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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,196Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 51 providers in this state and specialty

$1.57M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 51 providers in this state and specialty

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

36% 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 787 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Antibiotics

46% of this provider’s 879 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 41%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 879 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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

$1.58M

2014

$1.62M

2015

$1.57M

2016

Number of Claims

29,489

2014

28,874

2015

28,196

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 1,007

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

871

prescriptions.

127

patients, 14% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 784

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

142

patients, 16% of all patients

2 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 659

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

3 2
CLOPIDOGREL 637

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

4 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 623

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

O 5 11
OMEPRAZOLE 621

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

115

patients, 13% of all patients

6 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 588

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

7 10
FUROSEMIDE 586

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

8 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 552

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

9 9
TRAMADOL HCL 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

O 10 12
LORAZEPAM 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

11 30
GABAPENTIN 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

12 7
ALPRAZOLAM 420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

13 13
LISINOPRIL 405

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

14 5
GLIMEPIRIDE 396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

15 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

15 18
MELOXICAM 379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

17 16
PREDNISONE 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

18 37
CARVEDILOL 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

19 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

20 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

21 25
ALLOPURINOL 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

22 31
METFORMIN HCL 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

23 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

24 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

25 22
CLONAZEPAM 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

26 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

27 54
CELECOXIB 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

28 81
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

29 29
FENTANYL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O 30 137
SERTRALINE HCL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

31 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

32 48
BYSTOLIC 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

33 93
DONEPEZIL HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

34 24
TRAZODONE HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

34 34
CLONIDINE HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

34 39
AMIODARONE HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

37 134
ESTRADIOL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

38 106
WARFARIN SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

39 35
AMOXICILLIN 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

A 40 87
TORSEMIDE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

41 116
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

42 14
LYRICA 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

43 54
VALSARTAN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

44 56
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

O 45 64
RAMIPRIL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

46 114
CITALOPRAM HBR 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

47 26
LANTUS 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

47 73
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

A 49 78
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

50 19
LEVOFLOXACIN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

A 51 82
AZITHROMYCIN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

A 52 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

53 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

54 32
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

55 62
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 56 42
CHLORTHALIDONE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

56 176
MEMANTINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 51
ENTRESTO 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 179
DEXILANT 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 144
PRISTIQ 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

<11 61 159
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

62 45
TEMAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 59
FINASTERIDE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 71
TELMISARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 187
ELIQUIS 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 98
TOVIAZ 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

67 192
ROPINIROLE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

68 104
MECLIZINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

68 107
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

70 117
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

70 119
MEGESTROL ACETATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

72 121
DULOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 47
LINZESS 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 145
TELMISARTAN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

75 199
JANUVIA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

76 58
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

A 76 53
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A 76 95
XARELTO 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

76 103
INVOKANA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 80 200
IBUPROFEN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

80 69
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

82 74
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

83 133
RANITIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

84 43
NEXIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

84 41
COLCRYS 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

86 204
ATENOLOL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

87 33
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 88 49
PROMETHAZINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

89 100
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 89 61
ZETIA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 91 97
SYNTHROID 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

91 76
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 93 176
ULORIC 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 94 215
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

94 36
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 96 217
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 97 84
NYSTATIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

98 136
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

99 88
FLUCONAZOLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

99 141
NAMENDA XR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 99 38
DIAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

102 80
SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

102 115
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

A 104 182
ADVAIR DISKUS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

105 105
PREMARIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 106 225
COLCHICINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

107 227
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 108 241
FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 109 126
NAPROXEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

109 100
KLOR-CON M20 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 109 186
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

112 52
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

112 89
CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 114 63
ONDANSETRON HCL* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

115 187
AZILECT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 116 252
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 116 190
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 118 146
NUEDEXTA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 119 77
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 18, 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.