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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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18,971Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 58 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$919K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 116 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

1,197 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

5% of this provider’s 954 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

26% of this provider’s 1,197 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 1,197 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$1.09M

2014

$1.15M

2015

$919K

2016

Number of Claims

22,987

2014

24,466

2015

18,971

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 780

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

706

prescriptions.

177

patients, 15% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 722

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

130

patients, 11% of all patients

2 2
GABAPENTIN 639

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

160

patients, 13% of all patients

3 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 618

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

146

patients, 12% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 576

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

135

patients, 11% of all patients

5 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 497

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

130

patients, 11% of all patients

6 19
FUROSEMIDE 492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

122

patients, 10% of all patients

7 9
METFORMIN HCL 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

115

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

9 11
OMEPRAZOLE 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

102

patients, 9% of all patients

10 6
CLOPIDOGREL 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

11 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

12 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

13 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

14 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

15 29
SIMVASTATIN 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

16 10
ATENOLOL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

17 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

18 16
TRAMADOL HCL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

O 19 17
SERTRALINE HCL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

20 25
PREDNISONE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

182

patients, 15% of all patients

21 42
MELOXICAM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

22 20
JANUVIA 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

23 47
CEFDINIR 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

172

patients, 14% of all patients

A 24 151
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

25 70
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

26 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

O 27 8
DULOXETINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

28 35
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

29 30
PAROXETINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

30 82
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

P 31 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

32 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

33 28
ALLOPURINOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

34 33
KLOR-CON M20 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

35 143
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

36 26
LYRICA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

37 58
LANTUS 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

37 80
TIZANIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

39 60
TRAZODONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

39 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

41 37
CARVEDILOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

42 22
VALSARTAN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

43 50
FAMOTIDINE* 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

44 88
SPIRONOLACTONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

45 79
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

46 72
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

46 36
XARELTO 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

48 112
HYDRALAZINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

49 64
WARFARIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

50 40
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

A 51 129
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

52 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

53 119
MEMANTINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

53 71
RISPERIDONE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

P 55 102
GLIPIZIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

56 55
NIFEDIPINE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

57 85
PROAIR HFA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

57 97
MIRTAZAPINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

59 63
ALPRAZOLAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

60 15
CLONAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

60 34
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

60 61
NEXIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

63 45
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

O 64 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

65 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

66 53
LEVEMIR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

67 218
AMIODARONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

68 174
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

68 83
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

A 70 222
FINASTERIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

71 81
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 72 94
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

73 38
LOVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

74 54
SUCRALFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

74 133
VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

74 59
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

77 78
RAMIPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 77 107
CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

77 43
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 Feb. 5, 2008.
  • 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.