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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,498Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$536K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
171 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
19%Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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
RISPERIDONE 287 44
TRAZODONE HCL 254 51
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 207 17 S3
PAROXETINE HCL 172 0
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 165 0
ABILIFY 163 33
SERTRALINE HCL 158 52
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 152 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123 37
LAMOTRIGINE 122 24
CARISOPRODOL 114 0 R
BUPROPION XL 111 30
OLANZAPINE 107 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 102 21
CYMBALTA 96 14
GABAPENTIN 91 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 71 0
BACLOFEN 66 0
TOPIRAMATE 66 0
SEROQUEL 65 0
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 63 0
SEROQUEL XR 62 0
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 62 0 R
BUSPIRONE HCL 61 0
HYDROXYZINE HCL 60 12 R
ENDOCET 60 0 S2
LYRICA 57 0
ROPINIROLE HCL 56 0
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 July 16, 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.