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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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15,496Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 121 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$715K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 192 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

424 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

6% of this provider’s 352 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

60% of this provider’s 424 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 424 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

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$686K

2014

$716K

2015

$715K

2016

Number of Claims

15,907

2014

16,224

2015

15,496

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.

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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 713

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

96

patients, 23% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 696

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

109

patients, 26% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 532

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

78

patients, 18% of all patients

3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

4 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

5 11
METFORMIN HCL 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

6 5
LISINOPRIL 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

7 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

8 28
FUROSEMIDE 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

9 9
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

10 83
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

11 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

12 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

13 12
FAMOTIDINE* 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

14 88
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

15 14
FINASTERIDE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

16 81
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

17 23
PREDNISONE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

88

patients, 21% of all patients

17 42
GABAPENTIN 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

19 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

20 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

O 21 8
AZITHROMYCIN 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

116

patients, 27% of all patients

A 22 46
CRESTOR 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

23 39
GLIMEPIRIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

24 29
CARVEDILOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

25 22
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

95

patients, 22% of all patients

A 26 75
WARFARIN SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 40
CLOPIDOGREL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

28 21
SERTRALINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

29 25
TRAMADOL HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

O 30 17
LANTUS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

31 80
ALLOPURINOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

32 33
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

32 72
VENTOLIN HFA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

34 59
CLONIDINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

34 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

36 70
TRAZODONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

36 27
NOVOLIN 70-30 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

38 238
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

39 30
LEVOFLOXACIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

A 40 93
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

41 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

41 19
FLUCONAZOLE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

43 121
MEMANTINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 71
NEXIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 44 45
CLONAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

46 34
VALSARTAN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

47 50
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

48 36
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

49 132
SPIRONOLACTONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

49 79
MELOXICAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

51 20
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

A 52 120
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

52 62
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

52 18
FLOVENT HFA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

55 349
RANITIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 56 52
NOVOLOG 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 57 205
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 58 26
MUPIROCIN* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

58 131
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

58 96
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

61 44
ALPRAZOLAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

61 15
FENOFIBRATE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 63 111
FENOFIBRATE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

64 95
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 64 51
LACTULOSE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

66 141
SUCRALFATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

66 133
NAPROXEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

68 90
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

68 57
ROPINIROLE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 70 84
BUPROPION HCL SR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

70 180
METOLAZONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

72 191
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 72 68
HUMULIN 70-30 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 74 447
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 75 82
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

75 135
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

A 77 91
ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 77 73
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 Dec. 2, 2016.
  • 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.