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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,224Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$1.84M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

391 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

23% of this provider’s 364 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

69% of this provider’s 391 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

39% of this provider’s 391 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

80 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

$1.98M

2014

$2.11M

2015

$1.84M

2016

Number of Claims

32,887

2014

33,704

2015

31,224

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,575

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,547

prescriptions.

159

patients, 41% of all patients

1 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,114

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,071

prescriptions.

122

patients, 31% of all patients

2 2
SERTRALINE HCL 742

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

69

patients, 18% of all patients

3 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 692

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

106

patients, 27% of all patients

4 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 653

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

81

patients, 21% of all patients

5 3
NAMENDA XR 640

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

6 67
OMEPRAZOLE 575

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

85

patients, 22% of all patients

7 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 465

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

8 37
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 452

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

9 1
CLOPIDOGREL 447

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

10 21
GABAPENTIN 441

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

11 7
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

12 125
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

88

patients, 23% of all patients

O 13 8
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

97

patients, 25% of all patients

14 181
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

15 31
METFORMIN HCL 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

16 5
ELIQUIS 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

17 106
LISINOPRIL 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

18 4
ALPRAZOLAM 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

19 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

P 20 51
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

21 12
CARVEDILOL 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

22 22
RANITIDINE HCL 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

23 52
WARFARIN SODIUM 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

24 40
LORAZEPAM 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

25 48
TRAZODONE HCL 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

26 27
KLOR-CON M10 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

10 27 203
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

27 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

29 24
TRAMADOL HCL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

O 30 17
JANUVIA 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

31 47
CITALOPRAM HBR 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

32 28
CRESTOR 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

33 39
LYRICA 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

34 58
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

35 72
SIMVASTATIN 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

36 10
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

37 137
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

38 169
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

39 14
EXELON 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

40 170
MECLIZINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

41 105
KLOR-CON M20 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

42 143
PREDNISONE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

43 42
DIGOXIN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

44 159
LEVOFLOXACIN 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

93

patients, 24% of all patients

A 45 93
MEMANTINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

46 71
DULOXETINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

46 35
CLONAZEPAM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

48 34
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

49 173
VOLTAREN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

50 157
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

51 136
NYSTATIN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

52 150
LEVETIRACETAM 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

53 100
RISPERIDONE 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

P 54 102
MIRTAZAPINE 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

55 63
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

84

patients, 21% of all patients

A 55 129
FAMOTIDINE* 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

55 88
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

58 18
VESICARE 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

<11 58 156
MEGESTROL ACETATE 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

58 179
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

61 119
PATADAY 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

61 233
NEXIUM 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

61 45
FINASTERIDE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

64 81
DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE* 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

82

patients, 21% of all patients

65 359
VALSARTAN 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

65 50
NUEDEXTA 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

65 144
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

68 11
BUSPIRONE HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

69 99
GLIMEPIRIDE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

70 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

71 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

72 70
FENTANYL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

O 73 148
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

A 74 91
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

75 123
RANEXA 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

<11 76 223
ALLOPURINOL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

76 33
LINZESS 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

76 128
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

79 210
TEMAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

80 89
ROPINIROLE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

81 84
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

82 36
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

83 287
CEPHALEXIN 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

A 84 134
RIVASTIGMINE* 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

85 227
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

A 85 178
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

87 16
KLOR-CON 8 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 88 386
FENOFIBRATE* 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

89 183
CEFTRIAXONE* 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

69

patients, 18% of all patients

A 89 221
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

91 23
METOLAZONE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

92 191
SPIRONOLACTONE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

93 79
BACLOFEN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

94 87
LEVEMIR 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 94 218
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

96 132
CLONIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

97 43
CLONIDINE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

98 252
KETOCONAZOLE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

99 216
OLANZAPINE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 100 147
ADVAIR DISKUS 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

101 78
MELOXICAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

102 20
SOTALOL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 102 257
PHENOBARBITAL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 104 193
NIFEDIPINE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

105 85
FENOFIBRATE* 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 105 111
SYMBICORT 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

107 124
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 108 76
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 108 138
SUCRALFATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

110 133
AMIODARONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

110 174
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

A 110 75
PAROXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 113 82
GENERLAC 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 113 285
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O 113 56
ARIPIPRAZOLE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 116 175
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

116 177
LIDOCAINE HCL* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

118 261
LATANOPROST 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

119 201
DILTIAZEM HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 120 267
LACTULOSE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

120 141
BENAZEPRIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

122 49
XARELTO 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 122 112
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

A 124 222
CEFUROXIME 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

A 125 165
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 126 30
ATENOLOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 126 32
LANTUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

128 80
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 129 213
DEXILANT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 129 110
MUPIROCIN* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

131 131
AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

A 131 46
NAMZARIC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 133 239
VENLAFAXINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 134 258
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 135 86
LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 135 54
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 Feb. 8, 2017.
  • 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.