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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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15,253Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 129 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 47 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

1,026 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% 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

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

17% of this provider’s 1,026 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 1,026 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

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$1.05M

2014

$1.08M

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

15,337

2014

15,461

2015

15,253

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 795

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

742

prescriptions.

227

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
TRAMADOL HCL 522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

158

patients, 15% of all patients

O 2 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 485

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

135

patients, 13% of all patients

3 12
OMEPRAZOLE 484

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

142

patients, 14% of all patients

4 6
LISINOPRIL 463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

138

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

122

patients, 12% of all patients

6 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

121

patients, 12% of all patients

7 3
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

125

patients, 12% of all patients

8 65
METFORMIN HCL 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

9 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

10 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

11 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

12 14
SIMVASTATIN 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

13 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

14 19
BUSPIRONE HCL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

15 99
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

16 18
FUROSEMIDE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

17 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

18 13
TRADJENTA 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

19 109
GLIMEPIRIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

20 29
RAMIPRIL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

21 107
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

22 176
TAMSULOSIN HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

23 24
ALLOPURINOL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

23 33
ATENOLOL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

25 32
CLOPIDOGREL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

26 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

26 23
GABAPENTIN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

28 7
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

29 30
TRAZODONE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

30 27
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

O 31 8
RANITIDINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

31 52
MIRTAZAPINE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

33 63
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

34 26
PAROXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

35 82
CARVEDILOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

36 22
LOVASTATIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

37 54
COLESTIPOL HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

38 320
INDAPAMIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

39 164
SERTRALINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

39 25
PROAIR HFA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

41 97
CLONIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

42 43
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

O 43 113
TIZANIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

44 60
HYDRALAZINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

45 64
FINASTERIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

46 81
FLUOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

46 53
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

48 31
AZITHROMYCIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

A 49 46
GLIPIZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

50 55
ROPINIROLE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

51 84
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

51 38
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

53 86
CITALOPRAM HBR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

53 28
RALOXIFENE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

55 228
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

A 55 129
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

57 69
DONEPEZIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

57 37
SPIRIVA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

59 117
VERAPAMIL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 139
WARFARIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

60 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

62 44
TERAZOSIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

62 162
CHOLESTYRAMINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

64 372
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 49
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

65 70
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 Jan. 16, 2017.
  • 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.