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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Anesthesiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,046Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$377K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
373 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
37% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$168K

2012

$259K

2013

$305K

2014

$377K

2015

Number of Claims

2,748

2012

3,970

2013

4,687

2014

5,046

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,665

prescriptions, 33% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

179

patients, 48% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

572

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

512

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

459

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

83

patients, 22% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

404

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

80

patients, 21% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

184

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

O
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

O
OPANA ER

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE

This is used on the skin or... +

This is used on the skin or in the genital area to cause numbness or loss of feeling before certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

Treats pain and stiffness of muscle spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

R
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

R
METHADONE HCL

Methadone is used to reliev... +

Methadone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain that has not been relieved by non-narcotic pain relievers. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 O
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 O
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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. 12, 2012.
  • 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.