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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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15,226Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 130 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$744K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 181 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

581 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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 461 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

39% of this provider’s 581 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 581 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$770K

2014

$785K

2015

$744K

2016

Number of Claims

17,210

2014

17,072

2015

15,226

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 844

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

127

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 832

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

694

prescriptions.

134

patients, 23% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 603

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 525

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

4 86
GABAPENTIN 507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

107

patients, 18% of all patients

5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 496

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

6 6
METFORMIN HCL 455

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
LISINOPRIL 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

8 4
CARVEDILOL 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

9 22
MELOXICAM 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

10 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

11 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

12 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

13 13
FUROSEMIDE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

14 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

15 24
SIMVASTATIN 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

16 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

17 19
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

18 69
WARFARIN SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

19 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

20 14
ALLOPURINOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

21 33
ATENOLOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

22 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

23 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

24 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

25 28
NIFEDIPINE ER 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

26 85
TRAMADOL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

O 27 17
LYRICA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

27 58
CLOPIDOGREL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

29 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

30 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

30 18
LANTUS 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

32 80
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

A 33 75
TRADJENTA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 109
DULOXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

35 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 11
TRAZODONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

37 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 44
TRULICITY 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

39 232
SPIRONOLACTONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 79
PREDNISONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

41 42
ELIQUIS 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 42 106
VALSARTAN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 50
BENAZEPRIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 49
NAMENDA XR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 44 67
XARELTO 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 46 112
CLONIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 43
NEXIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 45
RAMIPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 49 107
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

O 50 8
AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

A 51 46
ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 78
SERTRALINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 25
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 54 83
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 55 26
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 61
TIZANIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

57 60
DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 58 159
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 58 57
PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 82
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 61 74
GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 55
INVOKANA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 63 171
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 9, 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.