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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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11,282Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 219 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$607K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 251 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

600 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% 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

8% of this provider’s 425 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

29% of this provider’s 600 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 600 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$813K

2014

$922K

2015

$607K

2016

Number of Claims

18,552

2014

18,002

2015

11,282

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
FUROSEMIDE 424

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

1 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 314

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

4 13
CARVEDILOL 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

5 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

6 1
METFORMIN HCL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

7 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

8 3
GABAPENTIN 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

9 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P 10 51
CLOPIDOGREL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

11 21
SIMVASTATIN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

12 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

12 14
MEMANTINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

14 71
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

15 19
TRAZODONE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

16 27
TRAMADOL HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

O 17 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

18 11
MELOXICAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

18 20
NUEDEXTA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 20 144
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

O 21 8
SERTRALINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

22 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

23 37
METOLAZONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

24 191
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

25 18
HYDRALAZINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

26 64
WARFARIN SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

27 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

27 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

29 12
NOVOLIN R 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

30 188
ALPRAZOLAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

31 28
OMEPRAZOLE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

33 6
GLIPIZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

34 55
FAMOTIDINE* 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 88
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 31
DULOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 35
PAROXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

38 82
CLONIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 43
FENOFIBRATE* 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 40 111
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

41 70
SEROQUEL XR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 P 42 246
ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 43 73
ALLOPURINOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 16
SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 79
LANTUS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 80
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 48 138
EXELON 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 48 170
NEXIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 50 45
RISPERIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 P 51 102
NOVOLIN 70-30 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 238
LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 58
AZITHROMYCIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A 54 46
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 72
MIRTAZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 56 63
NIFEDIPINE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 57 85
ELIQUIS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 58 106
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 March 26, 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.