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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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16,015Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 108 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$736K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 184 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

783 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

3% of this provider’s 513 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 783 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 783 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$717K

2014

$727K

2015

$736K

2016

Number of Claims

15,497

2014

15,911

2015

16,015

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 709

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

123

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 691

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

2 11
SIMVASTATIN 615

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

3 10
METFORMIN HCL 557

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 536

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

5 2
GABAPENTIN 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

123

patients, 16% of all patients

6 7
OMEPRAZOLE 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

8 86
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

9 14
MELOXICAM 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

10 20
TRAMADOL HCL 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

O 11 17
LISINOPRIL 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

12 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

13 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

14 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

15 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

16 3
ATENOLOL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

17 32
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

18 94
TRAZODONE HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

19 27
GLIPIZIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

20 55
FUROSEMIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

21 9
ALLOPURINOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

22 33
JANUMET 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

23 185
TAMSULOSIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

24 24
NEXIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

25 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

P 26 51
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

27 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

28 19
LORAZEPAM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

29 48
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

30 31
CLOPIDOGREL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

30 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

30 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

33 26
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

34 255
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

35 38
CRESTOR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

36 39
CARVEDILOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

38 37
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

O 39 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 18
AZITHROMYCIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

A 41 46
VENTOLIN HFA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

42 59
CLONIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

43 43
JANUVIA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 47
ALPRAZOLAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 15
SERTRALINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 25
LEVOFLOXACIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

A 47 93
DULOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

48 35
GEMFIBROZIL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 126
PROAIR HFA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

50 97
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

51 62
GLIMEPIRIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 52 29
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

52 231
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

A 52 75
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 69
VERAPAMIL ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 56 139
CITALOPRAM HBR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 28
DICYCLOMINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

58 189
NIFEDIPINE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 59 85
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 108
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

60 130
LANTUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

62 80
PREDNISONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

63 42
LACTULOSE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

64 141
SYMBICORT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 124
BACLOFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

66 87
FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 67 111
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 68 138
MUPIROCIN* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

68 131
DIAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 70 77
LEVETIRACETAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 100
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

72 123
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 July 13, 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.