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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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14,033Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 211 providers in this state and specialty

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 211 providers in this state and specialty

347 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
48% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

29% of this provider’s 347 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

79% of this provider’s 347 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 8%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $292 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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

$1.11M

2014

$1.1M

2015

$1.05M

2016

Number of Claims

14,343

2014

14,019

2015

14,033

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 1,572

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

685

prescriptions.

161

patients, 46% of all patients

O 1 11
ALPRAZOLAM 988

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

99

patients, 29% of all patients

2 19
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 886

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

91

patients, 26% of all patients

O 3 24
OXYCODONE HCL 878

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

76

patients, 22% of all patients

O 4 38
PROMETHAZINE HCL 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

5 58
DIAZEPAM 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

6 56
GABAPENTIN 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

7 1
TRAMADOL HCL 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

O 8 25
METHADONE HCL 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

O 9 57
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

10 35
CLONAZEPAM 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

11 7
LORAZEPAM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

12 45
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

13 93
TIZANIDINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

14 18
LYRICA 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

15 12
FENTANYL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

O 16 59
LEVETIRACETAM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

17 3
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

O 18 107
MELOXICAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

19 54
ATENOLOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

20 102
CLOPIDOGREL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

21 21
CARISOPRODOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

22 70
LISINOPRIL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

23 76
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

24 88
MORPHINE SULFATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 25 104
TRAZODONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

26 33
RANITIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

26 99
FUROSEMIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

28 114
SERTRALINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

28 27
OMEPRAZOLE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

30 96
LIDOCAINE HCL* 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

31 135
BACLOFEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

32 16
IBUPROFEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

33 106
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 34 30
PREDNISONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

35 48
VIMPAT 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 36 29
OXYCONTIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 37 103
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 38 123
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

39 141
ONDANSETRON HCL* 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

39 141
SPIRONOLACTONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

39 141
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

42 70
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

A 43 144
VENTOLIN HFA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

44 146
CITALOPRAM HBR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

45 20
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

45 148
CARBAMAZEPINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 47 37
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 5% of all patients

48 72
TEMAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

49 94
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 4% of all patients

50 73
CEPHALEXIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

A 50 162
ALLOPURINOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 52 167
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 53 14
DOXEPIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 53 112
VOLTAREN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

55 171
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

56 120
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 57 177
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 58 62
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 59 51
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 59 131
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 Oct. 25, 2012.
  • 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.