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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,618Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$948K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,051 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
41% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

$733K

2014

$846K

2015

$948K

2016

Number of Claims

13,946

2014

16,427

2015

17,618

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 3,705

prescriptions, 21% of all prescriptions

1,566

prescriptions.

580

patients, 55% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 1,654

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

263

patients, 25% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,434

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

276

patients, 26% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 1,140

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

219

patients, 21% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 965

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

203

patients, 19% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 812

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

167

patients, 16% of all patients

O 10
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 686

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

130

patients, 12% of all patients

O
LYRICA 614

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 527

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 517

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

BACLOFEN 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

CHLORZOXAZONE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

10
DULOXETINE HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 30

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

O
METHOCARBAMOL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 2% of all patients

O
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ROPINIROLE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITIZA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
TEMAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

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 »

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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 27, 2016.
  • 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.