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Prescriber Checkup

Prescribers of OPANA ER in California

Important Information About This Drug

Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

As many as one quarter of those receiving these drugs over a long period of time in a primary care setting struggle with addiction.

Read more about the appropriate use of these drugs and speak to your doctor about their risks.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Provider Medicare Claims City State
BRENTON WYNN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled170

SAN DIEGO

California

THOMAS KELLER M.D., M.P.H.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled114

SANTA ROSA

California

KRISTEN ZAK PHARM.D.

Pharmacist

Claims Filled111

UNION CITY

California

WASHINGTON BRYAN M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled104

LOS ANGELES

California

CHRISTOPHER HILL M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled103

SAN BERNARDINO

California

GERALD CHATMAN PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled86

LOS ANGELES

California

JOHN PEARSON PA

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled83

REDDING

California

THOMAS NASSER DO

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled80

LANCASTER

California

SVETLANA KEYSER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled78

MONTEREY

California

MARCIA ELFENBAUM M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled77

SAN DIEGO

California

CLAUDIO PALMA M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled70

SAN FRANCISCO

California

HONG CHENG DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled70

VALLEJO

California

JAIPAL SIDHU MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled62

ROSEVILLE

California

AJAY MASIH M.D.

Claims Filled62

LOS ANGELES

California

TERRANCE FOSTER MEDICAL CORP M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled61

CHICO

California

MUNISH LAL

Specialist

Claims Filled59

CHICO

California

MUHAMMAD AKBAR MD

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Claims Filled58

CLOVIS

California

STEPHAN JOHNSON PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled58

SAN DIEGO

California

JAMAAL EL-KHAL M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled57

OROVILLE

California

MICHAEL MOSKOWITZ M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled56

SAUSALITO

California

KAI-LIEH CHEN M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled56

VISALIA

California

REBECCA KERR M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled56

LOS ANGELES

California

DAVID BAKER PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled55

FRESNO

California

KIUMARS ARFAI MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled52

MISSION HILLS

California

LANNY HSU D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

SACRAMENTO

California

Sources

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; National Technical Information Service; First Databank