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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,088Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 211 providers in this state and specialty

$1.75M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 211 providers in this state and specialty

567 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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

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

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$287 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

$1.37M

2014

$1.48M

2015

$1.75M

2016

Number of Claims

5,584

2014

5,974

2015

6,088

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
LEVETIRACETAM 669

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

1 3
GABAPENTIN 652

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

135

patients, 24% of all patients

2 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 543

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

96

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 297

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

4 30
TOPIRAMATE 223

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

5 5
MEMANTINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

6 9
CLOPIDOGREL 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

7 21
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

8 4
TIZANIDINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

9 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

9 32
CARBAMAZEPINE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

11 37
LAMOTRIGINE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

12 10
AMANTADINE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

13 39
NAMENDA XR 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

14 6
COPAXONE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

15 41
LYRICA 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

16 12
PHENOBARBITAL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

17 47
OXCARBAZEPINE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

18 31
CLONAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

19 7
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

20 14
VIMPAT 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

21 29
ROPINIROLE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

22 17
BACLOFEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 23 16
PROPRANOLOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

24 51
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 25 34
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 26 28
ZONISAMIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 26 44
SERTRALINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 28 27
DILANTIN* 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 29 87
PRIMIDONE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

30 8
PHENYTOIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 31 105
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.