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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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66,634Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

$1.62M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

488 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% 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 we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

133 of this provider’s 453 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

52% of this provider’s 488 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

50% of this provider’s 488 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$24 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

137 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 27.


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

$2.84M

2014

$2.81M

2015

$1.62M

2016

Number of Claims

58,467

2014

78,047

2015

66,634

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
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 2,950

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

2,822

prescriptions.

151

patients, 31% of all patients

10 1 9
FUROSEMIDE 2,932

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

2,781

prescriptions.

161

patients, 33% of all patients

2 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 2,679

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

2,642

prescriptions.

141

patients, 29% of all patients

3 8
OMEPRAZOLE 2,584

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

2,479

prescriptions.

149

patients, 31% of all patients

4 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 2,471

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

2,386

prescriptions.

135

patients, 28% of all patients

5 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 2,291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

2,197

prescriptions.

121

patients, 25% of all patients

6 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 2,262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

2,088

prescriptions.

90

patients, 18% of all patients

P 7 16
MIRTAZAPINE 2,237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

2,095

prescriptions.

127

patients, 26% of all patients

8 13
GABAPENTIN 2,188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

2,051

prescriptions.

113

patients, 23% of all patients

9 6
TRAZODONE HCL 2,039

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,869

prescriptions.

112

patients, 23% of all patients

10 11
RANITIDINE HCL 2,001

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,830

prescriptions.

106

patients, 22% of all patients

10 11 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,806

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,806

prescriptions.

93

patients, 19% of all patients

12 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,542

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,469

prescriptions.

92

patients, 19% of all patients

13 10
NAMENDA XR 1,528

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,487

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

14 19
LISINOPRIL 1,231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,167

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

15 7
FAMOTIDINE* 1,186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,147

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

16 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,147

prescriptions.

149

patients, 31% of all patients

O 17 14
MEMANTINE HCL 1,035

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,019

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

18 31
CLOPIDOGREL 982

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

977

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

19 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 902

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

897

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

20 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 880

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

841

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

21 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 835

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

771

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

22 26
METFORMIN HCL 740

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

23 23
CARVEDILOL 653

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

24 20
RISPERIDONE 646

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

P 25 38
ROPINIROLE HCL 640

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

26 43
LEVETIRACETAM 601

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

27 32
LORAZEPAM 571

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

97

patients, 20% of all patients

28 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 545

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

29 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 536

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

30 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 481

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

31 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 467

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

32 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 430

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

33 47
BACLOFEN 423

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

34 63
TRAMADOL HCL 422

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

O 35 33
ALLOPURINOL 407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

36 40
SPIRONOLACTONE 403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

37 53
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

38 29
GLIPIZIDE 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 50
SIMVASTATIN 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

40 18
HYDRALAZINE HCL 375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

41 41
LYRICA 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

42 61
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

88

patients, 18% of all patients

43 48
OLANZAPINE 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 44 45
NYSTATIN 316

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

95

patients, 19% of all patients

45 84
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 315

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 60
SUCRALFATE 307

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

47 76
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 292

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

48 88
DIGOX 273

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 66
VALSARTAN 266

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 62
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 260

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 83
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 258

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

52 27
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 255

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

53 46
SERTRALINE HCL 247

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

54 24
DULOXETINE HCL 243

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

55 37
ATENOLOL 240

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

56 54
ALPRAZOLAM 233

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

57 39
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 222

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

58 44
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 42
PREDNISONE 198

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

60 49
CLONIDINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 58
CEFUROXIME 184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

104

patients, 21% of all patients

A 62 92
JANUVIA 181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

<11 63 91
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

<11 64 79
FENOFIBRATE* 179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

<11 64 98
CRESTOR 175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

<11 66 78
LANTUS 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

67 64
VERAPAMIL ER 171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

<11 68 137
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

<11 69 105
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O 70 75
LEVEMIR 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

71 85
TORSEMIDE 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

<11 72 107
RAMIPRIL 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 117
AMIODARONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 69
NUEDEXTA 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 75 51
CEFTRIAXONE* 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

A 76 113
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11 77 67
RIVASTIGMINE* 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

78 124
DEXILANT 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

<11 79 141
BENAZEPRIL HCL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

<11 80 104
CARBAMAZEPINE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 81 151
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

82 81
ADVAIR DISKUS 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

83 77
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 83 106
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

85 55
PROPRANOLOL HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 86 128
NIFEDIPINE ER 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

<11 87 87
TOPIRAMATE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 87 159
CLONAZEPAM 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

89 59
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11 90 170
VOLTAREN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

91 122
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

92 100
LIDOCAINE HCL* 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

92 146
ONDANSETRON HCL* 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

94 94
FLUOXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11 94 57
VENLAFAXINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 96 82
GLIMEPIRIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 96 73
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 98 143
NEXIUM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 98 85
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 100 36
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11 P 101 148
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 101 74
BUPROPION XL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 103 107
BYSTOLIC 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 104 189
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

104 156
ARIPIPRAZOLE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P 106 115
PENTOXIFYLLINE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 107 184
METOLAZONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 107 121
ASPIRIN-DIPYRIDAMOLE ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 107 144
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 110 239
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 111 72
FINASTERIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 112 71
HYDROXYZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 112 161
CEPHALEXIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

A 114 138
PHENYTOIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 115 140
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 115 126
LATANOPROST 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

117 90
TRANSDERM-SCOP 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

118 175
MELOXICAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 118 68
LOVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 118 142
DILTIAZEM HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 118 99
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 122 256
LAMOTRIGINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 122 116
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

A 124 111
SPIRIVA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

124 103
FENOFIBRATE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 126 192
LACTULOSE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 127 152
CARAFATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

128 173
QUINAPRIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 129 267
RANEXA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 130 160
RENVELA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 130 109
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 132 208
MORPHINE SULFATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O 132 147
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

132 52
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 P 135 274
TRANDOLAPRIL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 135 274
HALOPERIDOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 P 135 118
ZETIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 138 129
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 139 179
XARELTO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 140 95
METHIMAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 141 200
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 142 65
FENTANYL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 142 89
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

A 142 285
LEVOFLOXACIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

A 145 125
VALACYCLOVIR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

146 186
ULORIC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 146 288
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 146 112
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 Nov. 2, 2009.
  • 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.