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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,515Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$408K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
638 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

$371K

2014

$442K

2015

$408K

2016

Number of Claims

4,536

2014

6,467

2015

7,515

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.

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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.

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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
GABAPENTIN 1,562

prescriptions, 21% of all prescriptions

865

prescriptions.

356

patients, 56% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,100

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

225

patients, 35% of all patients

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BACLOFEN 766

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

192

patients, 30% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 562

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

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TRAMADOL HCL 421

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

114

patients, 18% of all patients

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FENTANYL 368

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

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LIDOCAINE 359

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

136

patients, 21% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

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MELOXICAM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

OPANA ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

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OXYCODONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

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NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

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HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

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ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

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OXYCONTIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

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CLINDAMYCIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

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ROPINIROLE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

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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 April 26, 2015.
  • 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.