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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,297Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 71 providers in this state and specialty

$913K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 71 providers in this state and specialty

399 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
30% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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 Virginia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 120 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

98% of this provider’s 399 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 57%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$110 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$1.12M

2014

$1.18M

2015

$913K

2016

Number of Claims

8,717

2014

9,306

2015

8,297

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
OXYCODONE HCL 1,551

prescriptions, 19% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

169

patients, 42% of all patients

O 1 3
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 867

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

97

patients, 24% of all patients

O 2 6
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 791

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

92

patients, 23% of all patients

O 3 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 743

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

91

patients, 23% of all patients

O 4 2
GABAPENTIN 339

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

5 1
OXYCONTIN 297

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

O 6 12
FENTANYL 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

O 7 7
METHADONE HCL 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

O 8 14
TIZANIDINE HCL 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
OPANA ER 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

O 10 34
LYRICA 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

12 13
MORPHINE SULFATE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

O 13 22
DIAZEPAM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

14 17
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O 15 15
CARISOPRODOL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 5% of all patients

16 53
DULOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

17 10
BACLOFEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

18 9
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

19 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

20 27
AMITIZA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

21 65
TRAZODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

22 20
MELOXICAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

23 16
TRAMADOL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 23 5
ALPRAZOLAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 25 19
CELECOXIB 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

26 47
CLONAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 27 23
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

28 21
VOLTAREN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

29 55
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

29 43
PROMETHAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 31 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 Feb. 5, 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.