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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,740Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 12

$2.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 12

492 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
28%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Oklahoma
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

89% of this provider’s 492 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 44%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

32% of this provider’s 492 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 35%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 2,569 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$188 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $119 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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 Oklahoma
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 2,147 489 S2 10 1 3
OXYCODONE HCL 1,729 292 S2 2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 944 327 S3 3 1
FENTANYL 876 179 S2 4 5
TIZANIDINE HCL 643 94 5 8
METHADONE HCL 636 112 S2 6 6
MORPHINE SULFATE 414 43 S2 7 4
GABAPENTIN 296 62 8 7
OXYCONTIN 264 48 S2 9 10
KADIAN 262 40 S2 10 10 20
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 254 59 S2 11 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 244 48 12 15
CYMBALTA 244 47 12 18
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 203 74 S2 14 14
PROMETHAZINE HCL 195 0 R 15 24
LYRICA 174 59 16 13
LUNESTA 168 0 17 23
OPANA ER 164 0 S2 18 19
BACLOFEN 161 0 19 12
TRAZODONE HCL 136 12 20 26
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 130 16 R 21 17
ENDOCET 90 25 S2 22 22
SERTRALINE HCL 89 32 23 34
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 86 0 R 24 42
CITALOPRAM HBR 86 34 24 30
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74 13 26 44
TRAMADOL HCL 70 17 27 16
DOXEPIN HCL 70 26 27 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER 67 13 29 49
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 67 19 S2 29 49
ROPINIROLE HCL 64 26 31 51
TOPIRAMATE 63 0 32 37
METHOCARBAMOL 60 0 R 33 33
PAROXETINE HCL 50 0 34 63
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 Sept. 26, 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.