Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

5,049Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$329K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
674 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
44% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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

2014

$62.6K

2015

$329K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

997

2015

5,049

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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 1,032

prescriptions, 20% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

242

patients, 36% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 940

prescriptions, 19% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

215

patients, 32% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 456

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 368

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

FENTANYL 298

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 288

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 219

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

O
LYRICA 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 142

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

O
METHADONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O
OXYCONTIN 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O
BACLOFEN 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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 July 31, 2015.
  • 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.