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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Infectious Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,500Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 90 providers in this state and specialty

$4.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 90 providers in this state and specialty

362 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
17% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

0 of this provider’s 62 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

13% of this provider’s 362 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 48%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 362 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 7%.

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Brand Name Drugs

55% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 42%.

Prescription Price

$636 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $775 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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

$2.36M

2014

$3.02M

2015

$4.14M

2016

Number of Claims

5,058

2014

5,910

2015

6,500

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
NORVIR 341

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

71

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
TRUVADA 337

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

73

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
PREZISTA 335

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 247

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

4 8
TIVICAY 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

5 6
GENVOYA 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

6 16
LISINOPRIL 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

7 9
GABAPENTIN 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

7 15
ACYCLOVIR 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 38

patients, 10% of all patients

9 19
CRESTOR 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

10 14
TRIUMEQ 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

11 7
ATRIPLA 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

12 4
REYATAZ 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 8% of all patients

13 10
RANITIDINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

14 38
ISENTRESS 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

15 5
XOPENEX HFA 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

16 79
STRIBILD 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 6% of all patients

17 11
NEXIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

18 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

18 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

20 31
LAMIVUDINE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

20 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 6% of all patients

22 18
PREZCOBIX 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

23 17
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

24 74
SUSTIVA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 25 54
VENTOLIN HFA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

26 94
EPZICOM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

26 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 28 66
KETOCONAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

29 65
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

A 29 12
CARVEDILOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

31 78
METFORMIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

31 33
ZIDOVUDINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

33 51
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 34 64
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 11, 2016.
  • 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.