32 37
TEMAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

32 42
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 34 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 20
METFORMIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

36 55
PRISTIQ 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 52
LEVETIRACETAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 86
ESZOPICLONE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

39 90
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 4% of all patients

40 74
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 68
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

41 58
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 April 4, 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.