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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,142Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$1.75M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

560 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% 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

17% of this provider’s 515 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

52% of this provider’s 560 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 560 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

52 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

$1.06M

2014

$1.56M

2015

$1.75M

2016

Number of Claims

21,400

2014

26,574

2015

29,142

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 1,291

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,252

prescriptions.

208

patients, 37% of all patients

1 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 787

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

736

prescriptions.

119

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 773

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

729

prescriptions.

112

patients, 20% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 617

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

4 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 610

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

5 37
LISINOPRIL 593

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

6 4
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 583

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

98

patients, 18% of all patients

7 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 539

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

8 19
NAMENDA XR 537

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

9 67
GABAPENTIN 532

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

10 7
SERTRALINE HCL 492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

11 25
MIRTAZAPINE 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

12 63
OMEPRAZOLE 429

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

13 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 409

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

14 13
SIMVASTATIN 409

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

14 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

16 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

17 28
METFORMIN HCL 368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

17 5
CLOPIDOGREL 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

19 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

P 19 51
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

19 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

22 24
LINZESS 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

23 128
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

24 62
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

25 11
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

26 169
NUEDEXTA 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

27 144
KLOR-CON M10 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

10 28 203
CARVEDILOL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

29 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

O 30 8
KLOR-CON M20 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

31 143
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

32 14
LORAZEPAM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

33 48
BUSPIRONE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

34 99
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

34 136
NAMZARIC 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 239
LYRICA 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

37 58
TRAZODONE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

38 27
TRADJENTA 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

39 109
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

39 72
WARFARIN SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

39 40
LEVETIRACETAM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

42 100
XARELTO 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 112
LEVOFLOXACIN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

88

patients, 16% of all patients

A 44 93
CLONIDINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

45 43
CRESTOR 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

47 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

48 23
RISPERIDONE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

P 49 102
DULOXETINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

50 35
LACTULOSE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

51 141
ALPRAZOLAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

51 15
FAMOTIDINE* 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

53 88
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

A 54 178
JANUVIA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

<11 55 47
ELIQUIS 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

56 106
CEPHALEXIN 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

A 57 134
FENOFIBRATE* 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

57 111
TRAMADOL HCL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

O 59 17
VALSARTAN 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

59 70
NOVOLIN R 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

59 188
ATENOLOL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

63 32
SPIRIVA 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

64 117
MEMANTINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

65 71
HYDRALAZINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

65 64
VESICARE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 156
METOLAZONE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 68 191
ALLOPURINOL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

69 33
NEXIUM 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 69 45
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

69 181
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

72 173
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

73 344
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

74 76
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

74 123
PREDNISONE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

76 42
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

77 125
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

78 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

79 36
BACLOFEN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

80 87
CLONAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

81 34
MELOXICAM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

81 20
PAROXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

83 82
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

A 84 75
RANITIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

85 52
ONDANSETRON HCL* 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

86 187
OLANZAPINE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 87 147
NYSTATIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

88 150
DEXILANT 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 88 110
LATANOPROST 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

90 201
SPIRONOLACTONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

91 79
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

A 91 91
ADVAIR DISKUS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

93 78
SEROQUEL XR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 P 94 246
FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 95 53
ROPINIROLE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 96 84
GLIMEPIRIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

97 29
BUPROPION XL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 98 114
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

99 94
VOLTAREN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

100 157
JANTOVEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 100 249
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

102 177
BUMETANIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

103 167
RENVELA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 103 280
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

105 83
MEGESTROL ACETATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

105 179
DIGOXIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

107 159
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

A 107 120
MYRBETRIQ 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 107 215
EXELON 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 110 170
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 110 274
AMIODARONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

112 174
RESTASIS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 112 321
GLIPIZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 112 55
RIVASTIGMINE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 112 227
LATUDA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P 112 290
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

117 108
VIMPAT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 117 285
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A 119 129
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

120 135
COLESTIPOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 120 320
BENICAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 122 152
HUMULIN R 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

122 315
LOVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 122 54
PRISTIQ 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 125 295
VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

126 59
HALOPERIDOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 126 307
LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

126 80
TEMAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

126 89
FINASTERIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 126 81
MUPIROCIN* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

131 131
VERAPAMIL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 131 139
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 Sept. 24, 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.