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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,531Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$836K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
682 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
48% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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

$1.1M

2014

$914K

2015

$836K

2016

Number of Claims

11,184

2014

10,619

2015

10,531

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. 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 1,948

prescriptions, 18% of all prescriptions

931

prescriptions.

262

patients, 38% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 1,237

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

153

patients, 22% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 910

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

160

patients, 23% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 727

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

100

patients, 15% of all patients

O
METHADONE HCL 520

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 397

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

O
OXYCONTIN 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

FENTANYL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

O
IBUPROFEN 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CARISOPRODOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
OMEPRAZOLE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
OPANA ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 O
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

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 Aug. 26, 2009.
  • 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.