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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Interventional Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,134Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 54

$558K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 54

283 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
40% Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Michigan
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 283 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 48%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

50% of this provider’s 283 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 44%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $76 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Michigan
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 631 155 130 S3 1 1
OXYCODONE HCL 251 69 35 S2 2 7
KETOPROFEN 240 121 36 3 37
GABAPENTIN 185 49 38 4 3
SIMVASTATIN 170 91 41 5 36
OMEPRAZOLE 170 54 30 5 29
PROAIR HFA 165 71 38 7 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 146 82 33 8 31
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 143 60 19 9 50
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 134 63 27 10 44
ALPRAZOLAM 133 19 36 B 11 21
AMMONIUM LACTATE 123 44 18 12 51
CLONIDINE HCL 117 31 15 13 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110 34 18 14 47
LISINOPRIL 109 51 29 15 33
METFORMIN HCL 104 47 23 16 53
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 102 0 16 S2 17 2
IBUPROFEN 99 42 22 18 27
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 89 26 18 19 55
RANITIDINE HCL 88 37 17 20 42
METHADONE HCL 88 <11 <11 S2 20 5
LIDODERM 82 35 18 22 57
CLOPIDOGREL 73 43 17 23 58
FUROSEMIDE 73 54 19 23 58
VOLTAREN 72 31 19 25 60
DIAZEPAM 68 <11 <11 B 26 17
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67 16 19 R 27 12
CARISOPRODOL 62 <11 <11 R 28 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60 <11 12 29 23
TRAMADOL HCL 59 23 19 30 8
NEXIUM 59 <11 <11 30 66
MEGESTROL ACETATE 57 <11 <11 R 32 67
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 57 26 17 32 67
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55 <11 <11 34 70
ATENOLOL 53 21 12 35 73
ADVAIR DISKUS 52 11 14 36 74
CYMBALTA 52 <11 <11 36 15
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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 Oct. 15, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.