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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,504Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$797K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
411 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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
DONEPEZIL HCL 464 458
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 438 437
OMEPRAZOLE 409 402
FUROSEMIDE 409 408
SIMVASTATIN 397 390
WARFARIN SODIUM 380 378
CITALOPRAM HBR 348 332
GABAPENTIN 347 216
LISINOPRIL 341 338
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 339 329
NAMENDA 290 285
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 280 264
MIRTAZAPINE 278 272
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 272 265
TRAMADOL HCL 250 229
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 236 206
TRAZODONE HCL 224 222
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 217 203
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 204 203
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 199 199
OXYCODONE HCL 190 57 S2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 185 140 S3
FENTANYL 183 135 S2
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 164 162
FAMOTIDINE 161 161
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 133 133
LIDODERM 129 120
RISPERIDONE 123 122
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 120 120
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 120 120
MELOXICAM 118 102
ATENOLOL 114 112
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 112 72 S2
OLANZAPINE 107 107
TRAVATAN Z 104 104
NYSTOP 102 102
BACLOFEN 101 48
RIVASTIGMINE 100 100
TAMSULOSIN HCL 97 96
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 97 19 S2
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 93 60 S2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 90
CYMBALTA 88 64
LYRICA 88 16
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 86 42 S2
VENLAFAXINE HCL 84 84
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 83 83
DIGOXIN 79 78
SERTRALINE HCL 78 77
OXYCONTIN 76 40 S2
METFORMIN HCL 75 74
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74 74
ADVAIR DISKUS 70 69
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 69 40
CLOZAPINE 69 69
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67 52
AVELOX 66 64
METHOCARBAMOL 65 36 R
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 65 65
CLOPIDOGREL 63 62
SEROQUEL 63 63
MORPHINE SULFATE 61 14 S2
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 61 61
KLOR-CON M20 61 60
GENERLAC 60 58
GLIPIZIDE 60 60
SPIRONOLACTONE 59 58
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 58 58
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58 54
LIDOCAINE HCL 57 36
CARVEDILOL 57 54
TORSEMIDE 57 55
ENULOSE 56 50
PREDNISONE 54 53
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 54 46
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53 53
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51 47
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 April 1, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.