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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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16,601Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 96 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$833K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 144 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

840 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

2% of this provider’s 686 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

38% of this provider’s 840 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 840 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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$798K

2014

$799K

2015

$833K

2016

Number of Claims

16,543

2014

15,847

2015

16,601

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
METFORMIN HCL 656

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

136

patients, 16% of all patients

1 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 544

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

2 3
FUROSEMIDE 518

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

3 9
LISINOPRIL 484

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 472

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

5 2
GABAPENTIN 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

6 7
SERTRALINE HCL 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

7 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

8 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

9 11
OMEPRAZOLE 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

10 6
GLIMEPIRIDE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

11 29
SIMVASTATIN 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

12 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

13 1
TRAMADOL HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

O 14 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

15 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

16 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

17 16
CLONAZEPAM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

17 34
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

19 74
TAMSULOSIN HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

20 24
GEMFIBROZIL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

21 126
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

O 22 8
ALLOPURINOL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

23 33
PREDNISONE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

142

patients, 17% of all patients

24 42
ALPRAZOLAM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

25 15
AMOXICILLIN 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

A 26 101
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

27 12
MELOXICAM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

28 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

29 18
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

30 30
CARVEDILOL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

30 22
ATENOLOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

32 32
TRAZODONE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

33 27
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

34 237
ETODOLAC 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

35 197
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

36 125
FENOFIBRATE* 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

37 95
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

38 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

39 40
CEPHALEXIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

A 40 134
CLOPIDOGREL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

41 21
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

A 42 75
FINASTERIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

43 81
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

44 36
LOVASTATIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

44 54
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 68
MEMANTINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 71
DONEPEZIL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 37
GLIPIZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

49 55
LYRICA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 58
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 62
DULOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 35
CLONIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 43
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

54 96
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 38
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 56 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

57 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 70
VENTOLIN HFA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 59
SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 79
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 31
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

62 65
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

A 62 91
TEMAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 89
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

65 69
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

65 61
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 67 72
MECLIZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

68 105
LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 69 80
NAMENDA XR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 70 67
PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 70 82
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 116
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.