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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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17,160Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 78 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$825K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 147 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

904 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

46% of this provider’s 904 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 904 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% 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

19 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

$922K

2014

$889K

2015

$825K

2016

Number of Claims

20,567

2014

18,880

2015

17,160

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 1,005

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

734

prescriptions.

212

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 795

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

177

patients, 20% of all patients

2 3
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 631

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

223

patients, 25% of all patients

3 94
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 583

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

4 2
METFORMIN HCL 570

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

117

patients, 13% of all patients

5 5
FUROSEMIDE 552

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

135

patients, 15% of all patients

6 9
LISINOPRIL 540

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

115

patients, 13% of all patients

7 4
OMEPRAZOLE 521

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

129

patients, 14% of all patients

8 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 510

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

243

patients, 27% of all patients

O 9 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

109

patients, 12% of all patients

10 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

11 14
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

234

patients, 26% of all patients

12 92
SIMVASTATIN 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

13 10
SERTRALINE HCL 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

14 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

15 16
LEVOFLOXACIN 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

187

patients, 21% of all patients

A 16 93
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

17 19
GABAPENTIN 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

18 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

19 24
CLOPIDOGREL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

20 21
TRAZODONE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

21 27
AZITHROMYCIN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

151

patients, 17% of all patients

A 22 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

23 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

24 18
PREDNISONE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

131

patients, 14% of all patients

25 42
CARVEDILOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

26 22
ATENOLOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

27 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

28 28
VENTOLIN HFA 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

29 59
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

30 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

31 37
DIAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

32 77
LORAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

33 48
GLIPIZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

33 55
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

35 62
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

36 260
RANITIDINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

36 52
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

36 11
SYMBICORT 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

39 124
TRAMADOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

O 40 17
DULOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

41 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

42 31
CRESTOR 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

43 39
MELOXICAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

43 20
NEXIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

45 45
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

46 136
LACTULOSE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

47 141
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 38
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

49 96
MUPIROCIN* 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

50 131
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

50 277
PROAIR HFA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

52 97
VALSARTAN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

53 50
IBUPROFEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

54 98
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

A 55 75
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

55 122
CEPHALEXIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

A 57 134
ADVAIR DISKUS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 78
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

58 23
FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

60 111
ONDANSETRON HCL* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

61 187
GEMFIBROZIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 126
METHOCARBAMOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 266
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 30
SPIRIVA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

65 117
MECLIZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

66 105
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

67 244
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

68 248
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

69 49
ALLOPURINOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 33
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 March 18, 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.