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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,868Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
469 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
30% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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

$1.03M

2012

$1.32M

2013

$1.42M

2014

$1.28M

2015

Number of Claims

8,739

2012

10,724

2013

11,084

2014

10,868

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
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

1,682

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

158

patients, 34% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

1,388

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

166

patients, 35% 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

901

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

108

patients, 23% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

827

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

173

patients, 37% of all patients

OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

731

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

92

patients, 20% 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

437

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

104

patients, 22% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL*

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

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

352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

O
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

328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

O
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

84

patients, 18% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

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

206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

R
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

R
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

O
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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% 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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% 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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

R
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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% 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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ENDOCET

Treats moderate to moderate... +

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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

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

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O
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

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% 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

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% 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

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

OPANA ER

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O
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

55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

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 Aug. 30, 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.
  • 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.