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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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15,979Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 110 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$757K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 175 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

508 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 369 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

38% of this provider’s 508 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 508 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$47 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

$817K

2014

$860K

2015

$757K

2016

Number of Claims

15,596

2014

15,931

2015

15,979

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 538

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 511

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
GABAPENTIN 505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

4 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 440

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
LISINOPRIL 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

6 4
TRAMADOL HCL 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

O 7 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

8 12
MELOXICAM 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

9 20
FUROSEMIDE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

10 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

11 13
SIMVASTATIN 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

12 10
METFORMIN HCL 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

13 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

O 14 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

15 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

16 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

17 14
CLONAZEPAM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

18 34
ALPRAZOLAM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

19 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

20 18
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

21 94
CLOPIDOGREL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

22 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

23 16
TRAZODONE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

24 27
SERTRALINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

25 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 26 51
FLUOXETINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

27 53
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 119
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

29 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 40
LYRICA 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

31 58
ATENOLOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

32 32
TIZANIDINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

33 60
CARVEDILOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

34 22
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

34 61
METFORMIN HCL ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 41
BUSPIRONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

37 99
GLIMEPIRIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 44
PAROXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 82
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

41 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

42 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

44 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 28
ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 33
DULOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

48 35
RANITIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 52
NUEDEXTA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 50 144
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 51 30
AZITHROMYCIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

A 51 46
LANTUS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 80
ARIPIPRAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 P 54 175
JANUVIA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

54 47
BUPROPION XL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 114
HYDRALAZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 64
SPIRONOLACTONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 79
FAMOTIDINE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 59 88
GLIPIZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

60 55
SUCRALFATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

60 133
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

62 36
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 63 86
PREDNISONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

64 42
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

A 64 91
ROPINIROLE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 66 84
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

A 67 75
KLOR-CON M20 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 68 143
CHLORTHALIDONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 69 144
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 69 123
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 43
DIAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 71 77
TEMAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 89
ESTRADIOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 127
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

75 76
NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 76 45
MYRBETRIQ 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 76 215
LORAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

76 48
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 May 15, 2018.
  • 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.