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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,398Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$490K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
820 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,083

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

664

prescriptions.

254

patients, 31% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 919

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

216

patients, 26% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 481

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 476

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

127

patients, 15% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 368

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 351

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

O
METHADONE HCL 260

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 232

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

O
BACLOFEN 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O
OPANA ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

METHOCARBAMOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% 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 June 23, 2017.
  • 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.