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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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14,630Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 141 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$844K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 139 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

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

36% 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

3% of this provider’s 490 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

37% of this provider’s 537 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 537 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$728K

2014

$792K

2015

$844K

2016

Number of Claims

13,179

2014

13,308

2015

14,630

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 632

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

100

patients, 19% of all patients

2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 469

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

4 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

5 19
OMEPRAZOLE 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

6 6
METFORMIN HCL 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

7 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

8 11
FUROSEMIDE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

9 9
SERTRALINE HCL 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

10 25
CLOPIDOGREL 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

11 21
GABAPENTIN 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

12 7
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

13 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

14 12
SIMVASTATIN 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

15 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

16 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

16 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

18 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

18 13
ALPRAZOLAM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

20 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

21 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

22 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

23 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

24 29
LABETALOL HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

25 184
MELOXICAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

26 20
TRAMADOL HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

O 27 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

28 24
MIRTAZAPINE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

29 63
TEMAZEPAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

30 89
JANUVIA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 47
CLONIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

32 43
LANTUS 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

33 80
PAROXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 82
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

35 76
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 61
AZITHROMYCIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

A 37 46
CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

37 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

39 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

40 16
LEVOFLOXACIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

A 40 93
CLONAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

40 34
SUCRALFATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

43 133
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 68
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 45 119
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 44
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 146
CRESTOR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 49 38
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

50 62
ROPINIROLE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 84
MEMANTINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 71
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 70
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

54 72
ATENOLOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 32
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O 55 8
DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 35
ELIQUIS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 106
TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 27
INVOKANA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 59 171
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

A 61 91
ALLOPURINOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 33
VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 63 50
BENAZEPRIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 64 49
DIAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 77
LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 66 58
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

66 23
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 April 22, 2015.
  • 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.