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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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21,523Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

617 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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 493 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

36% of this provider’s 617 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 617 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

35 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

$1.26M

2014

$1.41M

2015

$1.35M

2016

Number of Claims

20,962

2014

22,858

2015

21,523

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 807

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

111

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
SIMVASTATIN 669

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

2 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 622

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 563

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

O 4 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
LISINOPRIL 509

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

6 4
GABAPENTIN 502

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

7 7
ALPRAZOLAM 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

8 15
METFORMIN HCL 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

9 5
OMEPRAZOLE 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

9 6
FUROSEMIDE 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

11 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

12 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

13 18
CLOPIDOGREL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

14 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

15 12
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

16 125
CARVEDILOL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

17 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

18 19
CLONAZEPAM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

19 34
TRAMADOL HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

O 20 17
MELOXICAM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

21 20
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

22 136
SERTRALINE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

23 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

24 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

25 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

25 14
RANITIDINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

27 52
NEXIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

28 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

29 36
ATENOLOL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

30 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

30 23
DEXILANT 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

32 110
LYRICA 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 58
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

34 11
ALLOPURINOL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

35 33
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

35 169
JANUVIA 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

35 47
CRESTOR 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

38 39
TEMAZEPAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

39 89
LORAZEPAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

40 48
DULOXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

41 35
HYDRALAZINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

42 64
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

43 30
TRAZODONE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

44 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

45 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

45 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

47 37
CLONIDINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

48 43
PAROXETINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

49 82
NUEDEXTA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 50 144
VALSARTAN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

51 50
WARFARIN SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 40
AZITHROMYCIN 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

A 53 46
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 61
FLUOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

55 53
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 137
GLIMEPIRIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

56 29
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

58 70
VESICARE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 59 156
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 86
FENOFIBRATE* 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 111
BACLOFEN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

61 87
ELIQUIS 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 63 106
FAMOTIDINE* 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

64 88
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 65 231
NIFEDIPINE ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 85
MIRTAZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 63
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

67 69
MEMANTINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 69 71
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

70 62
IBUPROFEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

70 98
RAMIPRIL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 72 107
LOVASTATIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 54
LANTUS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 80
JANTOVEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 73 249
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 76 138
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

77 96
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 78 57
ZETIA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 73
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

80 65
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 80 51
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 82 319
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

83 38
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

84 92
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 85 44
TIZANIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

85 60
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

87 26
MECLIZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

87 105
ADVAIR DISKUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 89 78
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

89 72
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

91 76
PREDNISONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

92 42
ROPINIROLE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 92 84
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

94 210
CARTIA XT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

94 211
BYSTOLIC 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 96 103
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

97 132
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

98 135
TRADJENTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 98 109
LATANOPROST 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 100 201
RIVASTIGMINE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 100 263
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 102 168
SOTALOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 103 257
OXCARBAZEPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 103 198
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

105 122
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 105 81
SEROQUEL XR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 P 105 246
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 March 2, 2017.
  • 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.