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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,400Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$377K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,074 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$319K

2014

$319K

2015

$377K

2016

Number of Claims

5,060

2014

5,750

2015

6,400

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,303

prescriptions, 36% of all prescriptions

1,286

prescriptions.

658

patients, 61% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 533

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 525

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

151

patients, 14% of all patients

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TIZANIDINE HCL 427

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 370

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

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FENTANYL 293

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LYRICA 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

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BACLOFEN 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

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ENDOCET 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

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ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

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DICLOFENAC SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

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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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.