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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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35,094Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$1.93M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

1,141 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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

6% of this provider’s 837 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

26% of this provider’s 1,141 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 1,141 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$2.24M

2014

$2.23M

2015

$1.93M

2016

Number of Claims

38,498

2014

39,737

2015

35,094

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,434

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,176

prescriptions.

213

patients, 19% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

929

prescriptions.

199

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,138

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

719

prescriptions.

179

patients, 16% of all patients

O 3 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 985

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

762

prescriptions.

157

patients, 14% of all patients

4 1
ALPRAZOLAM 919

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

155

patients, 14% of all patients

5 15
OMEPRAZOLE 807

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

124

patients, 11% of all patients

6 6
METFORMIN HCL 766

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

142

patients, 12% of all patients

7 5
TRAMADOL HCL 726

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

149

patients, 13% of all patients

O 8 17
GABAPENTIN 717

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

141

patients, 12% of all patients

9 7
LISINOPRIL 701

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

114

patients, 10% of all patients

10 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 677

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

114

patients, 10% of all patients

11 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 626

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

107

patients, 9% of all patients

12 14
FUROSEMIDE 596

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

133

patients, 12% of all patients

13 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 542

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

14 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 489

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

15 28
CARVEDILOL 481

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

16 22
CLOPIDOGREL 470

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

17 21
MELOXICAM 438

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

113

patients, 10% of all patients

18 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

19 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

20 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

20 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

22 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

P 23 51
NEXIUM 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

24 45
SIMVASTATIN 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

25 10
RANITIDINE HCL 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

26 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

27 24
FLUOXETINE HCL 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

28 53
ATENOLOL 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

29 32
DULOXETINE HCL 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

30 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

31 40
CLONIDINE HCL 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

32 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

33 19
CLONAZEPAM 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

34 34
TRAZODONE HCL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

35 27
VALSARTAN 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

36 50
LYRICA 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

37 58
SERTRALINE HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

38 25
RISPERIDONE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

P 39 102
ALLOPURINOL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

40 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

41 37
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

42 125
ROPINIROLE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

43 84
NAMENDA XR 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

43 67
FENOFIBRATE* 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

45 95
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

46 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

47 31
CRESTOR 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

48 39
LORAZEPAM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

49 48
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

50 116
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

51 136
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

52 76
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

53 72
FENOFIBRATE* 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

54 111
FAMOTIDINE* 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

55 88
MEMANTINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

56 71
VENTOLIN HFA 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

57 59
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

58 57
JANUVIA 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

59 47
BENAZEPRIL HCL 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

60 49
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

61 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

62 29
TEMAZEPAM 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

63 89
PAROXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

64 82
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

64 16
LEVETIRACETAM 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

66 100
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

67 44
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

68 137
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

68 38
VOLTAREN 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

70 157
DIAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

70 77
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

72 169
ADVAIR DISKUS 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

73 78
OLANZAPINE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 74 147
BACLOFEN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

74 87
BUPROPION XL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

76 114
AZITHROMYCIN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

A 77 46
DEXILANT 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 78 110
JANTOVEN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 79 249
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

79 70
XARELTO 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

81 112
FINASTERIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

82 81
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

A 82 91
PREMARIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

84 289
BENICAR 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 152
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O 84 56
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

87 206
PREDNISONE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

88 42
AMITIZA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

88 149
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

88 69
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

A 91 75
SYMBICORT 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

91 124
CELECOXIB 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

91 104
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

94 248
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

94 168
GENERLAC 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 94 285
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

94 96
MUPIROCIN* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

98 131
ZETIA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

98 73
LANTUS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

100 80
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

101 130
TIZANIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

102 60
METFORMIN HCL ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

102 41
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

102 61
AMOXICILLIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

A 105 101
OXCARBAZEPINE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 105 198
PROAIR HFA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

107 97
VERAPAMIL ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

107 139
CARBAMAZEPINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 107 225
EXELON 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

107 170
NIFEDIPINE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

111 85
SPIRIVA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

112 117
BUSPIRONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

112 99
MIRTAZAPINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

112 63
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 115 231
PHENOBARBITAL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 116 193
SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

116 79
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 118 68
NYSTATIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

118 150
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

120 74
FENOFIBRATE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

121 183
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

121 210
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 123 309
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

124 92
LEVOFLOXACIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

A 124 93
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

126 62
LINZESS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 126 128
LOVASTATIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

126 54
SUCRALFATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

126 133
MECLIZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

130 105
LANSOPRAZOLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 130 208
SYNTHROID 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 132 66
VALPROIC ACID* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 133 329
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 133 195
TRADJENTA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 135 109
BYSTOLIC 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

136 103
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 137 200
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 138 142
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 139 123
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

139 108
FENTANYL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 O 139 148
GLIPIZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

142 55
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 Feb. 14, 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.