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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,658Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$947K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,474 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
45% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

$433K

2014

$846K

2015

$947K

2016

Number of Claims

6,160

2014

11,849

2015

14,658

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 4,397

prescriptions, 30% of all prescriptions

1,911

prescriptions.

842

patients, 57% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 2,263

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

768

prescriptions.

544

patients, 37% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,016

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

397

patients, 27% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 610

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

130

patients, 9% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 562

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

94

patients, 6% of all patients

O
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 523

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

119

patients, 8% of all patients

LYRICA 510

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

101

patients, 7% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

98

patients, 7% of all patients

FENTANYL 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

99

patients, 7% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 413

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

133

patients, 9% of all patients

O
OXYCONTIN 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

148

patients, 10% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

NUCYNTA ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

O
BUTRANS 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

O
METHOCARBAMOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

OPANA ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 1% of all patients

O
NUCYNTA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

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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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.