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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,809Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$720K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,252 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
21%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

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 .

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,086 522 S3
OXYCODONE HCL 951 166 S2
GABAPENTIN 947 168
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 868 148 S2
METHADONE HCL 662 122 S2
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 558 112 S2
ENDOCET 514 111 S2
TIZANIDINE HCL 501 90
FENTANYL 500 149 S2
LIDODERM 233 55
OXYCONTIN 223 43 S2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 186 35
TOPIRAMATE 169 54
PROMETHAZINE HCL 164 12 R
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 145 0 R
BACLOFEN 139 12
TRAMADOL HCL 139 50
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 134 50 S2
OPANA ER 111 26 S2
LYRICA 105 0
MELOXICAM 105 17
CELEBREX 70 30
TRAZODONE HCL 70 0
NAPROXEN 66 24
LACTULOSE 65 0
METHOCARBAMOL 56 0 R
CYMBALTA 55 0
VOLTAREN 55 21
OMEPRAZOLE 53 22
ROPINIROLE HCL 51 19
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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. 19, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.