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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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17,725Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 75 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 61 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

1,134 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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 911 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

11% of this provider’s 1,134 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 1,134 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$1.07M

2014

$1.23M

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

18,406

2014

19,772

2015

17,725

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 728

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

206

patients, 18% of all patients

1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 701

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

131

patients, 12% of all patients

O 2 8
ALPRAZOLAM 528

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

3 15
METFORMIN HCL 472

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

118

patients, 10% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

138

patients, 12% of all patients

5 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

114

patients, 10% of all patients

6 2
GABAPENTIN 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

7 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

120

patients, 11% of all patients

8 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

9 11
OMEPRAZOLE 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

10 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

11 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

12 16
CARVEDILOL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

13 22
TRAZODONE HCL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

14 27
CLONAZEPAM 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

15 34
CLOPIDOGREL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

16 21
SIMVASTATIN 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

16 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

18 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

18 18
TRAMADOL HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

O 20 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

21 24
OXYCODONE HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

O 22 115
ATENOLOL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

23 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

24 13
FUROSEMIDE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

25 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

26 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

27 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

28 19
MELOXICAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

29 20
RANITIDINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

30 52
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

31 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

32 29
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

O 32 56
CRESTOR 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

34 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

35 68
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

35 38
SPIRIVA 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

35 117
ALLOPURINOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

38 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

39 26
DIAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

40 77
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

P 40 51
TERAZOSIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

40 162
METFORMIN HCL ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

43 41
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

44 61
BENAZEPRIL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

45 49
TEMAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

46 89
SERTRALINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

47 25
SPIRONOLACTONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

47 79
FLUOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

49 53
VALSARTAN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

50 50
PREDNISONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

51 42
LORAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

52 48
WARFARIN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

52 40
VENTOLIN HFA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

54 59
DULOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

55 35
BUPROPION HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

55 317
BACLOFEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

57 87
LOVASTATIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

57 54
SYNTHROID 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

59 66
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

59 69
DONEPEZIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

61 37
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 62
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

63 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

63 70
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

65 122
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

65 30
MIRTAZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

65 63
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

68 57
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

69 96
NEXIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

69 45
TIZANIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

71 60
PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

72 97
MECLIZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

72 105
VOLTAREN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

72 157
FINASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

72 81
JANUVIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

76 47
PROMETHAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 1% of all patients

77 118
NIFEDIPINE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

77 85
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

79 76
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

79 176
LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

79 58
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

82 82
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 83 86
VERAPAMIL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 139
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

85 78
RAMIPRIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

85 107
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 June 27, 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.