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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,755Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 49

$792K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 49

242 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
37% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Louisiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

10% of this provider’s 242 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

47 of this provider’s 89 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug.

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Opioids

88% of this provider’s 242 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 69%.

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Brand Name Drugs

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$102 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$467K

2012

$494K

2013

$646K

2014

$792K

2015

Number of Claims

5,973

2012

6,770

2013

7,300

2014

7,755

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 and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. 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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

1,015

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

103

patients, 43% of all patients

O 1 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

927

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

109

patients, 45% of all patients

O 2 1
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

466

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

58

patients, 24% of all patients

O 3 2
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

399

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

50

patients, 21% of all patients

4 8
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

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

384

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

49

patients, 20% of all patients

R 5 17
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

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

318

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 15% of all patients

O 6 6
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

318

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

55

patients, 23% of all patients

6 3
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

314

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

36

patients, 15% of all patients

8 20
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

9 16
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

190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

10 5
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

O 11 15
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

155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

R 12 18
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

123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

O 13 11
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

14 23
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

R 15 19
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

16 39
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

O 17 7
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

18 9
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

19 84
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

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

20 13
OPANA ER

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 O 21 25
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

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 22 38
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

23 40
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

24 10
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

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

R 24 49
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

R 26 44
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 R 26 57
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

28 67
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 29 100
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.