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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,051Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
833 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
51% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

$1.37M

2014

$1.37M

2015

$1.29M

2016

Number of Claims

12,010

2014

12,661

2015

12,051

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 1,524

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

194

patients, 23% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,393

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

233

patients, 28% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,123

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

166

patients, 20% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 829

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

124

patients, 15% of all patients

O
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 746

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

130

patients, 16% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 707

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

128

patients, 15% of all patients

FENTANYL 580

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

O
BACLOFEN 550

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

111

patients, 13% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 530

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 502

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

O
OXYCONTIN 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

O
TOPIRAMATE 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

OPANA ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ROPINIROLE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ZONISAMIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

METHOCARBAMOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NUCYNTA ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
NUCYNTA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 O
CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

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 Sept. 18, 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.