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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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13,343Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 165 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$840K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 140 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

607 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

4% of this provider’s 457 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

35% of this provider’s 607 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 607 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$63 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

$716K

2014

$771K

2015

$840K

2016

Number of Claims

12,530

2014

13,471

2015

13,343

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 585

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

107

patients, 18% of all patients

O 1 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 531

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

4 1
SIMVASTATIN 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

5 10
METFORMIN HCL 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
FUROSEMIDE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

7 9
ALPRAZOLAM 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

8 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

9 11
GABAPENTIN 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

10 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

11 12
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

12 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

13 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

14 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

15 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

16 24
CLOPIDOGREL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

17 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

18 18
TRAZODONE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

19 27
TRAMADOL HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

O 20 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

21 14
MIRTAZAPINE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

22 63
OMEPRAZOLE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

23 6
SERTRALINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

24 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

25 26
LYRICA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

26 58
MELOXICAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

26 20
DIAZEPAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

26 77
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 61
CARVEDILOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

30 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

31 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

32 36
ALLOPURINOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

33 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

34 16
ATENOLOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

35 32
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

A 35 120
COLCHICINE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

37 242
CLONIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

37 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

39 31
DULOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

40 35
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 86
CITALOPRAM HBR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

42 28
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

43 92
ROPINIROLE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 84
TIZANIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

45 60
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 62
PREDNISONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

46 42
SPIRONOLACTONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

48 79
FENTANYL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 48 148
DONEPEZIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 37
CRESTOR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 70
RANITIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 52
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 108
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 23
CELECOXIB 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 104
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A 56 91
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 58 138
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 59 56
NEXIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 45
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 61 116
VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

62 59
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

62 122
AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A 64 46
FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 88
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 Oct. 13, 2012.
  • 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.