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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,567Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
533 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
44% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

$1.17M

2014

$1.56M

2015

$1.41M

2016

Number of Claims

12,604

2014

12,362

2015

11,567

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 1,826

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

772

prescriptions.

224

patients, 42% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,289

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

167

patients, 31% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 1,093

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

179

patients, 34% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 825

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

150

patients, 28% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 561

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 537

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

O
NUCYNTA ER 497

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

109

patients, 20% of all patients

O 10
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 480

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

MELOXICAM 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

LYRICA 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

VOLTAREN 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

92

patients, 17% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

O
METHADONE HCL 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ROPINIROLE HCL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O
NAPROXEN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

O
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 5% of all patients

O
OPANA ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PROMETHAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

SAVELLA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% 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 Oct. 24, 2012.
  • 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.