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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,626Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
555 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.12M

2014

$1.31M

2015

$1.42M

2016

Number of Claims

10,328

2014

10,971

2015

11,626

2016

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.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
OXYCODONE HCL 1,774

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

843

prescriptions.

217

patients, 39% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 1,666

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

785

prescriptions.

212

patients, 38% of all patients

O
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 1,004

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

124

patients, 22% of all patients

O 10
FENTANYL 848

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

123

patients, 22% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 776

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

122

patients, 22% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 671

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

147

patients, 26% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 619

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

105

patients, 19% of all patients

O
OXYCONTIN 608

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

O
METHADONE HCL 492

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

O
BACLOFEN 450

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

90

patients, 16% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

LYRICA 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL ER 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 10
METHOCARBAMOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 3% of all patients

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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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 Nov. 3, 2015.
  • 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.