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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,337Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 211 providers in this state and specialty

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 211 providers in this state and specialty

597 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 597 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 8%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$185 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $292 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$1.1M

2014

$1.15M

2015

$1.17M

2016

Number of Claims

6,629

2014

6,247

2015

6,337

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
DONEPEZIL HCL 392

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

1 2
LEVETIRACETAM 378

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

2 3
GABAPENTIN 364

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

3 1
TOPIRAMATE 351

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

4 5
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 333

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

5 14
NAMENDA XR 273

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

6 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 235

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

O 7 11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

8 4
VIMPAT 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

9 29
LAMOTRIGINE 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

10 10
CLONAZEPAM 159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

11 7
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

12 34
ROPINIROLE HCL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

13 17
PRIMIDONE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

13 8
LYRICA 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

15 12
CLOPIDOGREL 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

16 21
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

17 22
ALPRAZOLAM 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

18 19
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 5% of all patients

19 36
ZONISAMIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

20 44
LORAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

21 45
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 22 64
TRAZODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

23 33
RIVASTIGMINE* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

24 46
DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 24 13
BACLOFEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 24 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

27 32
BUTORPHANOL TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 O 28 132
RIVASTIGMINE* 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 29 52
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 30 73
NAMZARIC 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 31 60
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 32 51
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.