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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,204Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 37 providers in this state and specialty

$865K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 37 providers in this state and specialty

642 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
44% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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 Pennsylvania
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 280 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

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

13 of this provider’s 642 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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Opioids

89% of this provider’s 642 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 68%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%.

Prescription Price

$140 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $93 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$638K

2014

$677K

2015

$865K

2016

Number of Claims

4,431

2014

4,832

2015

6,204

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
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 651

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

157

patients, 24% of all patients

O 1 5
OXYCODONE HCL 605

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

187

patients, 29% of all patients

O 2 3
GABAPENTIN 477

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

156

patients, 24% of all patients

3 1
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 437

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

134

patients, 21% of all patients

O 4 4
FENTANYL 290

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

O 5 7
TIZANIDINE HCL 265

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

6 11
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 240

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

O 7 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 223

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

O 8 2
OXYCONTIN 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

O 9 8
LYRICA 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

10 10
IBUPROFEN 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

11 13
TOPIRAMATE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

11 27
BACLOFEN 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

13 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

14 24
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

15 12
TRAMADOL HCL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

O 16 6
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

O 17 22
MORPHINE SULFATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

O 18 17
OPANA ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 19 25
ENDOCET 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O 20 20
NAPROXEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

21 26
TRAZODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

22 41
METHADONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 23 19
OXYCODONE HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O 24 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

25 23
HYDROMORPHONE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 26 45
MELOXICAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

26 14
FAMOTIDINE* 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

28 49
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

28 21
OXCARBAZEPINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

30 50
LIDOCAINE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

31 16
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 May 12, 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.