Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

26,496Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 51 providers in this state and specialty

$1.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 51 providers in this state and specialty

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

80% 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

15% of this provider’s 405 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 7%.

More resources »

Antibiotics

43% of this provider’s 542 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 41%.

More resources »

Opioids

37% of this provider’s 542 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

More resources »

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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

$1.57M

2014

$1.54M

2015

$1.66M

2016

Number of Claims

27,295

2014

25,802

2015

26,496

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,068

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

829

prescriptions.

111

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 923

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

114

patients, 21% of all patients

2 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 745

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

105

patients, 19% of all patients

3 9
LISINOPRIL 593

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

92

patients, 17% of all patients

4 5
METFORMIN HCL 578

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
MELOXICAM 530

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

6 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

105

patients, 19% of all patients

O 7 11
GABAPENTIN 486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

8 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

9 2
OMEPRAZOLE 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

10 6
NEXIUM 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

11 41
ALPRAZOLAM 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

12 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

13 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

14 21
SIMVASTATIN 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

15 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

16 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

17 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

18 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

19 24
CLOPIDOGREL 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

20 17
TRAMADOL HCL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

109

patients, 20% of all patients

O 21 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

22 67
TRAZODONE HCL 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

23 34
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

24 65
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

25 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

P 25 42
JANUVIA 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

27 58
CARVEDILOL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

28 27
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

29 36
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

30 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

31 25
SERTRALINE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

32 28
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

33 72
LYRICA 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

33 54
LACTULOSE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

35 108
ALLOPURINOL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

36 31
LORAZEPAM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

37 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

38 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

39 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 35
RISPERIDONE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

P 40 68
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

42 29
MEMANTINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

43 51
DULOXETINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

44 47
CLONIDINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

45 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

46 20
CLONAZEPAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

46 23
OLANZAPINE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 48 96
ATENOLOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

49 33
FAMOTIDINE* 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

49 85
METOLAZONE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

51 153
VESICARE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 180
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 154
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

A 54 53
VALSARTAN 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 56
SUCRALFATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

56 151
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

57 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 61
NAMENDA XR 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11 59 38
LANTUS 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 73
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

61 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

62 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

63 105
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

63 90
PREDNISONE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

65 37
CELECOXIB 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 65 81
RANITIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 43
AZITHROMYCIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

A 67 40
CARBAMAZEPINE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 69 204
VOLTAREN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

70 169
SPIRIVA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 148
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 118
RAMIPRIL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 72 114
DILTIAZEM ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 209
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

A 75 95
HALOPERIDOL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 75 161
MIRTAZAPINE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

77 57
NUEDEXTA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 77 77
MEGESTROL ACETATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

79 121
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 80 60
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

80 131
PROPRANOLOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 82 155
PAROXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 82 66
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 84 172
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 85 86
TORSEMIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 86 116
BACLOFEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

86 100
CRESTOR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 88 63
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

89 150
LEVOFLOXACIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

A 89 82
LEVETIRACETAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

89 94
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 P 92 221
GLIPIZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 92 46
ZETIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 94 97
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

94 48
LATANOPROST 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 96 125
CARISOPRODOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 97 225
PHENOBARBITAL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 97 160
ONGLYZA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 99 227
DIGOXIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 100 147
ELIQUIS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 100 98
KLOR-CON M20 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

100 186
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 103 52
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 104 62
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

104 235
VENTOLIN HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

106 112
HYDROXYZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

106 241
MECLIZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

106 107
VALPROIC ACID* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 109 244
CLOZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 109 244
SENSIPAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 111 247
RANEXA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 112 191
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

112 149
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 112 165
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 115 111
SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 115 115
RENVELA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 117 181
MUPIROCIN* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

117 141
LOVASTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 117 83
FINASTERIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 120 71
BENICAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 120 120
ROPINIROLE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

120 104
SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 123 174
NIFEDIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 123 91
EXELON 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 123 139
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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 7, 2011.
  • 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.