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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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14,454Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 148 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 67 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

685 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

22% of this provider’s 685 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

3% of this provider’s 685 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$938K

2014

$951K

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

13,466

2014

13,414

2015

14,454

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,097

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

881

prescriptions.

227

patients, 33% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 1,086

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

814

prescriptions.

280

patients, 41% of all patients

2 10
METFORMIN HCL 637

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

140

patients, 20% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 631

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

147

patients, 21% of all patients

4 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 617

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

132

patients, 19% of all patients

5 3
HYDRALAZINE HCL 481

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

6 64
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

7 13
CLOPIDOGREL 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

8 21
FUROSEMIDE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

9 9
PREDNISONE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

180

patients, 26% of all patients

10 42
CARVEDILOL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

11 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

12 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

13 12
OMEPRAZOLE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

14 6
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

15 30
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

129

patients, 19% of all patients

16 262
JANUVIA 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

17 47
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

18 26
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

19 2
RALOXIFENE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

20 228
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

20 19
VALSARTAN 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

22 50
CRESTOR 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

23 39
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

24 57
TRADJENTA 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

25 109
CLONIDINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

26 43
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

27 74
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

28 18
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

29 219
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

30 123
TAMSULOSIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

30 24
MELOXICAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

32 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

33 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 11
LEVETIRACETAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

35 100
METFORMIN HCL ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

36 41
VENTOLIN HFA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

37 59
GABAPENTIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

38 7
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

39 135
RAMIPRIL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 107
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 62
QUINAPRIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

42 160
FELODIPINE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

43 234
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

44 122
NEXIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 45
RISEDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 382
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 31
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 48 456
AZOR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 49 326
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. 7, 2010.
  • 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.