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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Anesthesiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,129Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 39 providers in this state and specialty

$581K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 39 providers in this state and specialty

464 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
47% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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 Georgia
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

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

13 of this provider’s 464 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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Opioids

93% of this provider’s 464 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 77%.

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Brand Name Drugs

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $113 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$235K

2014

$432K

2015

$581K

2016

Number of Claims

4,031

2014

7,829

2015

9,129

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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O

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,630

prescriptions, 18% of all prescriptions

804

prescriptions.

229

patients, 49% of all patients

O 1 1
GABAPENTIN 868

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

151

patients, 33% of all patients

2 3
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 867

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

121

patients, 26% of all patients

O 3 2
TIZANIDINE HCL 846

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

136

patients, 29% of all patients

4 5
OXYCODONE HCL 479

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

O 5 4
TRAMADOL HCL 452

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

O 6 7
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

O 7 6
MELOXICAM 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

8 14
FENTANYL 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

O 9 8
METHADONE HCL 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

O 10 10
DIAZEPAM 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

11 16
LYRICA 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

12 9
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

13 11
IBUPROFEN 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

14 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

15 24
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 16 19
CARISOPRODOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 6% of all patients

17 25
OXYCONTIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 18 13
ALPRAZOLAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

19 21
BACLOFEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

20 12
DULOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

20 18
VOLTAREN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

22 33
TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

23 42
HYDROXYZINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

24 43
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 4% of all patients

25 37
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. 12, 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.