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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,911Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$785K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
258 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

$949K

2014

$869K

2015

$785K

2016

Number of Claims

5,142

2014

4,958

2015

4,911

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
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 290

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

40

patients, 16% of all patients

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OXYCODONE HCL 268

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

56

patients, 22% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 233

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

40

patients, 16% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 217

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

38

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 197

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

46

patients, 18% of all patients

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BUPROPION XL 179

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 177

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 144

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 133

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

39

patients, 15% of all patients

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DULOXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

CELECOXIB 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

O
METHADONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

P
BUTRANS 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

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TRAZODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

BACLOFEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
GUANFACINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
NUVIGIL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% 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 Oct. 3, 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.