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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,750Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.85M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
771 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
29% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


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

$1.1M

2014

$1.64M

2015

$1.85M

2016

Number of Claims

11,345

2014

17,076

2015

16,750

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
OXYCODONE HCL 2,027

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

283

patients, 37% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 1,279

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

195

patients, 25% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,134

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

188

patients, 24% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 967

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

156

patients, 20% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 865

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

179

patients, 23% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 798

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 788

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

165

patients, 21% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 650

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 609

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

O
OXYCONTIN 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

O
DIAZEPAM 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

O
CARISOPRODOL 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

NAPROXEN 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

OPANA ER 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

O
PROMETHAZINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 30

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

METHOCARBAMOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 30

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CELECOXIB 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ONDANSETRON HCL* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 2% of all patients

EMBEDA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 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 Dec. 14, 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.