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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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7,866Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 349 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$453K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 342 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

425 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

25% of this provider’s 425 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 425 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$549K

2014

$490K

2015

$453K

2016

Number of Claims

9,644

2014

8,688

2015

7,866

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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 346

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

1 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 329

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 279

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

4 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

5 3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

6 18
METFORMIN HCL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

7 5
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

8 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

9 12
SIMVASTATIN 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

10 10
GABAPENTIN 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

11 7
OMEPRAZOLE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

12 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

13 13
TRAZODONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

14 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

15 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

16 29
ALPRAZOLAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

17 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

18 37
CLOPIDOGREL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

18 21
TRAMADOL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

O 20 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

21 68
CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

21 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

23 14
FUROSEMIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

23 9
PREDNISONE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

25 42
VESICARE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 25 156
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

O 27 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

28 28
METFORMIN HCL ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

29 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

30 16
JANUVIA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

31 47
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

32 23
LORAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

33 48
SYNTHROID 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

34 66
WARFARIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 34 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

36 24
MEMANTINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 37 71
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 38
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

39 122
CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 40 34
DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

41 35
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 42 62
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 Dec. 18, 2014.
  • 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.