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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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10,862Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 231 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$3.89M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

197 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
27% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

0 of this provider’s 54 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

44% of this provider’s 197 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 197 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

39% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$358 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

55 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

$3.14M

2014

$3.5M

2015

$3.89M

2016

Number of Claims

9,575

2014

10,219

2015

10,862

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
NORVIR 538

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

59

patients, 30% of all patients

1 220
TRUVADA 416

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

50

patients, 25% of all patients

2 254
ISENTRESS 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

36

patients, 18% of all patients

3 271
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

41

patients, 21% of all patients

O 4 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

38

patients, 19% of all patients

5 1
PREZISTA 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

33

patients, 17% of all patients

6 268
GABAPENTIN 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

31

patients, 16% of all patients

7 7
LISINOPRIL 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

39

patients, 20% of all patients

8 4
REYATAZ 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

27

patients, 14% of all patients

10 8 281
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 15% of all patients

10 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 15% of all patients

11 12
CLOPIDOGREL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

12 21
METFORMIN HCL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

13 5
OMEPRAZOLE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

14 6
TRAMADOL HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

28

patients, 14% of all patients

O 15 17
ATRIPLA 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

16 282
ABACAVIR 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

10 17 353
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

18 11
EPZICOM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

19 301
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

20 2
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

21 65
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

22 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

23 36
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

23 26
LAMIVUDINE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

25 369
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

27

patients, 14% of all patients

A 26 91
CLONAZEPAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

27 34
NEXIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 28 45
PROMETHAZINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 12% of all patients

29 118
MELOXICAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 7% of all patients

30 20
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 31 62
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 32 31
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

32 122
GEMFIBROZIL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

34 126
GLIPIZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 35 55
TRAZODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 36 27
DESCOVY 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 8% of all patients

37 399
PAROXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 37 82
FUROSEMIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

39 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 40 24
VALACYCLOVIR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 41 340
PREZCOBIX 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 42 405
RANITIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

43 52
AZITHROMYCIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 13% of all patients

A 44 46
COMPLERA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 44 422
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 46 3
FAMOTIDINE* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 47 88
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 48 212
PROAIR HFA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 6% of all patients

48 97
CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 50 39
SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

50 117
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 50 43
SIMVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 53 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 53 51
SERTRALINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 53 25
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 8% of all patients

56 96
ZETIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 57 73
WARFARIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 58 40
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 29, 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.