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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,748Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 60

$3.92M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 60

613 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
28% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Indiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 174 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

4% of this provider’s 613 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

This provider prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

86% of this provider’s 613 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 62%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$334 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$1.53M

2012

$2.18M

2013

$2.1M

2014

$3.92M

2015

Number of Claims

7,578

2012

9,881

2013

7,177

2014

11,748

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 and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. 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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

1,370

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

165

patients, 27% of all patients

O 1 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

1,293

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

167

patients, 27% of all patients

O 2 1
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,250

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

166

patients, 27% of all patients

O 3 5
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

1,197

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

157

patients, 26% of all patients

O 4 3
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

680

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

O 5 9
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

655

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

O 6 12
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

492

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

107

patients, 17% of all patients

7 7
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

427

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

O 8 8
OPANA ER

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

O 9 18
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

10 2
SUBOXONE

Treats an addiction to or d... +

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

319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

11 29
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

215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

12 10
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

109

patients, 18% of all patients

13 52
SUBSYS 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

O 10 14 61
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

15 11
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

Treats muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury or disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

15 16
MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 17 22
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 18 56
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

19 30
HYDROMORPHONE ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 10 20 36
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

R 21 76
HYDROMORPHONE HCL*

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 21 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

R 23 23
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

23 41
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

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

R 25 13
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

26 26
BUPRENORPHINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 26 64
SAVELLA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

28 82
NUCYNTA ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 29 39
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 30 6
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

30 32
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 32 59
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 14
OXYMORPHONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 O 34 58
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 Aug. 11, 2014.
  • 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.