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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,310Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$2.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

1,084 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

5% of this provider’s 735 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

28% of this provider’s 1,084 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 1,084 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$1.74M

2014

$1.84M

2015

$2.09M

2016

Number of Claims

30,680

2014

32,153

2015

35,310

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,846

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,229

prescriptions.

241

patients, 22% of all patients

O 1 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,404

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,107

prescriptions.

238

patients, 22% of all patients

2 3
METFORMIN HCL 1,028

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

717

prescriptions.

164

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
ALPRAZOLAM 977

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

144

patients, 13% of all patients

4 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 971

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

742

prescriptions.

156

patients, 14% of all patients

5 1
LISINOPRIL 943

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

158

patients, 15% of all patients

6 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 834

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

710

prescriptions.

123

patients, 11% of all patients

7 2
FUROSEMIDE 750

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

131

patients, 12% of all patients

8 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 663

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

115

patients, 11% of all patients

9 12
GABAPENTIN 595

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

124

patients, 11% of all patients

10 7
MELOXICAM 554

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

11 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 551

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

12 26
OMEPRAZOLE 550

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

13 6
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

188

patients, 17% of all patients

14 65
CARVEDILOL 513

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

15 22
SIMVASTATIN 501

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

16 10
CLOPIDOGREL 480

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

17 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 458

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

18 13
TRAMADOL HCL 443

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

O 19 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 436

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

20 31
DEXILANT 406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

21 110
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

22 11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

O 23 56
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

24 36
TIZANIDINE HCL 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

25 60
CRESTOR 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

26 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

27 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

28 16
TRAZODONE HCL 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

29 27
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

30 57
RANITIDINE HCL 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

31 52
CLONAZEPAM 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

32 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

33 28
VENTOLIN HFA 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

34 59
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

35 19
NEXIUM 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

36 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

37 23
LYRICA 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

38 58
SERTRALINE HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

39 25
ALLOPURINOL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

40 33
NIFEDIPINE ER 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

41 85
TAMSULOSIN HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

42 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

43 29
LORAZEPAM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

44 48
DULOXETINE HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

45 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

46 37
IBUPROFEN 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

47 98
VALSARTAN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

48 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

49 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

49 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

P 51 51
LANTUS 173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

52 80
WARFARIN SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

53 40
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

53 74
BACLOFEN 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

55 87
ROPINIROLE HCL 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

56 84
CELECOXIB 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

57 104
BUSPIRONE HCL 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

58 99
MECLIZINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

58 105
AMOXICILLIN 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

A 60 101
DIAZEPAM 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

61 77
AZITHROMYCIN 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

116

patients, 11% of all patients

A 62 46
CLONIDINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

63 43
SYMBICORT 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

64 124
ATENOLOL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

65 32
BYSTOLIC 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

66 103
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

67 62
TEMAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

68 89
PROAIR HFA 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

69 97
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

102

patients, 9% of all patients

70 92
VOLTAREN 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

71 157
PAROXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

72 82
RISPERIDONE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 73 102
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

74 125
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

75 96
PROMETHAZINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

75 118
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

75 61
ESTRADIOL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

78 127
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

79 225
JANUVIA 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

80 47
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

81 108
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

82 137
FAMOTIDINE* 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

83 88
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

83 135
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

85 38
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

86 44
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

86 130
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

88 70
BENICAR 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

89 152
RAMIPRIL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

90 107
FLUOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

91 53
MIRTAZAPINE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

92 63
NAPROXEN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

93 90
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

94 123
LOVASTATIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

95 54
BENAZEPRIL HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

96 49
GLIPIZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

97 55
ZETIA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

98 73
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

98 68
VICTOZA 3-PAK 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

100 265
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

101 260
FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

101 111
BENICAR HCT 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

101 217
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

104 264
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

104 86
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

A 106 91
CARBAMAZEPINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 106 225
HYDRALAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

108 64
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 109 132
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN-HCTZ 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 109 329
KLOR-CON M20 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 111 143
PREDNISONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

112 42
NYSTATIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

113 150
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 114 176
TANZEUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 114 378
BUPROPION XL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 116 114
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 116 138
SPIRIVA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

118 117
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

118 76
AMITIZA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

118 149
QUINAPRIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 118 160
FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 122 95
ARIPIPRAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 P 122 175
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

A 124 75
XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 125 112
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 125 212
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

125 248
INVOKANA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

125 171
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 O 129 113
TORSEMIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 130 172
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 O 131 190
FENTANYL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 O 131 148
FINASTERIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 131 81
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

131 136
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

131 244
SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

136 79
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 Sept. 1, 2016.
  • 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.