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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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23,718Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

738 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

7% of this provider’s 598 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

48% of this provider’s 738 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 738 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$1.2M

2014

$1.22M

2015

$1.42M

2016

Number of Claims

22,871

2014

23,042

2015

23,718

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 1,239

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,000

prescriptions.

209

patients, 28% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 868

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

779

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 651

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

125

patients, 17% of all patients

3 11
METFORMIN HCL 625

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 614

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

117

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 565

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

6 13
FUROSEMIDE 555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

7 9
LISINOPRIL 550

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

8 4
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

9 18
OMEPRAZOLE 425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

10 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

O 11 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

12 16
SIMVASTATIN 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

13 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

14 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

15 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

16 37
SERTRALINE HCL 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

17 25
ALPRAZOLAM 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

18 15
CLOPIDOGREL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

19 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

20 14
GABAPENTIN 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

21 7
GLIMEPIRIDE 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

22 29
JANUVIA 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

23 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

24 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

25 40
VALSARTAN 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

26 50
CLONAZEPAM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

27 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

28 28
TRAZODONE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

29 27
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

P 30 51
ALLOPURINOL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

31 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

32 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

33 31
ADVAIR DISKUS 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

34 78
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

35 12
MUPIROCIN* 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

36 131
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

37 68
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

38 76
HYDRALAZINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

39 64
AZITHROMYCIN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

A 40 46
ELIQUIS 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 106
GEMFIBROZIL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

42 126
SPIRIVA 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

42 117
CARVEDILOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

44 22
NAMENDA XR 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 67
MELOXICAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

45 20
TRAMADOL HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

O 47 17
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

48 69
ATENOLOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

48 32
CRESTOR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

50 39
BENAZEPRIL HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 49
LINZESS 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 128
TRADJENTA 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

52 109
VENTOLIN HFA 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

54 59
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 70
ROPINIROLE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 84
METFORMIN HCL ER 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

57 41
XARELTO 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 112
RAMIPRIL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 107
PAROXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 82
LEVETIRACETAM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 100
RANITIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

61 52
ZETIA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 73
NEXIUM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

64 45
NUEDEXTA 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 65 144
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

66 72
PRADAXA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11 67 303
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

A 68 75
PROAIR HFA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

68 97
MEMANTINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

70 71
LEVOFLOXACIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

A 71 93
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

72 62
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 73 56
DULOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

74 35
PREDNISONE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

75 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

76 26
OLANZAPINE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 76 147
LOVASTATIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

78 54
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

78 86
MIRTAZAPINE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 63
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 119
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

82 30
CLONIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

83 43
FLUOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

84 53
FELODIPINE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 85 234
GLIPIZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 55
AMOXICILLIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

A 87 101
TIZANIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

87 60
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

89 74
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 89 61
LACTULOSE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

91 141
LANTUS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

92 80
LEVEMIR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 93 218
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

93 57
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

95 177
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

96 248
LORAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

97 48
BUSPIRONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

98 99
SYNTHROID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 98 66
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 100 36
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 100 123
FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

102 81
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

103 108
LYRICA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 103 58
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 103 168
MINOCYCLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A 106 305
QUINAPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 107 160
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 Nov. 7, 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.