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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,461Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
444 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

$1.53M

2014

$1.27M

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

10,283

2014

9,188

2015

8,461

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
OXYCODONE HCL 2,177

prescriptions, 26% of all prescriptions

1,005

prescriptions.

229

patients, 52% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 834

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

96

patients, 22% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 501

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

76

patients, 17% of all patients

O
OXYCONTIN 458

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 362

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

FENTANYL 355

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

O
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 310

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

OPANA ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYMORPHONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O
OXYCODONE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

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 20, 2010.
  • 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.