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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,353Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
451 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

$2.45M

2014

$2.59M

2015

$2.49M

2016

Number of Claims

6,519

2014

6,217

2015

6,353

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 551

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

101

patients, 22% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 320

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

88

patients, 20% of all patients

O
LIDOCAINE 296

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

94

patients, 21% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 247

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

NABUMETONE 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

BUTRANS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ENDOCET 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CARISOPRODOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ROXICODONE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 O 10
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

O
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 March 13, 2008.
  • 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.