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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,705Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 88 providers in this state and specialty

$1.58M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 88 providers in this state and specialty

799 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
34% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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 Georgia
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

4% of this provider’s 799 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

98% of this provider’s 799 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 87%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

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

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $76 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$1.56M

2014

$1.48M

2015

$1.58M

2016

Number of Claims

20,882

2014

22,304

2015

23,705

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 3,777

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

1,283

prescriptions.

398

patients, 50% of all patients

O 1 1
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,518

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

824

prescriptions.

271

patients, 34% of all patients

O 2 2
GABAPENTIN 1,579

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

258

patients, 32% of all patients

3 3
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 1,233

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

140

patients, 18% of all patients

O 4 6
METHADONE HCL 1,230

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

O 10 5 11
OXYCODONE HCL 959

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

171

patients, 21% of all patients

O 6 4
TIZANIDINE HCL 854

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

150

patients, 19% of all patients

7 5
TRAMADOL HCL 820

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

O 8 8
MORPHINE SULFATE 779

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

136

patients, 17% of all patients

O 10 9 18
PROMETHAZINE HCL 658

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

10 10 22
MELOXICAM 657

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

131

patients, 16% of all patients

11 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 637

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

12 15
BACLOFEN 613

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

13 10
FENTANYL 609

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

O 14 7
CARISOPRODOL 572

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

10 15 21
CLONAZEPAM 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

16 20
LYRICA 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

17 9
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 69

patients, 9% of all patients

18 13
OXYMORPHONE HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O 10 19 41
VOLTAREN 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

20 27
TRAZODONE HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

21 35
OXYCONTIN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O 22 14
HYDROXYZINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

23 47
IBUPROFEN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

24 31
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

25 58
AMITIZA 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

26 49
TOPIRAMATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

27 36
CELECOXIB 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

28 34
ALPRAZOLAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

29 26
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

30 56
METHOCARBAMOL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 32
ROPINIROLE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

32 39
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

33 29
NAPROXEN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 44
DULOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

35 16
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

36 24
ESZOPICLONE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

37 54
SERTRALINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

38 63
CITALOPRAM HBR 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

39 60
DIAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 17
ENDOCET 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O 41 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 42 61
BUSPIRONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 59
OMEPRAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 44 42
LIDOCAINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

45 23
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

46 52
TEMAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 47 40
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

48 53
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 O 49 55
MIRTAZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 49 63
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 25, 2010.
  • 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.