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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,370Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$534K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
527 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% 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

$411K

2014

$423K

2015

$534K

2016

Number of Claims

5,105

2014

5,778

2015

7,370

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.

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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 1,312

prescriptions, 18% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

204

patients, 39% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 820

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

163

patients, 31% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 773

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

157

patients, 30% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 505

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 489

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

O
METHADONE HCL 424

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 326

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CARISOPRODOL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITIZA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

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 March 26, 2014.
  • 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.