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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,519Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$739K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
653 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

$594K

2014

$577K

2015

$739K

2016

Number of Claims

7,511

2014

8,038

2015

8,519

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 1,443

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

739

prescriptions.

213

patients, 33% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 932

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

206

patients, 32% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 880

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 629

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

132

patients, 20% of all patients

O
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 530

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 405

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 386

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

O
DIAZEPAM 302

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

201

patients, 31% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LYRICA 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

OPANA ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BUTRANS 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
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 Jan. 25, 2017.
  • 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.