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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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23,471Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

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

42% 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

8% of this provider’s 569 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

27% of this provider’s 696 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 696 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

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$1.14M

2014

$1.29M

2015

$1.48M

2016

Number of Claims

18,508

2014

21,225

2015

23,471

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
SIMVASTATIN 1,011

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

824

prescriptions.

148

patients, 21% of all patients

1 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 981

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

869

prescriptions.

146

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 660

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 632

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

4 6
METFORMIN HCL 509

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

5 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

6 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

7 16
LISINOPRIL 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

8 4
FUROSEMIDE 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

9 9
ALPRAZOLAM 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

10 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

11 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

12 12
CARVEDILOL 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

13 22
TRAMADOL HCL 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

O 14 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

15 11
CLOPIDOGREL 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

16 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

17 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

18 18
CRESTOR 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

19 39
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

20 30
LORAZEPAM 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

21 48
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

O 22 8
GLIMEPIRIDE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

23 29
SYNTHROID 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

24 66
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

25 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

26 13
TRAZODONE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

27 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

28 26
PREDNISONE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

29 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

30 14
ALLOPURINOL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

31 33
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

32 76
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

32 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

34 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

P 35 51
FLUOXETINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

36 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

36 24
JANUMET 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

38 185
MELOXICAM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

39 20
FINASTERIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

40 81
ZETIA 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

41 73
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

42 23
ATENOLOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

42 32
JANUVIA 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

44 47
GABAPENTIN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

44 7
NAMENDA XR 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

46 67
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

48 44
BENAZEPRIL HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

49 49
SERTRALINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

50 25
DULOXETINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

50 35
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

52 70
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

53 68
SPIRONOLACTONE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

54 79
CLONIDINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

55 43
LYRICA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

55 58
HYDRALAZINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

57 64
ELIQUIS 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 106
NEXIUM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 45
BUPROPION XL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

60 114
WARFARIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 40
FAMOTIDINE* 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 88
FENOFIBRATE* 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 111
LINZESS 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

64 128
BYSTOLIC 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 103
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

66 61
RAMIPRIL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

67 107
NAPROXEN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

68 90
XARELTO 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 112
MECLIZINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

70 105
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 86
METFORMIN HCL ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 41
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

72 72
MEMANTINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 72 71
LOVASTATIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

75 54
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 76 57
GLIPIZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 55
CLONAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

78 34
TRADJENTA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 79 109
DOXEPIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 80 192
BUPROPION HCL SR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

81 180
MIRTAZAPINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

82 63
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 83 146
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

84 62
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

85 135
CELECOXIB 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 104
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 69
AMIODARONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

88 174
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

89 132
RISPERIDONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 90 102
AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A 91 46
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

92 142
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A 92 129
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 94 274
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 23, 2012.
  • 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.