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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,039Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$6.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,059 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
29% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

$3.4M

2014

$4.48M

2015

$6.54M

2016

Number of Claims

43,388

2014

34,275

2015

32,039

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.

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This provider received at least one payment from a pharmaceutical company related to this drug in 2016. More » This flag only appears for the top 50 most prescribed brand-name drugs in Medicare that year.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
OXYCODONE HCL 5,390

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

1,300

prescriptions.

432

patients, 41% of all patients

O 10
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 4,083

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,032

prescriptions.

335

patients, 32% of all patients

O 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 3,933

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

1,407

prescriptions.

349

patients, 33% of all patients

O
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 2,259

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

333

patients, 31% of all patients

10
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,103

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

234

patients, 22% of all patients

O
OXYCONTIN 1,865

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

175

patients, 17% of all patients

O 10 $
LYRICA 1,096

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

142

patients, 13% of all patients

10 $
GABAPENTIN 1,094

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

215

patients, 20% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 1,055

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

319

patients, 30% of all patients

FENTANYL 913

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

108

patients, 10% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE 805

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

O 10
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 739

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

218

patients, 21% of all patients

OPANA ER 427

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

O 10
BACLOFEN 412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ENDOCET 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL ER 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

O 10
MELOXICAM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

EMBEDA 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

O 10
IBUPROFEN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

GRALISE 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITIZA 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

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PROMETHAZINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 32

patients, 3% of all patients

NUCYNTA ER 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O
METHOCARBAMOL 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CELECOXIB 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

MOVANTIK 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYMORPHONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O
EVZIO 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

10
DRONABINOL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
SILENOR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
ZOHYDRO ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 10
SYNERA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

10
HYSINGLA ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O
SUBSYS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 O
NORCO 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O 10
ONDANSETRON HCL* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CARISOPRODOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

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 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.