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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,357Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 51 providers in this state and specialty

$538K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 51 providers in this state and specialty

372 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

48% of this provider’s 372 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 41%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 372 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$678K

2014

$591K

2015

$538K

2016

Number of Claims

17,049

2014

15,553

2015

14,357

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
ALPRAZOLAM 506

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

83

patients, 22% of all patients

1 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 472

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

69

patients, 19% of all patients

2 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
METFORMIN HCL 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
GLIMEPIRIDE 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

5 21
GABAPENTIN 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

60

patients, 16% of all patients

6 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 360

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

7 9
FUROSEMIDE 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

62

patients, 17% of all patients

8 4
SIMVASTATIN 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

9 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

10 2
CLOPIDOGREL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

11 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

12 20
SERTRALINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

13 28
TRAMADOL HCL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

O 14 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

15 25
MELOXICAM 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

16 16
OMEPRAZOLE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

17 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

17 18
ATENOLOL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

19 33
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

20 52
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

21 62
LISINOPRIL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

22 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

23 15
VALSARTAN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

24 56
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

25 133
DONEPEZIL HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

26 24
CARVEDILOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

27 27
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

28 156
DICYCLOMINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

29 122
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

30 10
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

O 31 64
TEMAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

32 59
AZITHROMYCIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

72

patients, 19% of all patients

A 33 40
PAROXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 34 66
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

35 146
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

O 35 11
CILOSTAZOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

37 198
DULOXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

38 47
ZETIA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

39 97
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

40 61
ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

41 31
ROPINIROLE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 104
WARFARIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 42 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 44 22
RAMIPRIL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 45 114
LANSOPRAZOLE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 46 210
LYRICA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

47 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

48 19
MEMANTINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

49 51
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 50 86
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 51 54
NYSTATIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

52 136
PENTOXIFYLLINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 52 220
PREDNISONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

54 37
GLIPIZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 55 46
BYSTOLIC 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 56 93
CRESTOR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

57 63
NEXIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 58 41
AMOXICILLIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

A 59 87
RANITIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 60 43
FINASTERIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 61 71
VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 61 112
ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

63 105
CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 64 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 65 84
DEXILANT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 66 144
MECLIZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

66 107
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 68 65
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 68 196
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 Nov. 1, 2007.
  • 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.