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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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19,262Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 53 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$924K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 114 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

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

56% 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

4% of this provider’s 518 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

35% of this provider’s 646 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 646 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% 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

30 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

$1.12M

2014

$950K

2015

$924K

2016

Number of Claims

21,093

2014

19,415

2015

19,262

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 701

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

111

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
GABAPENTIN 554

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

2 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 544

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

109

patients, 17% of all patients

3 13
SIMVASTATIN 527

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

4 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

6 6
LISINOPRIL 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

7 4
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

110

patients, 17% of all patients

8 94
METFORMIN HCL 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

9 5
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

10 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

11 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

12 19
ATENOLOL 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

13 32
SERTRALINE HCL 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

14 25
TORSEMIDE 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

15 172
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

16 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

17 37
TRAMADOL HCL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

O 18 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

19 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

20 40
FUROSEMIDE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

21 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

22 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

23 14
NAMENDA XR 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

24 67
CLOPIDOGREL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

25 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

26 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

27 12
CLONAZEPAM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

28 34
ALLOPURINOL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

29 33
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

O 30 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 11
CARVEDILOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

32 22
ALPRAZOLAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

32 15
LYRICA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 58
TRAZODONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

35 27
DIAZEPAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 77
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

36 119
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

38 83
NEXIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

39 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 40 51
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O 41 113
LEVOFLOXACIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

A 41 93
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 26
LANTUS 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

44 80
DILTIAZEM ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 350
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 219
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

47 23
JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 47
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

A 49 222
TIZANIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

50 60
CITALOPRAM HBR 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 28
LEVETIRACETAM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 52 100
RISPERIDONE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 52 102
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

54 153
PREDNISONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

55 42
NAPROXEN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

56 90
MELOXICAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

57 20
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 61
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 186
CELECOXIB 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

60 104
BUPROPION XL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 114
LACTULOSE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

61 141
PAROXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 82
FINASTERIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 64 81
SUCRALFATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

65 133
VERAPAMIL ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 139
FLUOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 53
AMOXICILLIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A 67 101
HYDRALAZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

69 64
VENTOLIN HFA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

69 59
KLOR-CON M20 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 143
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 132
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 30
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 210
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 70
BUSPIRONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 76 99
DULOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 77 35
MIRTAZAPINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 77 63
ESTRADIOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 77 127
SYMBICORT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

80 124
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

81 212
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

82 44
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

82 86
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 84 69
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 84 116
IRBESARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 86 166
FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

87 88
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 Oct. 18, 2007.
  • 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.