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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,880Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$879K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,547 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
42% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

$1.56M

2014

$961K

2015

$879K

2016

Number of Claims

18,687

2014

15,039

2015

13,880

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,540

prescriptions, 18% of all prescriptions

1,275

prescriptions.

605

patients, 39% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 2,106

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

455

patients, 29% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,629

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

447

patients, 29% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 959

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

248

patients, 16% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 683

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

252

patients, 16% of all patients

BACLOFEN 665

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

217

patients, 14% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 513

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

165

patients, 11% of all patients

LYRICA 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

155

patients, 10% of all patients

FENTANYL 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

94

patients, 6% of all patients

O
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

107

patients, 7% of all patients

O
OXYCONTIN 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

86

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

93

patients, 6% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

92

patients, 6% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

O
PROMETHAZINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

94

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

ENDOCET 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

O
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% 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 March 6, 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.