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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,412Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 47

$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 47

604 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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
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this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 604 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 44%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 604 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 30%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 16,513 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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.

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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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Florida
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 661 599 1 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 646 608 2 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 629 592 3 29
FUROSEMIDE 600 543 4 30
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 581 298 S3 5 1
LISINOPRIL 560 535 6 32
SIMVASTATIN 451 401 7 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 429 382 8 37
TRAMADOL HCL 428 381 9 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 399 387 10 40
MIRTAZAPINE 369 349 11 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 360 352 12 44
OXYCODONE HCL 339 132 S2 13 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 323 257 14 41
NAMENDA 291 283 15 47
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 285 211 16 48
OMEPRAZOLE 276 235 17 42
GABAPENTIN 266 163 18 4
CARISOPRODOL 244 45 R 19 7
METFORMIN HCL 218 178 20 50
LANTUS 215 185 21 51
RISPERIDONE 201 156 22 52
TRAZODONE HCL 196 146 23 53
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 192 172 24 54
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 181 48 S2 25 3
KLOR-CON M20 177 164 26 55
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 169 164 27 56
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 161 145 28 57
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 159 107 29 19
CLOPIDOGREL 152 142 30 60
LEVETIRACETAM 149 86 31 31
SERTRALINE HCL 149 121 31 61
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 147 81 S2 33 14
LYRICA 146 60 34 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143 127 35 63
FENTANYL 138 90 S2 36 8
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 134 46 S2 37 2
NOVOLIN R 130 118 38 64
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 124 124 39 65
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 122 102 40 66
DIGOXIN 117 117 41 68
NOVOLOG 115 107 42 70
AZITHROMYCIN 114 99 43 71
MORPHINE SULFATE 113 58 S2 44 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 112 101 45 72
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 112 109 45 72
LEVEMIR 111 97 47 74
GLIPIZIDE 109 109 48 75
CYMBALTA 106 60 49 23
BUMETANIDE 104 94 50 76
CARVEDILOL 104 104 50 76
FAMOTIDINE 102 87 52 78
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 100 0 S2 53 12
DIOVAN 100 98 53 80
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100 93 53 80
PREDNISONE 98 80 56 59
SANTYL 98 86 56 83
PLAVIX 97 88 58 84
SPIRONOLACTONE 95 59 59 85
OXYCONTIN 93 30 S2 60 15
EXELON 92 92 61 86
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 91 89 62 87
RANITIDINE HCL 89 85 63 88
TAMSULOSIN HCL 88 76 64 89
BACLOFEN 88 56 64 17
CEFTRIAXONE 87 85 66 91
ADVAIR DISKUS 87 75 66 91
PAROXETINE HCL 86 79 68 93
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 85 33 R 69 13
NYSTATIN 84 71 70 94
ATENOLOL 80 68 71 95
GLIMEPIRIDE 73 73 72 99
PROMETHAZINE HCL 72 58 R 73 46
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 69 56 74 101
MUPIROCIN 69 56 74 101
NITROFURANTOIN 68 66 76 103
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68 57 76 103
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 66 61 78 105
LIDODERM 64 46 79 22
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63 52 80 106
ALLOPURINOL 62 60 81 107
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60 47 82 108
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 59 38 83 49
FENOFIBRATE 59 57 83 109
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59 57 83 109
METHOTREXATE 59 46 83 109
KETOCONAZOLE 57 57 87 114
TOBRADEX 56 55 88 115
MELOXICAM 55 50 89 16
SEROQUEL 54 44 90 117
ROPINIROLE HCL 54 44 90 117
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 53 53 92 119
VENLAFAXINE HCL 51 38 93 120
TRAVATAN Z 50 46 94 122
GLYBURIDE 50 50 R 94 122
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 Jan. 4, 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.