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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,394Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
566 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
28% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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

$1.94M

2014

$2.12M

2015

$1.13M

2016

Number of Claims

21,848

2014

21,292

2015

11,394

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.

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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 830

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

178

patients, 31% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 804

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

156

patients, 28% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 689

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

156

patients, 28% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 587

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

119

patients, 21% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 561

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

137

patients, 24% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 549

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

181

patients, 32% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE 515

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

132

patients, 23% of all patients

O
METHADONE HCL 509

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 419

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

90

patients, 16% of all patients

BACLOFEN 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

OPANA ER 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

O
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

O
OXYCONTIN 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

O
PROMETHAZINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

O
LYRICA 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYMORPHONE HCL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

O 10
MELOXICAM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 38

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

FENTANYL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ZALEPLON 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

METHOCARBAMOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

VOLTAREN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SILENOR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 3% of all patients

ROZEREM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

ESZOPICLONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

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 Dec. 12, 2012.
  • 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.