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Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup » Arkansas » Pain Medicine

Top Pain Medicine Prescribers in Arkansas

Top Prescribers

Providers are grouped by the primary specialty they listed when applying for a national health ID number. This doesn’t necessarily mean the person has special training or certification. Specialty is self-reported by providers and may have changed. Patients and claims shown are for Medicare Part D only.

Prescriber Claims Filled Total Cost Medicare Part D Patients Claims for Brand Name Drugs Schedule Two Schedule Three Dangerous Drugs to Seniors Brand Name Drugs Prescription Price
BUTCHAIAH GARLAPATI M.D.

Pain Medicine

26,076

$1.59M

1655
443 are 65+

65%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

58%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

9%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

14%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

$61
Average prescription price

WILLIAM PIECHAL D.O.

Pain Medicine

14,490

$488K

336
40 are 65+

58%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

65%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

10%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

11%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

$34
Average prescription price

KRISHNAPPA PRASAD MD

Pain Medicine

5,123

$209K

642
172 are 65+

39%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

52%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

5%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

12%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

$41
Average prescription price

PRANITHA NALLU MD

Pain Medicine

748

$25.9K

154
110 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

25%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

4%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

11%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

$35
Average prescription price

VIRENDAR VERMA M.D.

Pain Medicine

587

$13.6K

100
50 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

31%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

11%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

$23
Average prescription price

Sources

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; National Technical Information Service; First Databank