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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,032Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.74M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
901 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
44% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

$1.14M

2014

$1.27M

2015

$1.74M

2016

Number of Claims

8,081

2014

8,101

2015

8,032

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 1,450

prescriptions, 18% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

311

patients, 35% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 707

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

130

patients, 14% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 644

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

134

patients, 15% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 560

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

146

patients, 16% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 528

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 480

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 478

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

LYRICA 460

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

O
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

OPANA ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O
IBUPROFEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BUTRANS 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
GRALISE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% 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 Jan. 3, 2011.
  • 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.