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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,066Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
324 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
40% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

$957K

2014

$936K

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

7,210

2014

7,884

2015

8,066

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. 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
METHADONE HCL 1,191

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

122

patients, 38% of all patients

O 10
OXYCODONE HCL 961

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

101

patients, 31% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 635

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

57

patients, 18% of all patients

O
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 613

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

68

patients, 21% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 501

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 418

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 399

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 397

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

74

patients, 23% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

BACLOFEN 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

O
LYRICA 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

EVZIO 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

59

patients, 18% of all patients

10
OPANA ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 O
ALPRAZOLAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
NAPROXEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% 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 Feb. 9, 2012.
  • 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.