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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,902Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 52

$409K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 52

700 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
39%Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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
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this specialty
in Louisiana
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

65% of this provider’s 700 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 24%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

44% of this provider’s 700 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 37%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 2,374 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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 Louisiana
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,266 573 S3 1 1
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 633 278 S2 2 3
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 501 167 S2 3 4
OXYCODONE HCL 442 103 S2 4 5
FENTANYL 421 211 S2 5 10
GABAPENTIN 236 116 6 2
TIZANIDINE HCL 172 49 7 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 164 71 8 15
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 145 33 R 9 11
ENDOCET 140 56 S2 10 13
TRAMADOL HCL 123 106 11 8
BACLOFEN 115 31 12 12
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 94 30 13 25
LYRICA 94 69 13 13
METHADONE HCL 91 12 S2 15 18
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80 51 S2 16 19
METHOCARBAMOL 78 11 R 17 17
MELOXICAM 75 33 18 9
OPANA ER 72 13 S2 19 24
OXYCONTIN 71 0 S2 20 20
CYMBALTA 65 45 21 16
TRAZODONE HCL 54 15 22 21
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 April 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.