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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,145Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$447K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
207 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
28% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

$537K

2014

$490K

2015

$447K

2016

Number of Claims

4,201

2014

4,305

2015

4,145

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 859

prescriptions, 21% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

96

patients, 46% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 379

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

39

patients, 19% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 364

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

46

patients, 22% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 239

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

38

patients, 18% of all patients

BACLOFEN 239

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

35

patients, 17% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 195

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 12% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 152

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 147

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

34

patients, 16% of all patients

O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 12% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

O
OXYCONTIN 133

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 129

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

O
LYRICA 115

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 107

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

OPANA ER 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

O
NALOXONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

71

patients, 34% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

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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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.