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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,109Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$603K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
608 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$461K

2014

$441K

2015

$603K

2016

Number of Claims

6,198

2014

6,774

2015

9,109

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
OXYCODONE HCL 1,377

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

689

prescriptions.

243

patients, 40% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 984

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

772

prescriptions.

156

patients, 26% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 652

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

123

patients, 20% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 609

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 564

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

O
METHADONE HCL 470

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 462

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 345

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

O
DIAZEPAM 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

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 July 5, 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.