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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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9,967Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 24 providers in this state and specialty

$765K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 24 providers in this state and specialty

633 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
51% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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 Texas
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

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

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Opioids

87% of this provider’s 633 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 74%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$77 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $81 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$631K

2014

$737K

2015

$765K

2016

Number of Claims

8,266

2014

9,937

2015

9,967

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,089

prescriptions, 21% of all prescriptions

920

prescriptions.

289

patients, 46% of all patients

O 1 1
CLONAZEPAM 596

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

2 20
GABAPENTIN 556

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

145

patients, 23% of all patients

3 2
FENTANYL 480

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

O 4 7
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 427

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

O 5 12
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 368

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

O 6 6
OXYCODONE HCL 366

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

O 7 8
TRAMADOL HCL 351

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

109

patients, 17% of all patients

O 8 3
PREDNISONE 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

125

patients, 20% of all patients

9 34
LYRICA 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

10 9
TRAZODONE HCL 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

11 26
ALPRAZOLAM 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

12 21
TIZANIDINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

13 4
NAPROXEN 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

14 32
OXYCONTIN 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O 15 18
IBUPROFEN 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

16 29
BACLOFEN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

17 11
VOLTAREN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

18 17
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

19 13
METHADONE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 20 16
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 20 4
MELOXICAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

22 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

P 23 53
HYDROMORPHONE ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 10 24 47
CARISOPRODOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 4% of all patients

25 21
MORPHINE SULFATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 26 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 4% of all patients

27 24
DULOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

28 15
LIDOCAINE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

29 19
PROMETHAZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

30 41
METHOCARBAMOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 28
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

32 49
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

O 33 14
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 Jan. 20, 2017.
  • 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.