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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,968Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$798K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
428 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
33% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

$984K

2014

$798K

2015

$798K

2016

Number of Claims

5,994

2014

5,755

2015

5,968

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 473

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

77

patients, 18% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 462

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

102

patients, 24% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 427

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

84

patients, 20% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 371

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

90

patients, 21% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 362

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

O
METHADONE HCL 350

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 302

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

73

patients, 17% of all patients

FENTANYL 239

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE 212

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

O
LYRICA 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

SUBOXONE 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

O
OXYCONTIN 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

BACLOFEN 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 5% of all patients

OPANA ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O
IBUPROFEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

BUPRENORPHINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 O
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% 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 Oct. 18, 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.