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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,106Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$456K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
303 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 393 161 S3
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 391 119 S2
OXYCODONE HCL 384 117 S2
GABAPENTIN 235 106
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 232 96 S2
METHADONE HCL 170 43 S2
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 156 57 S2
OXYCONTIN 135 30 S2
FENTANYL 131 49 S2
MORPHINE SULFATE 112 47 S2
METHOCARBAMOL 106 18 R
LISINOPRIL 106 90
FUROSEMIDE 105 93
CARISOPRODOL 102 0 R
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 97 96
TRAMADOL HCL 97 91
SIMVASTATIN 96 90
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 93 17
LYRICA 89 33
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 79 15 R
WARFARIN SODIUM 79 78
CITALOPRAM HBR 63 58
TIZANIDINE HCL 63 30
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 60 52
LIDODERM 58 34
KLOR-CON M20 56 56
TRAZODONE HCL 53 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50 37
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 6, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.