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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,969Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 210 providers in this state and specialty

$1.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 210 providers in this state and specialty

595 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

35% of this provider’s 538 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 46%.

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Antibiotics

8% of this provider’s 595 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs *

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$100 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $97 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$1.68M

2014

$1.67M

2015

$1.5M

2016

Number of Claims

15,458

2014

15,434

2015

14,969

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
CLONAZEPAM 1,232

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,038

prescriptions.

235

patients, 39% of all patients

1 3
FLUOXETINE HCL 998

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

948

prescriptions.

197

patients, 33% of all patients

2 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 513

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

3 60
DONEPEZIL HCL 465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

4 36
LAMOTRIGINE 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

5 18
GABAPENTIN 419

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

6 23
NAMENDA XR 395

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

7 48
TRAZODONE HCL 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

8 2
NUEDEXTA 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

9 54
DULOXETINE HCL 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

10 6
OLANZAPINE 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

P 11 11
CARBAMAZEPINE 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

12 49
RIVASTIGMINE* 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

13 80
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

P 14 1
MIRTAZAPINE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

14 9
EXELON 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

16 75
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

17 38
RIVASTIGMINE* 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

18 81
MISOPROSTOL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

19 93
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

20 59
ROPINIROLE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

21 65
MEMANTINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

22 43
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

23 46
BUPROPION XL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

24 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

25 12
ARIPIPRAZOLE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

P 26 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

27 76
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

28 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 81
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

30 14
RISPERIDONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

P 31 5
BUSPIRONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

32 22
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 83
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

34 119
TIAGABINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

10 35 121
LISINOPRIL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

36 45
FANAPT 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 P 37 103
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 13
MEXILETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

39 126
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

40 129
TOPIRAMATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

41 35
PROPRANOLOL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

42 50
LORAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 17
LEVETIRACETAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 86
NEUPRO 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 134
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 39
PRISTIQ 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 47 52
LATUDA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 P 48 33
PIMOZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 10 49 140
CITALOPRAM HBR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

50 20
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 110
FUROSEMIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

52 64
CLOPIDOGREL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

54 100
OMEPRAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 44
DOXEPIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 71
CARVEDILOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 100
RAMIPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

57 150
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 P 60 25
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 3, 2016.
  • 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.