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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,584Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 33 providers in this state and specialty

$472K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 33 providers in this state and specialty

471 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
35% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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 Nevada
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

25 of this provider’s 471 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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Opioids

95% of this provider’s 471 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 61%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

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

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$85 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


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

$613K

2014

$556K

2015

$472K

2016

Number of Claims

9,005

2014

6,686

2015

5,584

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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O

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 731

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

195

patients, 41% of all patients

O 1 3
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 511

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

159

patients, 34% of all patients

O 2 5
TIZANIDINE HCL 436

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

143

patients, 30% of all patients

3 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 374

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

113

patients, 24% of all patients

O 4 1
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 361

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

103

patients, 22% of all patients

O 5 4
GABAPENTIN 359

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

107

patients, 23% of all patients

6 2
MELOXICAM 274

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

103

patients, 22% of all patients

7 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 207

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

8 14
DIAZEPAM 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

9 11
IBUPROFEN 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

10 19
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 35

patients, 7% of all patients

11 13
FENTANYL 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

O 12 9
OXYCONTIN 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

O 12 16
MORPHINE SULFATE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

O 14 20
LYRICA 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

15 10
BACLOFEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

16 15
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 4% of all patients

O 17 25
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 March 13, 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.