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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,315Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 258

$5.84M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 258

275 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

71% of this provider’s 275 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

10% of this provider’s 153 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 275 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

44% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$566 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $122 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$2.53M

2012

$2.97M

2013

$3.61M

2014

$5.84M

2015

Number of Claims

6,183

2012

6,724

2013

7,934

2014

10,315

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
TRUVADA

Treats HIV infection. Also ... +

Treats HIV infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

384

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

40

patients, 15% of all patients

1 212
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

41

patients, 15% of all patients

2 3
VALACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes virus infecti... +

Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

38

patients, 14% of all patients

3 236
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

4 15
ISENTRESS

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

5 248
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

6 2
REYATAZ 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

7 261
NORVIR

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

7 261
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

Treating infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

40

patients, 15% of all patients

A 9 55
TIVICAY 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

10 271
EPZICOM 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

11 275
TRIUMEQ 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

12 282
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

13 68
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

14 159
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

15 30
LEVOFLOXACIN

Levofloxacin is used to tre... +

Levofloxacin is used to treat certain infections such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and sinus, urinary tract, kidney, prostate (a male reproductive gland), and skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

62

patients, 23% of all patients

A 16 81
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

17 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

18 11
NEVIRAPINE ER 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

10 18 306
VIREAD 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

20 315
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

R 21 44
STRIBILD 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

22 328
PREZISTA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

23 333
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

23 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

25 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

25 6
ABACAVIR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

27 349
LAMIVUDINE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

27 349
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

O 29 1
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 30 22
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

31 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 32 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 33 29
SUSTIVA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 33 361
ATRIPLA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 35 368
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

36 4
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

36 43
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

38 79
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

A 39 211
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 40 141
COMPLERA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 41 390
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 42 7
FAMCICLOVIR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 43 395
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 44 34
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 45 12
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 45 13
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 47 171
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 A 47 209
AMIKACIN SULFATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 A 10 47 291
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 50 146
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 51 202
ETHAMBUTOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

51 418
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 51 19
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 26, 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.