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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,998Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,248 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

$1.4M

2014

$1.26M

2015

$1.24M

2016

Number of Claims

22,443

2014

19,259

2015

18,998

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 5,217

prescriptions, 27% of all prescriptions

2,683

prescriptions.

687

patients, 55% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 1,741

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

889

prescriptions.

334

patients, 27% of all patients

BACLOFEN 1,499

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

811

prescriptions.

327

patients, 26% of all patients

10
TIZANIDINE HCL 977

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

193

patients, 15% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 898

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

180

patients, 14% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 788

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

116

patients, 9% of all patients

O
LYRICA 741

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

125

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 685

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

134

patients, 11% of all patients

O
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 577

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

140

patients, 11% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

131

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

FENTANYL 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

O
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

224

patients, 18% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

ETODOLAC ER 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

METHOCARBAMOL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CELECOXIB 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

NABUMETONE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORZOXAZONE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

10
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
VOLTAREN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
OXCARBAZEPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ETODOLAC 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% 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 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.