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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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20,621Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$989K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 86 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

595 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% 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

3% of this provider’s 522 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

49% of this provider’s 595 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 595 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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

$1.01M

2014

$887K

2015

$989K

2016

Number of Claims

21,611

2014

19,158

2015

20,621

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 1,021

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

953

prescriptions.

148

patients, 25% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 807

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

674

prescriptions.

135

patients, 23% of all patients

2 3
METFORMIN HCL 669

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

109

patients, 18% of all patients

3 5
SERTRALINE HCL 594

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

4 25
LISINOPRIL 569

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

6 1
TRAMADOL HCL 495

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

129

patients, 22% of all patients

O 7 17
OMEPRAZOLE 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

8 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

O 9 8
FUROSEMIDE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

10 9
GLIMEPIRIDE 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

11 29
GABAPENTIN 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

12 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

13 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

14 19
CLOPIDOGREL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

15 21
DULOXETINE HCL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

16 35
SIMVASTATIN 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

17 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

18 26
PREDNISONE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

161

patients, 27% of all patients

18 42
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

20 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

21 18
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

22 61
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

23 137
MELOXICAM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

24 20
ALLOPURINOL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

25 33
CARVEDILOL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

26 22
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

126

patients, 21% of all patients

A 27 194
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

28 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

29 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

30 11
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

31 92
TAMSULOSIN HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

32 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

33 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

34 36
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 38
NYSTATIN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

35 150
SPIRONOLACTONE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

37 79
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

38 31
LORAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

39 48
VALSARTAN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

41 23
FINASTERIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

41 81
LOVASTATIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 54
ALPRAZOLAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

44 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 28
ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 32
CRESTOR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

47 39
TRAZODONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

48 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

48 40
MIRTAZAPINE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

50 63
ESTRADIOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

51 127
AMITIZA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 52 149
LYRICA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 58
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

54 70
CLONIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

54 43
CHLORTHALIDONE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 144
FLUCONAZOLE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

57 121
RANITIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

58 52
MUPIROCIN* 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

59 131
LEVEMIR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 59 218
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

A 61 75
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 62 44
FLUOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 62 53
CLONAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

64 34
MECLIZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

64 105
CARTIA XT 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

66 211
NEXIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 68 51
CEFUROXIME 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 69 165
KLOR-CON M20 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 143
JANUVIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 47
BYSTOLIC 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 71 103
KLOR-CON M10 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 203
PRIMIDONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 74 253
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 74 116
ELIQUIS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 106
CLOZAPINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 P 77 311
NIFEDIPINE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 77 85
BENAZEPRIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 49
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A 79 129
ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

79 78
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 82 86
BUPROPION XL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

83 114
VESICARE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 84 156
MEMANTINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 85 71
AMOXICILLIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

A 85 101
NAMENDA XR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 87 67
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

88 108
ZETIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 89 73
LEVOFLOXACIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

A 89 93
TIZANIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

91 60
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 91 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 Dec. 8, 2011.
  • 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.