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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,355Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 49

$1.91M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 49

854 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
38% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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

2% of this provider’s 854 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

31% of this provider’s 321 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

96% of this provider’s 854 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 69%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$89 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$686K

2012

$894K

2013

$868K

2014

$1.91M

2015

Number of Claims

9,474

2012

12,081

2013

9,978

2014

21,355

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

2,964

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

1,392

prescriptions.

392

patients, 46% of all patients

O 1 1
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

2,537

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

767

prescriptions.

356

patients, 42% of all patients

O 2 2
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,287

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

242

patients, 28% of all patients

3 5
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,173

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

196

patients, 23% of all patients

O 4 11
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

934

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

164

patients, 19% of all patients

5 3
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

888

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

134

patients, 16% of all patients

O 6 6
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

842

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

O 7 4
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

Treats muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury or disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

726

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

151

patients, 18% of all patients

8 10
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

652

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

134

patients, 16% of all patients

9 13
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

572

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

10 16
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

545

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

O 11 15
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

O 12 7
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

13 9
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

R 14 19
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

R 15 12
OPANA ER

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

O 16 25
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

17 8
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

18 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

R 19 18
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

20 35
METHOCARBAMOL

Treats muscle pain and spas... +

Treats muscle pain and spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

R 21 22
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

Treats pain and stiffness of muscle spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

R 22 17
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

Treats mild to moderate pain and help relieve symptoms of arthritis (e. Source: National Library of Medicine

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

23 30
ENDOCET

Treats moderate to moderate... +

Treats moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

O 24 27
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

25 23
SULINDAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, gout, or sore tendons. Source: National Library of Medicine

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

26 57
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

27 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

P 28 60
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O 29 51
MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

Morphine is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O 30 26
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

31 43
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

Causes numbness or loss of feeling in an area of your body. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

32 52
OXYMORPHONE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O 33 68
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve tension headaches. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

R 34 44
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

R 35 49
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

36 32
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

37 24
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

38 38
NUCYNTA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O 39 83
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

40 28
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 41 85
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 42 39
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE

This is used on the skin or... +

This is used on the skin or in the genital area to cause numbness or loss of feeling before certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 29
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

Treats nerve pain that is caused by herpes zoster, or "shingles. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 95
METHADONE HCL

Methadone is used to reliev... +

Methadone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain that has not been relieved by non-narcotic pain relievers. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O 45 21
BUTRANS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 46 71
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 Sept. 1, 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.