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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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22,655Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

803 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

4% of this provider’s 658 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

41% of this provider’s 803 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 803 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$1.08M

2014

$1.05M

2015

$1.12M

2016

Number of Claims

22,600

2014

22,278

2015

22,655

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
METFORMIN HCL 740

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 714

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

2 1
ALPRAZOLAM 648

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

3 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 622

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 577

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

6 2
TRAMADOL HCL 502

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

O 7 17
LISINOPRIL 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

8 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

O 9 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

10 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

11 12
SIMVASTATIN 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

12 10
GABAPENTIN 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

13 7
FUROSEMIDE 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

14 9
GLIMEPIRIDE 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

15 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

16 13
CARVEDILOL 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

17 22
CLOPIDOGREL 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

18 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

19 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

20 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

21 11
ALLOPURINOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

22 33
CLONAZEPAM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

23 34
MELOXICAM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

24 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

25 24
BENAZEPRIL HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

26 49
FENOFIBRATE* 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

27 95
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

28 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

29 38
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

30 44
SERTRALINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

31 25
NEXIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

32 45
ATENOLOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

33 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

33 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

33 68
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

36 76
VALSARTAN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

37 50
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 38 51
RANITIDINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

39 52
GLIPIZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

40 55
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 260
WARFARIN SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

<11 42 40
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 70
CRESTOR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

44 39
CLONIDINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

46 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

46 23
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

48 72
FLUOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

49 53
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 69
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 61
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 16
DIAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

53 77
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

54 132
GEMFIBROZIL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 126
VENTOLIN HFA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

56 59
DULOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 35
JANUVIA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 47
FINASTERIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

59 81
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 86
LOVASTATIN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 54
SYNTHROID 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

62 66
PAROXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

63 82
CITALOPRAM HBR 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 28
BUSPIRONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

65 99
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

66 62
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 108
HYDRALAZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

68 64
SPIRIVA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 117
TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 27
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

71 57
CEFUROXIME 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

A 71 165
LORAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

71 48
DEXILANT 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 74 110
DONEPEZIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 37
ROPINIROLE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 76 84
MEMANTINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

76 71
LYRICA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

78 58
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 153
MIRTAZAPINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

80 63
FENOFIBRATE* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

81 111
ADVAIR DISKUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

81 78
LEVOFLOXACIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

A 81 93
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

84 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 85 79
NIFEDIPINE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 85 85
FELODIPINE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 87 234
AZITHROMYCIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A 88 46
ONDANSETRON ODT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

89 236
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

A 89 75
NYSTATIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

89 150
PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

92 42
PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

93 97
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 94 56
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 95 116
ETODOLAC 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

95 197
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 97 176
FENTANYL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 O 97 148
MECLIZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

99 105
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 100 83
XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 101 112
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 101 91
ELIQUIS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 101 106
FLUCONAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

104 121
LEVETIRACETAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 105 100
PHENOBARBITAL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 105 193
BYSTOLIC 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 105 103
ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 108 73
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 23, 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.