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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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10,328Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 250 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$617K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 242 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

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

9% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

18% of this provider’s 671 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 671 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% 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

15 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

$475K

2014

$533K

2015

$617K

2016

Number of Claims

7,301

2014

8,466

2015

10,328

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
SIMVASTATIN 561

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

121

patients, 18% of all patients

1 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 471

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 441

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

3 2
METFORMIN HCL 423

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
ALPRAZOLAM 377

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

5 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

6 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

7 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

8 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

9 16
LISINOPRIL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

10 4
TRAMADOL HCL 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

O 11 17
SYNTHROID 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

12 66
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

13 38
GABAPENTIN 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

14 7
GLIMEPIRIDE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

15 29
OMEPRAZOLE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

16 6
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

17 61
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

18 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

19 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

20 11
CLONIDINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

21 43
CRESTOR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

22 39
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

23 74
BENICAR HCT 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

24 217
CLOPIDOGREL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

25 21
TRAZODONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

26 27
BENICAR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

26 152
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

28 69
FUROSEMIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

29 9
ATENOLOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

30 32
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 30
DULOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

32 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

33 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

O 34 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

35 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

35 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

37 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

38 44
FENOFIBRATE* 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 39 111
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 146
MELOXICAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 20
VENLAFAXINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 42 258
VYTORIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 43 296
ZETIA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 73
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 18
CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 46 22
METFORMIN HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 41
ALLOPURINOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 33
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 95
VESICARE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 48 156
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 June 16, 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.