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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,819Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$540K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
699 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
51% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$633K

2014

$523K

2015

$540K

2016

Number of Claims

5,619

2014

5,068

2015

5,819

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 913

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

227

patients, 32% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 509

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 505

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 440

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 424

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 353

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 348

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

O
METHADONE HCL 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LYRICA 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O
BACLOFEN 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

O
TOPIRAMATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BUTRANS 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% 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. 19, 2009.
  • 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.