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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,587Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$542K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
789 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
51% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

$449K

2014

$445K

2015

$542K

2016

Number of Claims

6,619

2014

6,975

2015

8,587

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.

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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
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,585

prescriptions, 18% of all prescriptions

733

prescriptions.

342

patients, 43% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 892

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

222

patients, 28% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 723

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

206

patients, 26% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 623

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

134

patients, 17% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 322

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

BACLOFEN 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

171

patients, 22% of all patients

LYRICA 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

O
DEXAMETHASONE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

130

patients, 16% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

O
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O
OXYCONTIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LIDOCAINE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

VOLTAREN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

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.