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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,797Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 211 providers in this state and specialty

$8.74M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 211 providers in this state and specialty

675 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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 409 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

2% of this provider’s 675 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 675 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 8%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$892 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $292 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$5.15M

2014

$7.48M

2015

$8.74M

2016

Number of Claims

7,451

2014

8,403

2015

9,797

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
GABAPENTIN 679

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

123

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
TECFIDERA 622

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

10 2 40
BACLOFEN 470

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

3 16
LEVETIRACETAM 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

4 3
CLONAZEPAM 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

5 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

6 2
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

7 4
DULOXETINE HCL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

8 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

O 8 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

10 35
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

11 76
COPAXONE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

12 41
AUBAGIO 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

13 53
CARBAMAZEPINE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

14 37
ALPRAZOLAM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

15 19
TOPIRAMATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

16 5
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

17 67
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

17 81
MODAFINIL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

19 83
ROPINIROLE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

20 17
TRAMADOL HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

O 21 25
TIZANIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

22 18
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

22 111
SERTRALINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

24 27
LAMOTRIGINE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

25 10
FLUOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

26 65
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

27 22
AVONEX PEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

28 101
LORAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

29 45
LYRICA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

30 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 30 15
DIAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

32 56
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

33 36
BUPROPION XL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

34 66
AMPYRA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

35 80
PREDNISONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

36 48
TEMAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

37 94
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 37 24
PAROXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

39 89
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

40 14
GILENYA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 40 74
PROPRANOLOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 51
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 26
PRIMIDONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 20
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 46 50
TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

46 33
PHENOBARBITAL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 48 47
CARISOPRODOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 70
MEMANTINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 9
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 Feb. 15, 2018.
  • 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.