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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,352Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 124 providers in this state and specialty

$404K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 124 providers in this state and specialty

352 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
36% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 127 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 352 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Opioids

88% of this provider’s 352 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 48%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$303K

2014

$314K

2015

$404K

2016

Number of Claims

5,453

2014

5,242

2015

5,352

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,631

prescriptions, 30% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

207

patients, 59% of all patients

O 1 2
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 774

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

100

patients, 28% of all patients

O 2 3
GABAPENTIN 597

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

103

patients, 29% of all patients

3 1
LYRICA 296

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

4 7
NUCYNTA ER 272

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

O 10 5 36
TIZANIDINE HCL 244

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

6 6
MELOXICAM 219

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

66

patients, 19% of all patients

7 9
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 135

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

O 8 32
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

O 9 10
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

10 16
FENTANYL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 11 12
NABUMETONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 5% of all patients

12 33
TOPIRAMATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 13 21
DULOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

14 11
METHOCARBAMOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

15 23
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

16 13
BUTRANS 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 17 46
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. 7, 2014.
  • 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.