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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,186Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 66 providers in this state and specialty

$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 66 providers in this state and specialty

457 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
29% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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 Michigan
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

8% of this provider’s 457 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

91% of this provider’s 457 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 82%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

Prescription Price

$111 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $83 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$792K

2014

$1000K

2015

$1.14M

2016

Number of Claims

9,892

2014

11,387

2015

10,186

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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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.

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,686

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

221

patients, 48% of all patients

O 1 1
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,286

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

160

patients, 35% of all patients

O 2 3
TIZANIDINE HCL 658

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

124

patients, 27% of all patients

3 7
LYRICA 634

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

106

patients, 23% of all patients

4 10
GABAPENTIN 586

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

97

patients, 21% of all patients

5 2
METHADONE HCL 541

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

O 6 8
TRAMADOL HCL 531

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

O 7 9
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 425

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

O 8 4
OXYCODONE HCL 378

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

O 9 5
SUBOXONE 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 35

patients, 8% of all patients

10 24
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 42

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
IBUPROFEN 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

12 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

13 23
MELOXICAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

14 15
DULOXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

15 13
BACLOFEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

16 12
FENTANYL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 17 6
TOPIRAMATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

18 19
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

19 33
MIRTAZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 20 36
BUPRENORPHINE-NALOXONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 21 116
OXYCONTIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 22 16
OMEPRAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

23 28
OPANA ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 24 54
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 March 25, 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.
  • 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.