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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Interventional Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,948Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 13

$414K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 13

748 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
18%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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 avg Average for
this specialty
in Mississippi
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

73% of this provider’s 748 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 43%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

57% of this provider’s 748 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 44%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

13% of this provider’s 1,191 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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.

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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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Mississippi
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,179 291 S3 1 1
GABAPENTIN 799 142 2 2
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 524 55 S2 3 6
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 497 63 S2 4 5
CARISOPRODOL 486 23 R 5 4
MELOXICAM 463 62 6 12
TIZANIDINE HCL 356 50 7 3
METHADONE HCL 298 20 S2 8 15
ENDOCET 293 39 S2 9 7
NAPROXEN 288 44 10 16
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 260 48 R 11 8
LYRICA 250 33 12 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 187 17 13 11
METHOCARBAMOL 176 32 R 14 18
PROMETHAZINE HCL 167 34 R 15 17
TRAZODONE HCL 154 23 16 20
OXYCODONE HCL 119 13 S2 17 10
FENTANYL 113 13 S2 18 9
TRAMADOL HCL 97 17 19 13
MORPHINE SULFATE 91 25 S2 20 23
OXYCONTIN 82 0 S2 21 21
OPANA ER 82 0 S2 21 26
MIRTAZAPINE 81 12 23 27
LIDODERM 66 14 24 22
OXYMORPHONE HCL 61 0 S2 25 29
OMEPRAZOLE 59 0 26 31
BACLOFEN 52 0 27 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 May 14, 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.