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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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8,158Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 333 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$382K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 409 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

538 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

46% of this provider’s 538 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 538 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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$385K

2014

$353K

2015

$382K

2016

Number of Claims

7,375

2014

7,632

2015

8,158

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 473

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

97

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 360

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
METFORMIN HCL 300

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

3 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

4 3
SIMVASTATIN 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

5 10
LISINOPRIL 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

6 4
OMEPRAZOLE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

7 6
LEVOFLOXACIN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

95

patients, 18% of all patients

A 8 93
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

9 12
MELOXICAM 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

10 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

11 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

12 30
TRAMADOL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

O 13 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

14 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

15 11
AZITHROMYCIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

A 16 46
GABAPENTIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

16 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

18 31
ATENOLOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

19 32
SERTRALINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

20 25
GLIMEPIRIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

21 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

22 24
SYNTHROID 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

23 66
FUROSEMIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

24 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

24 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

26 16
ALPRAZOLAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

26 15
CLOPIDOGREL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

28 21
TRAZODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

29 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

30 19
CARVEDILOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

31 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 68
ALLOPURINOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 33
DULOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

33 35
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 62
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

36 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

37 36
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

A 38 75
BUPROPION XL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 39 114
VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

40 50
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 41 44
GLIPIZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 41 55
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 July 8, 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.