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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,486Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 68

$1.94M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 68

1,596 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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 Florida
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

1% of this provider’s 1,596 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

9% of this provider’s 900 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 9%.

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Opioids

89% of this provider’s 1,596 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 82%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

Prescription Price

$125 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$851K

2012

$1.23M

2013

$1.55M

2014

$1.94M

2015

Number of Claims

7,674

2012

10,914

2013

12,506

2014

15,486

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

2,203

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

1,104

prescriptions.

474

patients, 30% of all patients

O 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

2,047

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,114

prescriptions.

486

patients, 30% of all patients

O 2 1
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,077

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

207

patients, 13% of all patients

O 3 5
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,042

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

230

patients, 14% of all patients

O 4 7
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

826

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

190

patients, 12% of all patients

O 5 4
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

738

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

174

patients, 11% of all patients

6 3
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

Treats pain and stiffness of muscle spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

501

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

97

patients, 6% of all patients

R 7 21
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

433

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

142

patients, 9% of all patients

O 8 6
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

82

patients, 5% of all patients

O 9 14
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

102

patients, 6% of all patients

10 10
METHADONE HCL

Methadone is used to reliev... +

Methadone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain that has not been relieved by non-narcotic pain relievers. Source: National Library of Medicine

348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

O 11 9
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

12 8
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

13 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

65

patients, 4% of all patients

R 14 24
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

15 19
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

15 13
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

R 17 15
HYDROMORPHONE HCL*

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

O 18 16
SUBOXONE

Treats an addiction to or d... +

Treats an addiction to or dependence on narcotic medicine. Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

19 36
MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

Morphine is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

O 19 11
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

21 23
BUPRENORPHINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

O 22 40
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

Treats muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury or disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

23 12
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

24 44
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

24 32
NUCYNTA ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

O 26 41
OPANA ER

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O 27 28
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

O 27 30
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

29 27
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

Treats mild to moderate pain and help relieve symptoms of arthritis (e. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

30 61
NUCYNTA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

O 31 45
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

32 25
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

Causes numbness or loss of feeling in an area of your body. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

33 31
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

33 75
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

35 18
HYDROCODONE-IBUPROFEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 36 77
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

37 35
BUPRENORPHINE-NALOXONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

38 80
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

38 52
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

40 34
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve tension headaches. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 R 41 47
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

41 17
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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. 14, 2015.
  • 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.