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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,433Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
426 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
43% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

$468K

2014

$478K

2015

$1.43M

2016

Number of Claims

2,855

2014

2,569

2015

6,433

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
OXYCODONE HCL 824

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

150

patients, 35% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 490

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

126

patients, 30% of all patients

FENTANYL 453

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

82

patients, 19% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 395

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

81

patients, 19% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 339

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

O
METHADONE HCL 237

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

O
LYRICA 228

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 226

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

O
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

O
VOLTAREN 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

O
LEVETIRACETAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

O
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

A
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

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 July 25, 2017.
  • 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.