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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,151Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 38 providers in this state and specialty

$778K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 38 providers in this state and specialty

626 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
46% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Arizona
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

12 of this provider’s 626 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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Opioids

96% of this provider’s 626 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 76%.

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Brand Name Drugs

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 5.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$673K

2014

$735K

2015

$778K

2016

Number of Claims

9,167

2014

10,236

2015

11,151

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 2,012

prescriptions, 18% of all prescriptions

746

prescriptions.

243

patients, 39% of all patients

O 10 1 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,347

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

189

patients, 30% of all patients

O 2 2
OXYCODONE HCL 1,179

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

182

patients, 29% of all patients

O 3 1
GABAPENTIN 1,155

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

185

patients, 30% of all patients

4 5
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,084

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

163

patients, 26% of all patients

O 5 3
TIZANIDINE HCL 611

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

113

patients, 18% of all patients

6 6
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 439

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

O 7 10
OXYCONTIN 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

O 8 14
MORPHINE SULFATE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

O 9 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

10 26
LYRICA 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

11 11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

12 15
BACLOFEN 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

13 8
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

14 23
IBUPROFEN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

15 17
FENTANYL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 16 9
TRAZODONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

17 28
OPANA ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 18 33
DULOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

19 16
NAPROXEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

20 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

21 35
NARCAN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

22 37
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

23 39
TRAMADOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 24 7
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 O 25 40
METHOCARBAMOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

26 20
PROMETHAZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

27 32
TOPIRAMATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 28 29
LIDOCAINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

28 12
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 Aug. 25, 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.