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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,776Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
546 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
37% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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

$1.02M

2014

$1.09M

2015

$1.18M

2016

Number of Claims

10,384

2014

10,603

2015

9,776

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 1,423

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

253

patients, 46% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 1,255

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

279

patients, 51% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 959

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

220

patients, 40% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 768

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

258

patients, 47% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 579

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

105

patients, 19% of all patients

O
DIAZEPAM 565

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

219

patients, 40% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 492

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

O
LYRICA 418

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

104

patients, 19% of all patients

CELECOXIB 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O
NUCYNTA ER 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

BUTRANS 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O
NUCYNTA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O
OPANA ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CLONIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

EMBEDA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CARISOPRODOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% 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 Nov. 2, 2016.
  • 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.