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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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21,617Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 55 providers in this state and specialty

$3.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 55 providers in this state and specialty

1,550 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
33% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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 510 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

2% of this provider’s 1,550 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

96% of this provider’s 1,550 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 76%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

13% 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

$151 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $90 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$1.56M

2014

$1.65M

2015

$3.27M

2016

Number of Claims

17,210

2014

18,962

2015

21,617

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 3,075

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

802

prescriptions.

648

patients, 42% of all patients

O 10 1 4
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 1,591

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

385

patients, 25% of all patients

O 2 5
LIDOCAINE 1,543

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

302

patients, 19% of all patients

3 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,200

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

345

patients, 22% of all patients

O 4 1
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,124

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

342

patients, 22% of all patients

O 5 2
TIZANIDINE HCL 1,088

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

300

patients, 19% of all patients

6 6
ALPRAZOLAM 964

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

198

patients, 13% of all patients

7 16
GABAPENTIN 837

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

219

patients, 14% of all patients

8 3
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 765

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

172

patients, 11% of all patients

O 9 10
OXYCONTIN 756

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

166

patients, 11% of all patients

O 10 9
CARISOPRODOL 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

118

patients, 8% of all patients

11 27
METHADONE HCL 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

83

patients, 5% of all patients

O 12 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

112

patients, 7% of all patients

13 20
MELOXICAM 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

112

patients, 7% of all patients

14 13
IBUPROFEN 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

111

patients, 7% of all patients

15 23
VOLTAREN 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

117

patients, 8% of all patients

16 28
TEMAZEPAM 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

76

patients, 5% of all patients

17 31
FENTANYL 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

82

patients, 5% of all patients

O 18 7
MORPHINE SULFATE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

88

patients, 6% of all patients

O 19 15
DIAZEPAM 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

89

patients, 6% of all patients

20 17
LYRICA 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

98

patients, 6% of all patients

21 11
ONDANSETRON ODT 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

91

patients, 6% of all patients

10 22 59
TRAMADOL HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

77

patients, 5% of all patients

O 23 8
METHOCARBAMOL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

81

patients, 5% of all patients

24 26
OMEPRAZOLE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

25 33
PROMETHAZINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

26 45
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

27 18
OPANA ER 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

68

patients, 4% of all patients

O 28 25
BACLOFEN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

29 12
CLONAZEPAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

30 22
AMITIZA 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

31 65
TOPIRAMATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 34

patients, 2% of all patients

32 32
DULOXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

33 21
LACTULOSE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

34 64
TRAZODONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

35 34
OXYCODONE HCL ER 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

O 36 104
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

37 105
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

38 113
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

39 53
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

40 39
NAPROXEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 1% of all patients

41 60
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 1% of all patients

42 140
ESZOPICLONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 1% of all patients

43 150
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 June 6, 2018.
  • 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.