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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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18,446Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 66 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$747K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 178 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

447 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

7% of this provider’s 282 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

42% of this provider’s 447 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 447 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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

$984K

2014

$832K

2015

$747K

2016

Number of Claims

24,667

2014

21,905

2015

18,446

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
GABAPENTIN 879

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

149

patients, 33% of all patients

1 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 698

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

107

patients, 24% of all patients

2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 613

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
METFORMIN HCL 579

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

85

patients, 19% of all patients

4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 562

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

92

patients, 21% of all patients

5 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 560

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

96

patients, 21% of all patients

6 3
MELOXICAM 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

107

patients, 24% of all patients

7 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

8 28
ALPRAZOLAM 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

9 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

10 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

11 23
LISINOPRIL 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

12 4
FUROSEMIDE 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

13 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

13 13
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

15 30
SIMVASTATIN 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

16 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

17 11
CLOPIDOGREL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

18 21
SERTRALINE HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

19 25
TRAZODONE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

20 27
CARVEDILOL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

21 22
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

22 61
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

23 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

24 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

25 19
CLONAZEPAM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

26 34
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

P 26 51
GLIMEPIRIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

28 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

29 16
DULOXETINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

30 35
RANITIDINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

31 52
WARFARIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

32 40
ALLOPURINOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

33 33
AZITHROMYCIN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

104

patients, 23% of all patients

A 33 46
NEXIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

35 45
GLIPIZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

36 55
TIZANIDINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

37 60
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

38 70
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

39 36
BENAZEPRIL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 49
DONEPEZIL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

41 37
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

42 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

43 14
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

44 130
JANUVIA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

45 47
SPIRONOLACTONE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

45 79
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 86
VENTOLIN HFA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

47 59
OXCARBAZEPINE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 198
ADVAIR DISKUS 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

50 78
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

50 74
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

52 248
LINZESS 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

52 128
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

52 96
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

52 153
TRAMADOL HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

O 56 17
LYRICA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

57 58
TOPIRAMATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 154
MIRTAZAPINE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

59 63
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

60 108
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 60 68
TORSEMIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

62 172
CLONIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

63 43
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

A 64 75
BACLOFEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

65 87
CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

66 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

66 24
RISPERIDONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 P 66 102
PROAIR HFA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

66 97
LOVASTATIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 70 54
DEXILANT 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 71 110
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

O 72 8
CILOSTAZOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

73 246
MECLIZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

74 105
GLIPIZIDE XL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

75 163
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 76 44
ROPINIROLE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 84
LACTULOSE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

78 141
SYMBICORT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

79 124
CHLORTHALIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 80 144
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

80 94
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

82 72
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 83 83
IBUPROFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

84 98
TRANSDERM-SCOP 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 84 384
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 86 76
SUCRALFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

86 133
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 86 57
NAPROXEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 86 90
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. 4, 2016.
  • 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.