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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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15,783Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 113 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$936K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 107 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

630 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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 479 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 630 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 630 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$59 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

$844K

2014

$928K

2015

$936K

2016

Number of Claims

16,371

2014

16,332

2015

15,783

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
OMEPRAZOLE 539

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

1 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

2 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

3 13
SIMVASTATIN 453

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

4 10
FUROSEMIDE 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

5 9
METFORMIN HCL 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

6 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

7 3
GABAPENTIN 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

8 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

9 2
TRAMADOL HCL 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

O 10 17
MELOXICAM 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

11 20
LISINOPRIL 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

12 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

13 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

103

patients, 16% of all patients

14 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

O 15 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

16 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

17 19
CLOPIDOGREL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

18 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

19 38
TRAZODONE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

20 27
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

O 21 113
CITALOPRAM HBR 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

22 28
ALPRAZOLAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

23 15
CARVEDILOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

24 22
CLONAZEPAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

25 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

26 16
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

27 57
ALLOPURINOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

28 33
DULOXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

30 11
LOVASTATIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

31 54
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

31 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

33 18
BYSTOLIC 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

34 103
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

35 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 24
VALSARTAN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

37 50
BACLOFEN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

38 87
CLONIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 43
NEXIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 45
WARFARIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

41 40
LYRICA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

42 58
CEPHALEXIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

A 43 134
FLUOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 53
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 30
FENTANYL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 O 44 148
RANITIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 52
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

47 83
VENTOLIN HFA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

49 59
MECLIZINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

50 105
ATENOLOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 68
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 53 56
JANUVIA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 47
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 54 44
PREDNISONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

54 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 37
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

57 125
LINZESS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

57 128
DOXEPIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

60 192
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 69
HYDRALAZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 64
RISPERIDONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 62 102
SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

64 25
CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 39
FENOFIBRATE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 111
GLIMEPIRIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 29
JANUMET 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 66 185
ESTRADIOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 127
ZETIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 70 73
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 71 210
SPIRIVA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 117
ROPINIROLE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 73 84
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 74 31
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 78
TIZANIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 60
LORAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

76 48
AMITIZA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 78 149
KLOR-CON M20 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 78 143
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

80 72
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A 80 91
METFORMIN HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 80 41
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

80 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 May 10, 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.