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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,086Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,398 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
45% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


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

$1.13M

2014

$1.19M

2015

$1.34M

2016

Number of Claims

18,543

2014

20,415

2015

22,086

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 3,170

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

1,535

prescriptions.

428

patients, 31% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 3,014

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

1,257

prescriptions.

369

patients, 26% of all patients

O 10
OXYCODONE HCL 2,596

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

966

prescriptions.

337

patients, 24% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 1,989

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

248

patients, 18% of all patients

O
METHADONE HCL 1,390

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

165

patients, 12% of all patients

O 10
MORPHINE SULFATE 1,216

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

156

patients, 11% of all patients

O 10
FENTANYL 1,161

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

178

patients, 13% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 889

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

112

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 788

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

124

patients, 9% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 739

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

139

patients, 10% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

86

patients, 6% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 421

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

O
BACLOFEN 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 1% of all patients

O
METHOCARBAMOL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OPANA ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
PROMETHAZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O
ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
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 Jan. 22, 2013.
  • 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.