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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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14,171Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 27 providers in this state and specialty

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 27 providers in this state and specialty

1,172 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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 Louisiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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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

92% of this provider’s 1,172 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 77%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$84 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$1.32M

2014

$1.09M

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

16,004

2014

13,523

2015

14,171

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 2,533

prescriptions, 18% of all prescriptions

1,557

prescriptions.

529

patients, 45% of all patients

O 1 1
GABAPENTIN 1,486

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

840

prescriptions.

397

patients, 34% of all patients

2 3
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,142

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

702

prescriptions.

256

patients, 22% of all patients

O 3 2
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 1,104

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

213

patients, 18% of all patients

O 4 7
DULOXETINE HCL 649

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

202

patients, 17% of all patients

5 14
TRAMADOL HCL 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

125

patients, 11% of all patients

O 6 4
FENTANYL 455

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

O 7 8
TIZANIDINE HCL 418

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

121

patients, 10% of all patients

8 6
LYRICA 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

111

patients, 9% of all patients

9 9
MORPHINE SULFATE 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

O 10 20
BUTRANS 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

111

patients, 9% of all patients

O 10 11 30
TRAZODONE HCL 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

12 24
OPANA ER 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

O 13 19
OXYCODONE HCL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

O 14 5
BACLOFEN 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

15 12
OXYCONTIN 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

O 16 15
ETODOLAC 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

17 39
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

18 11
TRAMADOL HCL ER 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

O 10 19 32
METHADONE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

O 19 13
VOLTAREN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

21 25
ENDOCET 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

O 22 33
MELOXICAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

23 10
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

O 24 42
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

O 25 49
BUPROPION XL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

26 51
MOVANTIK 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

27 44
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

28 16
AMITIZA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

29 41
CELECOXIB 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

30 26
ETODOLAC ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

31 53
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

32 45
CLONAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

33 23
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O 34 27
IBUPROFEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

35 28
NUCYNTA ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

O 36 48
HYSINGLA ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O 37 40
LIDOCAINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

37 29
OXYMORPHONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 39 61
LACTULOSE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

40 63
BUSPIRONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

41 64
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 July 28, 2011.
  • 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.