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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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16,450Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 102 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 69 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

703 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

30% of this provider’s 703 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

55% of this provider’s 703 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% 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

23 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

$912K

2014

$961K

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

17,163

2014

17,046

2015

16,450

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 953

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

223

patients, 32% of all patients

O 1 8
GABAPENTIN 849

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

186

patients, 26% of all patients

2 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 640

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

141

patients, 20% of all patients

3 1
METFORMIN HCL 510

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

120

patients, 17% of all patients

4 5
TRAMADOL HCL 413

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

121

patients, 17% of all patients

O 5 17
OMEPRAZOLE 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

6 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

7 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

8 3
CARVEDILOL 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

9 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

10 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

11 14
BACLOFEN 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

12 87
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

13 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

14 29
LYRICA 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

15 58
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

O 16 113
LISINOPRIL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

17 4
CLONIDINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

18 43
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

18 30
LOVASTATIN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

20 54
FAMOTIDINE* 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

21 88
FUROSEMIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

22 9
CLOPIDOGREL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

23 21
JANUVIA 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

24 47
HYDRALAZINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

25 64
VENTOLIN HFA 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

26 59
GLIPIZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

27 55
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

28 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

29 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

30 13
ALLOPURINOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

30 33
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

32 96
ZETIA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 73
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

32 61
SIMVASTATIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

35 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

36 24
TRAZODONE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

37 27
MELOXICAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

38 20
NEXIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

38 45
PROAIR HFA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

38 97
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

41 62
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

42 38
PREDNISONE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

43 42
LANTUS 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

43 80
SERTRALINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 25
CRESTOR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

46 39
BENAZEPRIL HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

47 49
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

48 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

49 16
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 69
VALSARTAN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

51 50
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 108
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

53 94
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 57
LEVEMIR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 218
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 36
TRADJENTA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

57 109
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 18
QUINAPRIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 160
SPIRONOLACTONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 79
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 176
ADVAIR DISKUS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

61 78
BUSPIRONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 99
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

A 64 91
IBUPROFEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 98
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 66 70
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 138
DILTIAZEM HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 68 267
VOLTAREN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

69 157
CILOSTAZOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 246
CLONAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 34
METFORMIN HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 71 41
DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 35
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 11, 2018.
  • 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.