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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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9,977Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 28 providers in this state and specialty

$2.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 28 providers in this state and specialty

1,316 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
45% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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 Oklahoma
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 590 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 1,316 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 77%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

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

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$211 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $82 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 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

$1.48M

2014

$1.79M

2015

$2.11M

2016

Number of Claims

6,662

2014

7,853

2015

9,977

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 1,685

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

846

prescriptions.

494

patients, 38% of all patients

O 1 1
OXYCODONE HCL 1,037

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

283

patients, 22% of all patients

O 2 5
GABAPENTIN 849

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

182

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 830

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

243

patients, 18% of all patients

O 4 2
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 610

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

174

patients, 13% of all patients

O 5 4
FENTANYL 463

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

107

patients, 8% of all patients

O 6 6
BACLOFEN 438

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

98

patients, 7% of all patients

7 8
TIZANIDINE HCL 396

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

83

patients, 6% of all patients

8 7
LYRICA 357

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

96

patients, 7% of all patients

9 12
MORPHINE SULFATE 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

103

patients, 8% of all patients

O 10 9
OXYCONTIN 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

101

patients, 8% of all patients

O 11 10
METHADONE HCL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

O 12 13
TRAMADOL HCL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

O 13 11
MELOXICAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

14 15
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

15 14
LEVETIRACETAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

16 34
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

17 26
OXYCODONE HCL ER 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

O 18 18
NUCYNTA ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O 19 30
DULOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

20 20
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

O 20 16
OPANA ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

O 22 19
IBUPROFEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

23 22
METHOCARBAMOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 1% of all patients

24 21
BUTRANS 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

O 25 24
NARCAN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

26 31
OXYMORPHONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

O 27 25
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

28 32
SUBSYS 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 O 29 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

30 17
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 Aug. 27, 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.