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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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22,140Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

1,028 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

2% of this provider’s 853 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

28% of this provider’s 1,028 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 1,028 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$1.07M

2014

$1.17M

2015

$1.24M

2016

Number of Claims

20,739

2014

22,293

2015

22,140

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 946

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

851

prescriptions.

197

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 898

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

827

prescriptions.

208

patients, 20% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 894

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

780

prescriptions.

170

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
METFORMIN HCL 672

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

148

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 619

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

150

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 571

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

128

patients, 12% of all patients

6 11
OMEPRAZOLE 568

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

124

patients, 12% of all patients

7 6
SIMVASTATIN 496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

109

patients, 11% of all patients

8 10
SERTRALINE HCL 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

9 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

10 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

11 16
CARVEDILOL 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

12 22
FUROSEMIDE 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

13 9
GABAPENTIN 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

14 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

15 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

16 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

17 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

18 24
TRAZODONE HCL 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

19 27
TRAMADOL HCL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

O 20 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

21 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

22 23
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

23 65
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

24 19
ROPINIROLE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

25 84
CLOPIDOGREL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

26 21
GLIPIZIDE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

27 55
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

28 62
VENTOLIN HFA 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

29 59
CLONAZEPAM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

30 34
HYDRALAZINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

31 64
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

31 36
ALLOPURINOL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

33 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

34 26
BENAZEPRIL HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

35 49
BUPROPION HCL SR 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

36 180
ALPRAZOLAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

37 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

38 44
JANUMET 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

39 185
ATENOLOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

40 32
TRULICITY 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

41 232
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

42 122
WARFARIN SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

43 40
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

44 68
CRESTOR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

44 39
FLUOXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

46 53
PAROXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

47 82
FINASTERIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

47 81
MELOXICAM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

49 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 31
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

51 123
LORAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

52 48
GLIMEPIRIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

53 29
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

54 38
DULOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

55 35
RANITIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

56 52
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

A 57 120
DONEPEZIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 37
QUINAPRIL HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 160
BUPROPION XL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 114
ACARBOSE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

61 251
METFORMIN HCL ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

61 41
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 76
VENLAFAXINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

63 258
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

65 70
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

65 72
TEMAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

67 89
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

68 30
TOPIRAMATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 154
PREDNISONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

70 42
TIZANIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

71 60
SPIRONOLACTONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

72 79
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 72 51
PROAIR HFA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

74 97
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

A 75 129
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

76 116
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 108
LOVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

78 54
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

O 79 8
NEXIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

79 45
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

81 83
MEMANTINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

81 71
VERAPAMIL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

81 139
AZITHROMYCIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

A 81 46
LANTUS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 85 80
ADVAIR DISKUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

86 78
LACTULOSE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

87 141
SPIRIVA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

87 117
SYNTHROID 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 89 66
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

89 61
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

91 47
BYSTOLIC 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 91 103
CLONIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

93 43
FLUCONAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

93 121
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

95 92
BUSPIRONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

95 99
LANSOPRAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

95 208
RAMIPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 98 107
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

99 135
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

A 100 91
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 101 74
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 Jan. 21, 2015.
  • 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.