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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,312Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 51 providers in this state and specialty

$1.46M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 51 providers in this state and specialty

543 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

13% of this provider’s 495 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Antibiotics

47% of this provider’s 543 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 41%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 543 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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

$1.87M

2014

$1.68M

2015

$1.46M

2016

Number of Claims

27,663

2014

24,918

2015

22,312

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
NAMENDA XR 1,026

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,001

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

1 38
FUROSEMIDE 869

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

837

prescriptions.

128

patients, 24% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 695

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

690

prescriptions.

99

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 554

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

4 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 540

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

101

patients, 19% of all patients

5 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

6 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 497

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

7 10
OMEPRAZOLE 478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

8 6
MIRTAZAPINE 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

9 57
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

10 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

11 15
LISINOPRIL 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

12 5
CLOPIDOGREL 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

13 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

14 14
GABAPENTIN 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

15 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

16 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

17 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

18 18
SERTRALINE HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

19 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

20 22
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

21 50
GLIPIZIDE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

22 46
METFORMIN HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

23 3
TRAZODONE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

24 34
CARVEDILOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

25 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

26 67
SIMVASTATIN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

27 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

28 20
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

29 111
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

30 90
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

31 149
CITALOPRAM HBR 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

32 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

33 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

34 45
XARELTO 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 103
LATANOPROST 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

36 125
LANTUS 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

37 73
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

P 38 42
HYDRALAZINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

39 98
MEMANTINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

40 51
RANITIDINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

41 43
BUSPIRONE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

42 109
ATENOLOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 33
LEVETIRACETAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

43 94
LYRICA 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

<11 45 54
EXELON 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 139
DULOXETINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

47 47
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 117
NOVOLIN R 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

49 140
ADVAIR DISKUS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

50 105
ALLOPURINOL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

51 31
TORSEMIDE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

52 116
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

53 118
BACLOFEN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

53 100
DIGOXIN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

55 147
NAMZARIC 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11 56 195
CRESTOR 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11 56 63
FINASTERIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

58 71
LORAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

59 30
LEVOFLOXACIN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

A 60 82
TRAMADOL HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

O 60 12
SANTYL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

62 169
OLANZAPINE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 63 96
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

A 64 132
NOVOLOG 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

65 165
FLUOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

65 44
RISPERIDONE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 67 68
CLONAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

68 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 65
LEVEMIR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

69 204
CALCITRIOL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

71 207
VALSARTAN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

71 56
JANUVIA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 73 58
VENLAFAXINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 208
ELIQUIS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 98
LACTULOSE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

76 108
FAMOTIDINE* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

77 85
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

A 78 53
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

A 78 78
CLONIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

80 39
LINZESS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

81 145
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

82 19
OXCARBAZEPINE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

83 214
SPIRONOLACTONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

84 115
BREO ELLIPTA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

85 185
ALPRAZOLAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

86 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 61
BENAZEPRIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 88 129
VOLTAREN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

89 169
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

A 89 164
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O 91 11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

92 176
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

93 244
TRADJENTA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 94 192
MELOXICAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 94 16
IBUPROFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

96 69
TIMOLOL MALEATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 96 248
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

96 72
CEPHALEXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

A 99 127
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

A 100 95
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 100 89
NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 102 41
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 102 148
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 Jan. 27, 2013.
  • 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.