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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,530Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 83 providers in this state and specialty

$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 83 providers in this state and specialty

621 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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

3% of this provider’s 490 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Antibiotics

47% of this provider’s 621 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 621 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 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

$1.24M

2014

$1.34M

2015

$1.42M

2016

Number of Claims

25,486

2014

24,945

2015

29,530

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,480

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,275

prescriptions.

179

patients, 29% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,132

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,015

prescriptions.

127

patients, 20% of all patients

2 5
CARVEDILOL 939

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

796

prescriptions.

117

patients, 19% of all patients

3 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 896

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

763

prescriptions.

146

patients, 24% of all patients

4 18
OMEPRAZOLE 794

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

5 9
LISINOPRIL 774

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

6 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 667

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

O 7 4
GABAPENTIN 656

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

8 7
METFORMIN HCL ER 648

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

9 56
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 588

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

10 3
SIMVASTATIN 583

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

11 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 580

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

12 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 564

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

13 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 559

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

14 11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

15 70
CLOPIDOGREL 455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

16 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 432

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

17 8
TRAMADOL HCL 428

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

O 18 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

19 39
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 386

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

20 14
MELOXICAM 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

21 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

22 52
RANITIDINE HCL 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

23 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

24 31
ALLOPURINOL 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

25 22
MIRTAZAPINE 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

26 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

27 37
CLONIDINE HCL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

28 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

29 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

30 36
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

31 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

32 46
METFORMIN HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

33 10
ATENOLOL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

34 25
CEPHALEXIN 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

138

patients, 22% of all patients

A 35 101
SERTRALINE HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

36 26
FAMOTIDINE* 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 35
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

37 91
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

39 103
ALPRAZOLAM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

40 12
PAROXETINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 68
NAMENDA XR 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

<11 42 55
LANTUS 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

43 60
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 29
VERAPAMIL ER 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 146
ADVAIR DISKUS 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

46 87
BUPROPION HCL SR 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 106
INVOKANA 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

47 151
TERAZOSIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 143
HYDRALAZINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

50 58
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

<11 50 81
VALSARTAN 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

52 90
AZITHROMYCIN 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

A 52 49
ZETIA 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 80
CITALOPRAM HBR 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 21
TRAZODONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 28
COLCRYS 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

57 161
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 P 58 44
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

59 32
NIFEDIPINE ER 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 78
LYRICA 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 63
DULOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 56
MECLIZINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

63 84
ELIQUIS 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

<11 64 201
PREDNISONE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

65 47
NAPROXEN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

66 79
NEXIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

67 67
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

68 86
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

69 64
FLUOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 41
IBUPROFEN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

71 59
LATANOPROST 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

71 176
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

A 71 120
PRADAXA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 74 212
LEVETIRACETAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 75 72
LORAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

76 34
CRESTOR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 76 65
GLIPIZIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 78 51
HALOPERIDOL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 79 170
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 80 121
PHENOBARBITAL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 81 180
CALCITRIOL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 82 157
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 83 217
LEVEMIR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 84 112
LOVASTATIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 84 45
LEVOFLOXACIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 86 140
BENAZEPRIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

86 108
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

88 183
MEMANTINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 88 117
CLONAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

90 33
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

90 132
CELECOXIB 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

92 129
FINASTERIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

92 100
SUCRALFATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

94 144
RISPERIDONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 P 94 42
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

94 147
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

97 185
VICTOZA 3-PAK 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 98 230
RIVASTIGMINE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 98 230
PROAIR HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

98 62
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 101 69
CALCIUM ACETATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 101 233
JANUVIA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

101 94
TRADJENTA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 104 133
CARBAMAZEPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 104 188
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 104 124
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

104 40
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 108 173
RENVELA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 108 155
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 110 30
BUSPIRONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

110 96
SPIRONOLACTONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 112 113
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

112 98
NOVOLIN 70-30 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 114 154
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 114 253
AMIODARONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 116 193
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 117 168
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 9, 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.