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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Interventional Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,697Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$318K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
320 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
48%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 745 260 S2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 727 386 S3
MORPHINE SULFATE 562 149 S2
GABAPENTIN 271 93
FENTANYL 261 132 S2
METHADONE HCL 245 68 S2
LYRICA 178 42
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 161 109 S2
TRAMADOL HCL 137 85
TIZANIDINE HCL 135 36
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 106 0 R
OXYCODONE HCL 100 38 S2
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 90 48
METHOCARBAMOL 89 28 R
CYMBALTA 77 28
VOLTAREN 76 19
LIDODERM 66 31
ENDOCET 61 24 S2
OXYCONTIN 53 26 S2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50 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 25, 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.