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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,731Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

$1.84M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 981 providers in this state and specialty

1,015 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

5% of this provider’s 778 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

33% of this provider’s 1,015 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 1,015 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$1.69M

2014

$1.63M

2015

$1.84M

2016

Number of Claims

31,996

2014

32,273

2015

32,731

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,061

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

880

prescriptions.

186

patients, 18% of all patients

1 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,060

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

937

prescriptions.

148

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 971

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

782

prescriptions.

211

patients, 21% of all patients

3 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 785

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

138

patients, 14% of all patients

4 13
GABAPENTIN 756

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

131

patients, 13% of all patients

5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 751

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

141

patients, 14% of all patients

6 6
LISINOPRIL 750

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

138

patients, 14% of all patients

7 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 730

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

115

patients, 11% of all patients

8 3
CLOPIDOGREL 673

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

9 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 648

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

10 19
METFORMIN HCL 621

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% of all patients

11 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 595

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

12 1
TRAMADOL HCL 508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

146

patients, 14% of all patients

O 13 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 483

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

14 11
SIMVASTATIN 444

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

15 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

16 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

17 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

18 12
ALPRAZOLAM 393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

19 15
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

O 20 113
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

21 16
CARVEDILOL 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

22 22
SERTRALINE HCL 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

23 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

24 37
MELOXICAM 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

25 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

26 24
TRAZODONE HCL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

27 27
LYRICA 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

28 58
CLONIDINE HCL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

29 43
NEXIUM 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

30 45
ALLOPURINOL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

31 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

32 36
FLUOXETINE HCL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

33 53
WARFARIN SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

34 40
BUSPIRONE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

35 99
CITALOPRAM HBR 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

36 28
ELIQUIS 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

37 106
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

38 94
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

P 39 51
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

40 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

41 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

42 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

43 70
NIFEDIPINE ER 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

44 85
CLONAZEPAM 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

45 34
MEMANTINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

46 71
FLUCONAZOLE 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

47 121
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

O 48 8
LANTUS 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

49 80
VENTOLIN HFA 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

50 59
JANUVIA 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

50 47
FAMOTIDINE* 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

52 88
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

53 146
DEXILANT 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

53 110
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

55 61
GLIPIZIDE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

56 55
LORAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

57 48
PREDNISONE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

58 42
SPIRONOLACTONE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

58 79
HYDRALAZINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

60 64
SUCRALFATE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

60 133
ATENOLOL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

62 32
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 57
FENOFIBRATE* 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

64 111
CRESTOR 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

64 39
TIZANIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

66 60
KLOR-CON M20 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

66 143
BACLOFEN 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

68 87
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

A 69 91
PROAIR HFA 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

70 97
CELECOXIB 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

71 104
RANITIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

72 52
ROPINIROLE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

73 84
AMITIZA 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

73 149
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

75 62
IBUPROFEN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

75 98
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

77 142
ADVAIR DISKUS 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

78 78
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

79 72
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

79 86
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

A 81 75
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

82 136
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

83 23
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

84 74
TEMAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

84 89
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

84 125
AMIODARONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

87 174
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

87 169
VALSARTAN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

89 50
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

90 96
METOLAZONE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

90 191
ZETIA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

92 73
MECLIZINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

92 105
LOVASTATIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

94 54
CEPHALEXIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

A 95 134
GEMFIBROZIL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

96 126
AZITHROMYCIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

A 97 46
DIGOXIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

98 159
BUMETANIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 99 167
BENAZEPRIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 100 49
NAPROXEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

100 90
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

102 138
XARELTO 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 102 112
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

102 231
NUEDEXTA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 102 144
BENICAR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 106 152
TORSEMIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

107 172
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

A 107 178
RAMIPRIL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

109 107
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 109 300
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

111 116
SPIRIVA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

111 117
DULOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

111 35
CEFTRIAXONE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

A 114 221
COLCHICINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

114 242
ARIPIPRAZOLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 P 116 175
DIAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

117 77
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

118 69
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 118 76
NITROFURANTOIN* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

A 118 372
EXELON 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

121 170
LACTULOSE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

122 141
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 122 287
RISPERIDONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 P 122 102
NYSTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

125 150
PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

125 82
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 125 206
MUPIROCIN* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

128 131
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 129 44
PHENOBARBITAL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 129 193
LEVETIRACETAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 129 100
METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 132 41
DILANTIN* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 133 447
LIDOCAINE HCL* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

134 261
DILTIAZEM HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 135 267
PROMETHAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

135 118
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 137 123
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

137 153
GLYBURIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 137 372
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 17, 2015.
  • 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.