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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,079Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 39 providers in this state and specialty

$423K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 39 providers in this state and specialty

360 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
43% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

0% of this provider’s 155 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

5% of this provider’s 360 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Opioids

81% of this provider’s 360 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 77%.

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Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$927K

2014

$377K

2015

$423K

2016

Number of Claims

11,081

2014

4,497

2015

6,079

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 774

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

134

patients, 37% of all patients

O 1 1
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 705

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

133

patients, 37% of all patients

O 2 2
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 680

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

141

patients, 39% of all patients

3 14
TIZANIDINE HCL 675

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

166

patients, 46% of all patients

4 4
MELOXICAM 554

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

134

patients, 37% of all patients

5 11
FENTANYL 405

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

106

patients, 29% of all patients

O 6 8
GABAPENTIN 383

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

87

patients, 24% of all patients

7 3
LYRICA 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

8 9
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

O 9 5
DULOXETINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

10 16
BACLOFEN 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

11 13
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 5% of all patients

12 10
MORPHINE SULFATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

O 13 23
TRAZODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 5% of all patients

14 25
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

15 18
CHLORZOXAZONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 5% of all patients

16 61
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 July 5, 2018.
  • 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.