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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,070Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 83 providers in this state and specialty

$588K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 83 providers in this state and specialty

250 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

40% of this provider’s 250 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

41% of this provider’s 250 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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

$547K

2014

$580K

2015

$588K

2016

Number of Claims

11,510

2014

11,077

2015

10,070

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 576

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

70

patients, 28% of all patients

O 1 4
GABAPENTIN 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

53

patients, 21% of all patients

2 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

40

patients, 16% of all patients

3 13
ALPRAZOLAM 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

39

patients, 16% of all patients

4 12
METFORMIN HCL 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

41

patients, 16% of all patients

5 10
LISINOPRIL 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

41

patients, 16% of all patients

6 2
SIMVASTATIN 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

41

patients, 16% of all patients

7 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

8 3
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

9 70
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

34

patients, 14% of all patients

10 8
FUROSEMIDE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

37

patients, 15% of all patients

11 5
CLOPIDOGREL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

12 20
MELOXICAM 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

34

patients, 14% of all patients

12 27
OMEPRAZOLE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

14 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

15 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

16 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

17 1
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

18 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

19 41
TRAMADOL HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

O 20 15
CARVEDILOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

21 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

22 43
ALLOPURINOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

23 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

24 40
ATENOLOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

25 25
ROPINIROLE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

26 66
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

27 14
RANITIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

28 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

28 24
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

O 30 30
AZITHROMYCIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

55

patients, 22% of all patients

A 31 49
TIZANIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

31 75
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 33 103
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

34 64
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 35 53
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

36 125
DONEPEZIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 36 37
FENOFIBRATE* 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 38 88
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

39 16
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

39 97
LEVEMIR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 41 112
VENTOLIN HFA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 42 61
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

43 93
GLIMEPIRIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

44 36
DEXILANT 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 45 167
LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 45 34
NAPROXEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 47 79
CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 48 65
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 48 87
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 48 29
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. 6, 2015.
  • 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.