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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,357Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$506K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
384 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

$635K

2014

$586K

2015

$506K

2016

Number of Claims

7,045

2014

7,137

2015

6,357

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-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,240

prescriptions, 20% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

145

patients, 38% of all patients

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OXYCODONE HCL 757

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

86

patients, 22% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 582

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

103

patients, 27% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 380

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

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METHADONE HCL 337

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 328

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

78

patients, 20% of all patients

VOLTAREN 278

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

77

patients, 20% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 260

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 252

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

60

patients, 16% of all patients

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FENTANYL 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

BACLOFEN 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

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TRAZODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

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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 April 26, 2017.
  • 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.