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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,503Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 55 providers in this state and specialty

$547K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 55 providers in this state and specialty

1,062 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
47% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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 Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 498 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

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

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Opioids

90% of this provider’s 1,062 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 76%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%.

Prescription Price

$84 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $90 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

6 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$271K

2014

$505K

2015

$547K

2016

Number of Claims

5,037

2014

6,092

2015

6,503

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,120

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

427

patients, 40% of all patients

O 1 1
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 736

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

300

patients, 28% of all patients

O 2 2
GABAPENTIN 633

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

270

patients, 25% of all patients

3 3
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 562

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

209

patients, 20% of all patients

4 24
TIZANIDINE HCL 435

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

213

patients, 20% of all patients

5 6
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 364

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

145

patients, 14% of all patients

O 6 5
OXYCODONE HCL 322

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

125

patients, 12% of all patients

O 7 4
LYRICA 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

8 11
FENTANYL 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

O 9 7
CLONAZEPAM 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

10 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

11 20
DIAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

12 17
OXYCONTIN 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

O 13 9
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

14 18
BACLOFEN 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

15 12
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

O 16 10
METHADONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

O 17 14
IBUPROFEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

18 23
MORPHINE SULFATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

O 19 15
MELOXICAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

20 13
TRAMADOL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

O 21 8
METHOCARBAMOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

21 26
LIDOCAINE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

23 19
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. 18, 2017.
  • 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.