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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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9,241Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 90 providers in this state and specialty

$6.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 90 providers in this state and specialty

568 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
14% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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 81 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

17% of this provider’s 568 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 48%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 568 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 7%.

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Brand Name Drugs

59% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 42%.

Prescription Price

$664 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $775 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$3.08M

2014

$4.78M

2015

$6.14M

2016

Number of Claims

6,757

2014

8,836

2015

9,241

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 740

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

153

patients, 27% of all patients

10 1 2
TRUVADA 655

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

131

patients, 23% of all patients

10 2 1
PREZISTA 571

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

112

patients, 20% of all patients

10 3 3
LISINOPRIL 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

4 9
TIVICAY 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

6 8
CRESTOR 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

7 14
GABAPENTIN 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

8 15
ISENTRESS 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

8 5
TRIUMEQ 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

10 7
REYATAZ 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

11 10
LAMIVUDINE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

10 12 32
STRIBILD 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 33

patients, 6% of all patients

13 11
NEXIUM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

14 40
PREZCOBIX 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

14 17
ATRIPLA 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

16 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

17 18
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 42

patients, 7% of all patients

A 18 12
ACYCLOVIR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 5% of all patients

19 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

20 23
ABACAVIR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

21 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

22 31
EPZICOM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 5% of all patients

23 21
GENVOYA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

24 16
VIREAD 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

25 20
METFORMIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

26 33
ZIDOVUDINE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

10 26 51
RANITIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

28 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

29 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

30 25
INTELENCE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

31 30
IBUPROFEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 36

patients, 6% of all patients

32 46
DAPSONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

33 57
AZITHROMYCIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 4% of all patients

A 34 55
VALACYCLOVIR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 26
CARVEDILOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 78
SUSTIVA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

37 54
CHLORTHALIDONE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 48
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 30

patients, 5% of all patients

39 74
LEVETIRACETAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 40 102
FUROSEMIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 63
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.