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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Orthopaedic Surgery

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,554Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$733K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
995 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
40% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

$476K

2014

$637K

2015

$733K

2016

Number of Claims

13,279

2014

15,965

2015

17,554

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.

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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 6,742

prescriptions, 38% of all prescriptions

2,610

prescriptions.

736

patients, 74% of all patients

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ALPRAZOLAM 2,138

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

761

prescriptions.

230

patients, 23% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,203

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

163

patients, 16% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 729

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 679

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 664

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

115

patients, 12% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 627

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

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NAPROXEN 518

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

LYRICA 448

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

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TRAZODONE HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

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METHOCARBAMOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 44

patients, 4% of all patients

LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ENDOCET 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

28

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 June 11, 2015.
  • 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.