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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,808Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$571K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
752 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
39% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

$521K

2014

$584K

2015

$571K

2016

Number of Claims

7,616

2014

7,655

2015

7,808

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.

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,086

prescriptions, 27% of all prescriptions

858

prescriptions.

296

patients, 39% of all patients

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OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,424

prescriptions, 18% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

208

patients, 28% of all patients

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TIZANIDINE HCL 818

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

174

patients, 23% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 703

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

156

patients, 21% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 643

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

122

patients, 16% of all patients

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OXYCODONE HCL 347

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 287

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

LYRICA 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

FENTANYL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

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OXYCONTIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

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MORPHINE SULFATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
VOLTAREN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ENDOCET 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% 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 28, 2016.
  • 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.