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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,049Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,095 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
39% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.31M

2012

$1.74M

2013

$2.15M

2014

$2.33M

2015

Number of Claims

13,653

2012

18,921

2013

20,764

2014

23,049

2015

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

3,336

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

1,478

prescriptions.

435

patients, 40% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

2,562

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,170

prescriptions.

317

patients, 29% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

2,122

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

226

patients, 21% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,243

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

150

patients, 14% of all patients

O
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,071

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

O 10
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,068

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

139

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,021

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

200

patients, 18% of all patients

METHADONE HCL

Methadone is used to reliev... +

Methadone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain that has not been relieved by non-narcotic pain relievers. Source: National Library of Medicine

868

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

857

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

118

patients, 11% of all patients

FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

664

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

552

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

133

patients, 12% of all patients

AMANTADINE

Treats or prevents the flu ... +

Treats or prevents the flu (influenza type A). Source: National Library of Medicine

523

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

125

patients, 11% of all patients

10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

R
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

494

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

Treats pain and stiffness of muscle spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

R
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

R
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

Treats muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury or disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

Morphine is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

O
OPANA ER

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL*

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

O
METHOCARBAMOL

Treats muscle pain and spas... +

Treats muscle pain and spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

R
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

Used to help control certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ENDOCET

Treats moderate to moderate... +

Treats moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

O
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

R
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 O
SAVELLA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER

Used to treat insomnia (tro... +

Used to treat insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 R
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
ZONISAMIDE

Treats partial seizures in ... +

Treats partial seizures in adults with epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

Treats mild to moderate pain and help relieve symptoms of arthritis (e. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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 1, 2015.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.