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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,962Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 73

$1.65M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 73

1,256 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
30% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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 Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 376 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

3% of this provider’s 1,256 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

20% of this provider’s 376 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

96% of this provider’s 1,256 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 74%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$87 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $81 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$960K

2012

$1.16M

2013

$1.56M

2014

$1.65M

2015

Number of Claims

9,962

2012

14,028

2013

17,210

2014

18,962

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

2,526

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

494

patients, 39% of all patients

O 1 5
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,506

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

319

patients, 25% of all patients

O 2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,151

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

295

patients, 23% of all patients

O 3 1
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,043

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

285

patients, 23% of all patients

O 4 2
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

966

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

315

patients, 25% of all patients

5 7
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

934

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

206

patients, 16% of all patients

6 16
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

764

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

188

patients, 15% of all patients

7 4
HYDROMORPHONE HCL*

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

702

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

163

patients, 13% of all patients

O 8 13
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

656

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

140

patients, 11% of all patients

O 9 14
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

Treats pain and stiffness of muscle spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

651

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

153

patients, 12% of all patients

R 10 20
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

485

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

153

patients, 12% of all patients

11 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

118

patients, 9% of all patients

R 12 19
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

122

patients, 10% of all patients

13 9
METHADONE HCL

Methadone is used to reliev... +

Methadone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain that has not been relieved by non-narcotic pain relievers. Source: National Library of Medicine

439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

89

patients, 7% of all patients

O 14 11
MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

Morphine is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

O 15 12
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

O 16 6
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

104

patients, 8% of all patients

17 22
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

100

patients, 8% of all patients

R 18 17
ONDANSETRON ODT

Used to prevent nausea and ... +

Used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

92

patients, 7% of all patients

10 19 59
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

20 31
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

20 18
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

22 15
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

22 30
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

24 23
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

R 25 50
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

O 26 8
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

Causes numbness or loss of feeling in an area of your body. Source: National Library of Medicine

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

104

patients, 8% of all patients

27 38
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

28 68
OPANA ER

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

O 29 29
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

30 32
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

Treats muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury or disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

31 10
METHOCARBAMOL

Treats muscle pain and spas... +

Treats muscle pain and spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

R 32 25
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve tension headaches. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

R 33 53
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

34 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

35 98
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

36 51
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE

Sumatriptan is used to trea... +

Sumatriptan is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes is accompanied by nausea or sensitivity to sound and light). Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

37 88
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

38 61
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

R 38 35
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

40 41
ESZOPICLONE

Eszopiclone is used to trea... +

Eszopiclone is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

R 41 136
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 42 85
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 Dec. 12, 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.