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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,327Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$429K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
701 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
39% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

$753K

2014

$365K

2015

$429K

2016

Number of Claims

10,884

2014

6,320

2015

7,327

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. 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 1,785

prescriptions, 24% of all prescriptions

733

prescriptions.

320

patients, 46% of all patients

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OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,347

prescriptions, 18% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

268

patients, 38% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 828

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

159

patients, 23% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 460

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

146

patients, 21% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 410

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

122

patients, 17% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-IBUPROFEN 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

O 10
MELOXICAM 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 32

patients, 5% of all patients

FENTANYL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

O
OPANA ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
BUTRANS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
METHADONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
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 Nov. 22, 2010.
  • 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.