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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,603Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 83 providers in this state and specialty

$1.61M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 83 providers in this state and specialty

1,149 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

3% of this provider’s 775 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Antibiotics

21% of this provider’s 1,149 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 1,149 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$1.25M

2014

$1.4M

2015

$1.61M

2016

Number of Claims

23,627

2014

27,005

2015

29,603

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
PROPRANOLOL HCL 1,477

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

968

prescriptions.

303

patients, 26% of all patients

10 1 54
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,452

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,106

prescriptions.

294

patients, 26% of all patients

2 8
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 1,059

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

708

prescriptions.

231

patients, 20% of all patients

3 32
TRAMADOL HCL 963

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

237

patients, 21% of all patients

O 4 15
CLONAZEPAM 928

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

155

patients, 13% of all patients

5 33
LISINOPRIL 924

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

210

patients, 18% of all patients

6 2
GABAPENTIN 900

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

239

patients, 21% of all patients

7 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 877

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

187

patients, 16% of all patients

8 1
OMEPRAZOLE 840

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

178

patients, 15% of all patients

9 9
METFORMIN HCL 818

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

159

patients, 14% of all patients

10 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 691

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

124

patients, 11% of all patients

11 3
SIMVASTATIN 620

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

140

patients, 12% of all patients

12 6
FLUOXETINE HCL 498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

106

patients, 9% of all patients

13 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 493

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

108

patients, 9% of all patients

14 13
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

117

patients, 10% of all patients

15 77
ALLOPURINOL 369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

16 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

17 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

18 36
FUROSEMIDE 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

19 5
FENOFIBRATE* 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

20 114
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

21 82
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

22 64
RANITIDINE HCL 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

23 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

24 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

154

patients, 13% of all patients

24 40
CLONIDINE HCL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

26 38
METFORMIN HCL ER 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

27 56
TRAZODONE HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

28 28
ZETIA 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

29 80
TAMSULOSIN HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

30 24
CLOPIDOGREL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

31 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

32 11
ROPINIROLE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

33 66
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

34 31
FENOFIBRATE* 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

35 88
CARVEDILOL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

36 17
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

37 130
JANUVIA 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

38 94
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

39 18
FAMOTIDINE* 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

40 35
IBUPROFEN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

41 59
SERTRALINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

42 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

43 52
BUPROPION HCL SR 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

44 106
SYNTHROID 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

45 76
CITALOPRAM HBR 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

46 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

P 47 44
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

47 86
BUSPIRONE HCL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

49 96
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

50 16
VENTOLIN HFA 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

51 61
PROAIR HFA 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

52 62
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

53 29
MECLIZINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

54 84
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

55 39
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

55 121
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

57 93
GLIPIZIDE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

58 51
ATENOLOL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

59 25
LYRICA 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

60 63
LOVASTATIN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

61 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

61 43
PREDNISONE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

61 47
TRADJENTA 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

64 133
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

65 150
WARFARIN SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

66 46
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

67 53
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

68 97
DICYCLOMINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

69 160
SYMBICORT 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

70 107
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

71 69
FINASTERIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

71 100
FENOFIBRATE* 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

73 102
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

73 81
NAPROXEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

75 79
HYDRALAZINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

76 58
LANTUS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

77 60
LACTULOSE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

78 186
FLUCONAZOLE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

78 141
AZITHROMYCIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

A 80 49
KLOR-CON M20 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

81 110
DULOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

82 56
PROMETHAZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

82 83
MIRTAZAPINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

84 48
RALOXIFENE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

85 158
MELOXICAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

86 27
TEMAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

87 115
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

87 123
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

89 222
RISPERIDONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P 89 42
ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

91 87
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 92 124
LORAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

92 34
LEVEMIR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

92 112
XARELTO 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

95 116
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

96 233
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

96 233
CEPHALEXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

A 98 101
VALSARTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

99 90
CHOLESTYRAMINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

100 249
BUPROPION XL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 101 139
COLCHICINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

101 183
CRESTOR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

103 65
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 103 98
VALACYCLOVIR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

105 189
NEXIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 67
CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 105 129
VOLTAREN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

108 171
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

108 85
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

108 164
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 Nov. 26, 2013.
  • 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.