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Top Specialist Prescribers in Georgia

Top Prescribers

Providers are grouped by the primary specialty they listed when applying for a national health ID number. This doesn’t necessarily mean the person has special training or certification. Specialty is self-reported by providers and may have changed. Patients and claims shown are for Medicare Part D only.

Prescriber Claims Filled Total Cost Medicare Part D Patients Claims for Brand Name Drugs Brand Name Drugs Prescription Price
D. KAREMPELIS M.D.

Specialist

543

$56.6K

240
214 are 65+

16%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$104
Average prescription price

Avg: $144

H. KEVIN TAYLOR M.D.

Specialist

543

$38.4K

117
59 are 65+

27%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$71
Average prescription price

Avg: $144

RONALD ALVAREZ M.D.

Specialist

545

$14.4K

200
177 are 65+

8%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$27
Average prescription price

Avg: $144

DAVID NELSON MD

Specialist

549

$29.9K

28
11 are 65+

3%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$55
Average prescription price

Avg: $144

MICHAEL KAROLY M.D.

Specialist

551

$30.5K

113
59 are 65+

27%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$55
Average prescription price

Avg: $144

SYLVIA WRIGHT M.D.

Specialist

553

$58.4K

235
207 are 65+

19%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$106
Average prescription price

Avg: $144

PETER HOLLIDAY, III M.D.

Specialist

562

$21.8K

110
69 are 65+

4%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$39
Average prescription price

Avg: $144

MARK SAFRA MD

Specialist

564

$55.7K

109
104 are 65+

58%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$99
Average prescription price

Avg: $144

LISA JOHNSTON M.D.

Specialist

568

$200K

95
76 are 65+

25%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$352
Average prescription price

Avg: $144

MARIA PICO M.D.

Specialist

576

$92.7K

269
237 are 65+

18%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$161
Average prescription price

Avg: $144

MEREDITH RIDDICK M.D.

Specialist

580

$122K

186
173 are 65+

46%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$211
Average prescription price

Avg: $144

RALPH BETON MD

Specialist

583

$102K

160
134 are 65+

67%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$175
Average prescription price

Avg: $144

ROBERT BARTOSH M.D.

Specialist

586

$13.6K

166
97 are 65+

3%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$23
Average prescription price

Avg: $144

RICHARD STURM M.D.

Specialist

588

$62.5K

240
226 are 65+

10%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$106
Average prescription price

Avg: $144

DIETER GUNKEL M.D.

Specialist

594

$41.1K

103
98 are 65+

29%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$69
Average prescription price

Avg: $144

ALON VAINER M.D.

Specialist

595

$164K

82
54 are 65+

47%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$276
Average prescription price

Avg: $144

MARGARET SCHAUFLER M.D.

Specialist

596

$37.6K

150
127 are 65+

29%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$63
Average prescription price

Avg: $144

WAKITHA GRIFFIN M.D.

Specialist

599

$45.9K

207
136 are 65+

7%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$77
Average prescription price

Avg: $144

RICHARD KRAKOW M.D.

Specialist

607

$73.6K

258
230 are 65+

13%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$121
Average prescription price

Avg: $144

THOMAS GUFFIN M.D.

Specialist

608

$32.9K

181
150 are 65+

22%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$54
Average prescription price

Avg: $144

JAMES WALLACE MD

Specialist

613

$56K

25
13 are 65+

14%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$91
Average prescription price

Avg: $144

RAYMOND SCHETTINO M.D.

Specialist

617

$47.7K

130
112 are 65+

21%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$77
Average prescription price

Avg: $144

FARID QAZI

Specialist

621

$342K

75
48 are 65+

15%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$551
Average prescription price

Avg: $144

NANCY GRINER M.D.

Specialist

627

$21.2K

260
228 are 65+

15%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$34
Average prescription price

Avg: $144

STEVEN OWEIDA

Specialist

631

$35.7K

190
164 are 65+

17%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$57
Average prescription price

Avg: $144

Sources

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; National Technical Information Service; First Databank