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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,346Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 191 providers in this state and specialty

$297K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 191 providers in this state and specialty

335 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

47% of this provider’s 335 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 335 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $118 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$305K

2014

$318K

2015

$297K

2016

Number of Claims

6,511

2014

7,413

2015

7,346

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 278

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

1 4
METFORMIN HCL 269

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

2 5
CLONAZEPAM 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

3 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

4 1
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

72

patients, 21% of all patients

5 22
OMEPRAZOLE 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

6 8
SIMVASTATIN 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

7 16
FUROSEMIDE 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
LISINOPRIL 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

8 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

10 11
GABAPENTIN 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

11 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

12 2
TAMSULOSIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

13 45
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

14 18
MELOXICAM 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

15 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

16 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

17 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

18 13
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

19 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

20 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

21 32
CLOPIDOGREL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

22 6
SERTRALINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

23 27
LEVOFLOXACIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

A 24 92
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

O 25 21
TRAMADOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

O 26 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

27 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 P 28 56
ALLOPURINOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 28 42
TEMAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

30 115
LORAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 30 97
DONEPEZIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 32 69
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 33 31
AZITHROMYCIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

A 33 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 33 50
ALPRAZOLAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 33 20
TIZANIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

37 57
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 April 7, 2010.
  • 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.