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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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12,598Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 184 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$611K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 247 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

500 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

3% of this provider’s 385 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

36% of this provider’s 500 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 500 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$570K

2014

$632K

2015

$611K

2016

Number of Claims

10,423

2014

12,067

2015

12,598

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 747

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

118

patients, 24% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
GABAPENTIN 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

3 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

88

patients, 18% of all patients

O 4 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

5 1
ALPRAZOLAM 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

6 15
SIMVASTATIN 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

7 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

8 19
OMEPRAZOLE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

9 6
MELOXICAM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

10 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

12 12
FUROSEMIDE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

13 9
METFORMIN HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

14 5
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

15 30
ATENOLOL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

16 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

17 3
LOVASTATIN 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

18 54
SERTRALINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

19 25
TIZANIDINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

20 60
TRAMADOL HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

O 21 17
LORAZEPAM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

22 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

23 13
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

24 61
CLOPIDOGREL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

25 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

26 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

27 29
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

28 86
DULOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

29 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

29 16
TRAZODONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

31 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 38
VENTOLIN HFA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

33 59
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

35 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

37 23
TEMAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

38 89
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

38 26
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 76
FLUOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 53
DIAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 77
ESTRADIOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 127
CLONIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 43
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 62
PAROXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 82
PROPRANOLOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 47 195
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

48 65
AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

A 48 46
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 31
ROPINIROLE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

50 84
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

A 52 91
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

52 92
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 52 212
ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 78
BUPROPION XL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

56 114
LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 57 58
CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 57 34
RANITIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

57 52
GLIPIZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 57 55
NEXIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 45
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 61 108
DONEPEZIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 61 37
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 64 123
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 65 111
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

66 122
SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

66 124
METFORMIN HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 68 41
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 Oct. 13, 2012.
  • 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.