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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,275Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$4.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,190 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
27% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.64M

2012

$2.46M

2013

$3.4M

2014

$4.48M

2015

Number of Claims

22,078

2012

38,020

2013

43,388

2014

34,275

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

5,380

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

1,055

prescriptions.

442

patients, 37% of all patients

O 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

4,499

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,460

prescriptions.

449

patients, 38% of all patients

O
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE

This is used on the skin or... +

This is used on the skin or in the genital area to cause numbness or loss of feeling before certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

3,638

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

758

prescriptions.

619

patients, 52% of all patients

10
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

3,369

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

733

prescriptions.

354

patients, 30% of all patients

O 10
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

2,111

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

264

patients, 22% of all patients

O
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,754

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

206

patients, 17% of all patients

O 10
METHADONE HCL

Methadone is used to reliev... +

Methadone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain that has not been relieved by non-narcotic pain relievers. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,287

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

110

patients, 9% of all patients

O 10
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,274

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

233

patients, 20% of all patients

LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,231

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

177

patients, 15% of all patients

10
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,075

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

133

patients, 11% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

Morphine is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

774

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

99

patients, 8% of all patients

O 10
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

543

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

240

patients, 20% of all patients

ENDOCET

Treats moderate to moderate... +

Treats moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

474

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

O 10
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

464

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

R
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

Treats muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury or disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

176

patients, 15% of all patients

OPANA ER

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

O
HYDROMORPHONE HCL*

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

METHOCARBAMOL

Treats muscle pain and spas... +

Treats muscle pain and spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

R
GRALISE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

10
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

R
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

R
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

Treats mild to moderate pain and help relieve symptoms of arthritis (e. Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

NUCYNTA ER 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

O
OXYMORPHONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL ER 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

O 10
DRONABINOL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

R
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

Treats ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause the stomach to produce too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

EMBEDA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O 10
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

20

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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 14, 2016.
  • 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.