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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,154Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
319 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
28% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


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

$1.8M

2014

$2.35M

2015

$2.49M

2016

Number of Claims

5,980

2014

6,688

2015

7,154

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 1,829

prescriptions, 26% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

235

patients, 74% of all patients

O
OXYCONTIN 790

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

96

patients, 30% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 698

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

94

patients, 29% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

FENTANYL 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

ARMOUR THYROID 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

O
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O
METHADONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O
OXYCODONE HCL ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 7% of all patients

O
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

ANASTROZOLE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 6% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
LORAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 O
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 April 27, 2011.
  • 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.