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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Interventional Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,015Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 145

$461K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 145

865 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
40%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

53% of this provider’s 865 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 48%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

56% of this provider’s 865 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 33%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 3,239 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $80 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,813 693 S3 1 1
GABAPENTIN 1,204 514 2 4
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 758 237 S2 3 2
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 454 194 S2 4 11
FENTANYL 387 121 S2 5 6
TIZANIDINE HCL 380 96 6 10
MELOXICAM 377 193 7 17
TRAMADOL HCL 273 126 8 8
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 270 60 R 9 16
SUBOXONE 266 0 10 27
LIDOCAINE 249 134 11 37
MORPHINE SULFATE 247 82 S2 12 14
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 167 83 S2 13 5
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 155 39 R 14 25
METHOCARBAMOL 147 29 R 15 22
LYRICA 141 24 16 15
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 140 69 S2 17 12
BACLOFEN 134 64 18 20
CLONIDINE HCL 96 13 19 50
ETODOLAC 93 32 20 44
NAPROXEN 91 20 21 52
VOLTAREN 89 48 22 32
LIDODERM 83 27 23 23
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 83 45 23 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56 0 25 18
OXYCODONE HCL 56 35 S2 25 3
DIAZEPAM 52 14 27 40
OPANA ER 52 19 S2 27 26
PROMETHAZINE HCL 51 15 R 29 31
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 Oct. 9, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.