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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,559Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$1.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

770 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

8% of this provider’s 687 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

32% of this provider’s 770 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 770 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% 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

37 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

$1.41M

2014

$1.49M

2015

$1.44M

2016

Number of Claims

27,540

2014

28,206

2015

28,559

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 1,013

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

955

prescriptions.

151

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
SYNTHROID 755

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

2 66
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 746

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 699

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

4 18
NAMENDA XR 682

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

682

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

5 67
METFORMIN HCL 679

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
MELOXICAM 591

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

143

patients, 19% of all patients

7 20
LISINOPRIL 561

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

8 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 556

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

9 11
OMEPRAZOLE 551

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

10 6
TRAMADOL HCL 513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

O 11 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

12 13
FUROSEMIDE 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

13 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

14 31
GLIPIZIDE XL 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

10 15 163
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

16 23
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 416

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

17 72
CLOPIDOGREL 416

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

17 21
CELECOXIB 411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

19 104
GABAPENTIN 405

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

20 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

O 21 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

22 24
VALSARTAN 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

23 50
CITALOPRAM HBR 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

24 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

25 37
CARVEDILOL 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

26 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

27 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

28 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

P 29 51
NEXIUM 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

30 45
BENAZEPRIL HCL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

31 49
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

32 68
FENOFIBRATE* 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

33 95
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

34 12
ALPRAZOLAM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

35 15
SIMVASTATIN 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

36 10
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

37 74
CLONAZEPAM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

38 34
DULOXETINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

39 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

39 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

41 70
BUDESONIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

10 42 270
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

43 14
PREDNISONE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

44 42
WARFARIN SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 40
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

45 30
SERTRALINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 25
BYSTOLIC 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 103
LACTULOSE 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

49 141
DEXILANT 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

50 110
GLIPIZIDE ER 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

50 140
BROVANA 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

10 52 356
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

53 177
JANUVIA 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 47
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

53 76
DIGOX 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 223
SPIRIVA 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

56 117
AMITIZA 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 149
XARELTO 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

<11 59 112
MIRTAZAPINE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 63
HYDRALAZINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 64
FENOFIBRATE* 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

62 111
ELIQUIS 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

<11 63 106
ALLOPURINOL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 33
CRESTOR 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 39
NOVOLIN 70-30 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 238
PATADAY 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 233
FINASTERIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 81
ZETIA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 69 73
ATENOLOL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

70 32
LOVASTATIN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 54
LYRICA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 58
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 69
LEVOFLOXACIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

A 74 93
TRAZODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

74 27
FENOFIBRATE* 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 183
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 61
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

78 146
AZELASTINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

79 204
GLIMEPIRIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 79 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

81 44
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 53
TEMAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

84 89
CEFDINIR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

A 85 151
SOTALOL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

85 257
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 87 137
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 88 86
BENICAR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 88 152
RANEXA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 88 223
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

91 173
LINZESS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 92 128
TERAZOSIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

92 162
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 92 225
VENTOLIN HFA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

95 59
LORAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

95 48
GLIPIZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 97 55
AMIODARONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 98 174
RAMIPRIL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 98 107
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 100 142
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

101 108
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 101 56
PROAIR HFA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

103 97
BUSPIRONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

104 99
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

104 94
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

104 153
PRISTIQ 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 104 295
GEMFIBROZIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 108 126
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

109 361
MEMANTINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 109 71
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

109 57
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

109 130
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

109 96
TIZANIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 114 60
ROPINIROLE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 114 84
NYSTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

116 150
DALIRESP 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 117 303
MUPIROCIN* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

117 131
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 117 132
MIDODRINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 120 447
BACLOFEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 120 87
VESICARE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 120 156
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A 120 91
VOLTAREN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

120 157
NOVOLIN R 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

125 188
DIAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 125 77
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 125 82
OLANZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P 125 147
MECLIZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

125 105
RANITIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

130 52
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 130 83
LEVETIRACETAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 130 100
ESTRADIOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 133 127
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 May 30, 2008.
  • 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.