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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,052Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
416 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
28% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% 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

$246K

2012

$534K

2013

$780K

2014

$1.05M

2015

Number of Claims

2,128

2012

3,897

2013

6,743

2014

8,052

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

861

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

145

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

813

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

142

patients, 34% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

496

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

84

patients, 20% of all patients

O
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 473

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

88

patients, 21% of all patients

O 10
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

451

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

390

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

77

patients, 19% 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

373

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

82

patients, 20% of all patients

R
NUCYNTA ER 333

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

O 10
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

327

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

OPANA ER

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

O
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

241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

O
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

233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% 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

180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

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

157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

SUBOXONE

Treats an addiction to or d... +

Treats an addiction to or dependence on narcotic medicine. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

Causes numbness or loss of feeling in an area of your body. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

Treats mild to moderate pain and help relieve symptoms of arthritis (e. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O
GRALISE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

HORIZANT 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 10
OXYMORPHONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 O
HYDROMORPHONE HCL*

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 O
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOHYDRO ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 O
MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

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

56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O
METHOCARBAMOL

Treats muscle pain and spas... +

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

52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

R
BUTRANS 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 O
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 Jan. 19, 2017.
  • 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.