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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,786Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 13

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 13

506 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
24% Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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 Oklahoma
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

86% of this provider’s 506 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 45%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

36% of this provider’s 506 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 33%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$115 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $116 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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 Oklahoma
OXYCODONE HCL 1,867 324 234 S2 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,326 382 177 S3 2 1
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 1,073 164 120 S2 3 3
MORPHINE SULFATE 1,048 229 143 S2 10 4 5
TIZANIDINE HCL 661 134 133 5 8
FENTANYL 534 115 71 S2 6 4
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 505 65 71 S2 7 11
BACLOFEN 486 86 105 8 12
METHADONE HCL 470 111 57 S2 9 7
GABAPENTIN 421 95 88 10 6
CARISOPRODOL 337 52 41 R 11 13
OXYCONTIN 315 104 31 S2 12 9
LYRICA 259 27 37 13 16
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 185 60 36 S2 14 10
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 184 <11 42 R 15 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 136 53 18 16 21
CLONAZEPAM 121 <11 18 B 17 17
METHOCARBAMOL 120 21 27 R 18 27
OXYMORPHONE HCL 99 12 15 S2 19 41
LUNESTA 87 18 12 20 23
DIAZEPAM 85 20 13 B 21 15
LIDODERM 85 <11 34 21 38
OPANA ER 84 16 15 S2 23 20
EXALGO 74 <11 <11 S2 24 39
TRAZODONE HCL 70 18 12 25 25
TRAMADOL HCL 59 <11 <11 26 19
VOLTAREN 53 18 23 27 53
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 July 30, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.