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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,311Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
889 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
25% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

2012

$559K

2013

$1.64M

2014

$1M

2015

Number of Claims

2012

8,564

2013

22,161

2014

15,311

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

4,284

prescriptions, 28% of all prescriptions

968

prescriptions.

599

patients, 67% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

2,530

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

419

patients, 47% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

1,165

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

193

patients, 22% of all patients

O
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

1,078

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

190

patients, 21% of all patients

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

720

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

106

patients, 12% of all patients

VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

530

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

154

patients, 17% 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

497

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

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

478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% 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

352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

O
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

163

patients, 18% of all patients

MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

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

250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

O
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE

This is used on the skin or... +

This is used on the skin or in the genital area to cause numbness or loss of feeling before certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

121

patients, 14% of all patients

LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

Causes numbness or loss of feeling in an area of your body. Source: National Library of Medicine

233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

METHOCARBAMOL

Treats muscle pain and spas... +

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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

R
GRALISE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

10
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% 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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TIAGABINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

10
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

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

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve tension headaches. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

R
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

Treats nerve pain that is caused by herpes zoster, or "shingles. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% 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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

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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 Feb. 28, 2017.
  • 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.