At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2011
Self-Reported Primary Specialty
Rank: 30 out of 80
Rank: 7 out of 80
How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?
89% of this provider’s 72 patients filled at least one prescription for a narcotic painkiller, compared to an average of 76%.
Antipsychotics to Seniors
Risky Drugs to Seniors
7% of this provider’s 428 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.
Brand Name Drugs
38% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.
$207 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $121 among peers.
Prescriptions per Patient
19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.
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A narcotic drug. More » Misuse and abuse of narcotics led to some 16,000 overdose deaths in 2010.
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Methadone is used to reliev... +
Methadone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain that has not been relieved by non-narcotic pain relievers. It also is used to prevent withdrawal symptoms in patients who were addicted to opiate drugs and are enrolled in treatment programs in order to stop taking or continue not taking the drugs. Methadone is in a class of medications called opiate (narcotic) analgesics. Methadone works to treat pain by changing the way the brain and nervous system respond to pain. It also works as a substitute for opiate drugs of abuse by producing similar effects and preventing withdrawal symptoms in people who have stopped using these drugs. More info »
Treats severe, ongoing pain... +
Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. This medicine is a narcotic pain reliever. More info »
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Treats pain, including pain... +
Treats pain, including pain caused by arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) in children and adults, ankylosing spondylitis, or menstrual cramps. This is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine (NSAID). More info »
Treats certain types of sei... +
Treats certain types of seizures. Also treats Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) and pain caused by shingles (postherpetic neuralgia). More info »
Oxycodone is used to reliev... +
Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. More info »
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- No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
- This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Dec. 7, 2012.