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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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19,076Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 57 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$868K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 131 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

354 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
36% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

17% of this provider’s 129 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

51% of this provider’s 354 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

66% of this provider’s 354 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

54 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

$755K

2014

$863K

2015

$868K

2016

Number of Claims

16,047

2014

18,572

2015

19,076

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,528

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

181

patients, 51% of all patients

O 1 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,087

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

154

patients, 44% of all patients

2 1
ALPRAZOLAM 651

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

80

patients, 23% of all patients

3 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

72

patients, 20% of all patients

4 13
METFORMIN HCL 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

80

patients, 23% of all patients

5 5
CARVEDILOL 481

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

67

patients, 19% of all patients

6 22
FUROSEMIDE 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

79

patients, 22% of all patients

7 9
GABAPENTIN 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

81

patients, 23% of all patients

8 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

9 14
SIMVASTATIN 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

57

patients, 16% of all patients

10 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

11 36
OMEPRAZOLE 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

72

patients, 20% of all patients

12 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

13 3
RANITIDINE HCL 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

14 52
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

15 2
NEXIUM 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

16 45
CLOPIDOGREL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

17 21
HYDRALAZINE HCL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

18 64
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

P 19 51
CLONIDINE HCL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

20 43
MELOXICAM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

21 20
LISINOPRIL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

22 4
JANUVIA 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

23 47
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

61

patients, 17% of all patients

24 23
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

25 30
VENTOLIN HFA 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

60

patients, 17% of all patients

26 59
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

27 11
AZITHROMYCIN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

132

patients, 37% of all patients

A 28 46
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

29 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

30 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

31 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

31 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

33 26
DULOXETINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

34 35
TRAMADOL HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

O 35 17
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

93

patients, 26% of all patients

36 92
PROAIR HFA 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

37 97
GLIPIZIDE XL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

38 163
ALLOPURINOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

39 33
VALSARTAN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

39 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

41 70
SYMBICORT 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

42 124
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

43 18
TIZANIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

44 60
GLIMEPIRIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

45 29
GEMFIBROZIL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

46 126
CILOSTAZOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

47 246
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 6% of all patients

48 96
LYRICA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

49 58
MIRTAZAPINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

50 63
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

51 24
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

51 65
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

O 53 113
SPIRIVA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

54 117
CLONAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

55 34
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

55 176
LANTUS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

57 80
GLIPIZIDE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

58 140
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

59 130
TRAZODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

59 27
MECLIZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

61 105
ADVAIR DISKUS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

62 78
CRESTOR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

63 39
CELECOXIB 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

64 104
DEXILANT 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 64 110
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

64 44
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

64 61
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

68 86
ONDANSETRON HCL* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

68 187
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 70 16
TRADJENTA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 71 109
INCRUSE ELLIPTA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

72 421
SUCRALFATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

73 133
VOLTAREN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

74 157
LACTULOSE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

74 141
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 76 293
LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

77 54
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 12, 2010.
  • 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.