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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,755Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
266 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
26%Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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
METHADONE HCL 567 64 S2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 380 90 S3
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 329 66 S2
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 228 55 S2
SUBOXONE 188 0
CYMBALTA 185 50
OXYCODONE HCL 182 54 S2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 155 35
OXYCONTIN 139 22 S2
MORPHINE SULFATE 136 14 S2
GABAPENTIN 129 20
TRAZODONE HCL 123 30
FENTANYL 122 57 S2
TIZANIDINE HCL 122 18
LYRICA 101 42
NUCYNTA 89 36 S2
BACLOFEN 83 25
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 81 0 S2
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE SULFATE 79 40 S2
PROMETHAZINE HCL 77 0 R
CARISOPRODOL 73 0 R
BUPROPION XL 72 0
TOPIRAMATE 69 0
ABILIFY 58 13
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55 15 R
NUCYNTA ER 50 0 S2
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. 10, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.