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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,945Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 51 providers in this state and specialty

$983K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 51 providers in this state and specialty

349 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

26% of this provider’s 286 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 349 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 41%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 349 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 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

$1.18M

2014

$1.18M

2015

$983K

2016

Number of Claims

19,492

2014

17,982

2015

15,945

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
FUROSEMIDE 557

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

75

patients, 21% of all patients

1 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

64

patients, 18% of all patients

2 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

62

patients, 18% of all patients

4 2
LISINOPRIL 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

6 15
GABAPENTIN 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

7 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

8 24
NEXIUM 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

9 41
METFORMIN HCL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

10 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

P 11 42
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

12 50
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

13 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

13 44
TRAMADOL HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

O 13 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

16 10
DULOXETINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

17 47
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

18 14
LANTUS 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

19 73
MEMANTINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

20 51
WARFARIN SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

21 35
CLONAZEPAM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

22 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

22 32
CLOPIDOGREL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

24 17
LEVETIRACETAM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

25 94
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

26 67
LORAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

27 30
NOVOLIN R 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

28 140
OMEPRAZOLE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

29 6
OLANZAPINE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

P 30 96
FINASTERIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

30 71
NUEDEXTA 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

32 77
RANITIDINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

33 43
CLONIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

34 39
SIMVASTATIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

34 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

O 36 11
FAMOTIDINE* 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

37 85
TAMSULOSIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

38 25
LYRICA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11 39 54
LATANOPROST 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

40 125
CARVEDILOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

40 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

40 22
TRAZODONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

40 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

44 19
SERTRALINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

44 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

44 98
JANUVIA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 47 58
MEGESTROL ACETATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

48 121
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

48 150
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

P 50 175
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

50 72
EXELON 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

52 139
ARIPIPRAZOLE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

P 53 158
MIRTAZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

54 57
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

55 52
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

56 154
PAROXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

57 66
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

58 20
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

58 117
JANTOVEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 60 212
RENVELA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 61 181
PREDNISONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

61 37
NAMENDA XR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 63 38
ALLOPURINOL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 63 31
BUSPIRONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

63 109
NOVOLOG 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

63 165
LABETALOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 67 218
AMIODARONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

68 134
NAPROXEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

69 100
BENICAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 70 120
MELOXICAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

71 16
PHENOBARBITAL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 72 160
MISOPROSTOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 73 227
CITALOPRAM HBR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 74 26
GLIPIZIDE XL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 74 233
SPIRONOLACTONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

76 115
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 O 77 64
GLIPIZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 78 46
DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 78 147
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 78 88
AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

A 81 40
DIGOX 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 82 248
CLONIDINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

82 189
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 84 61
RIVASTIGMINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 85 254
SANTYL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

85 169
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.