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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,036Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 27 providers in this state and specialty

$1.7M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 27 providers in this state and specialty

1,340 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
48% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

0% of this provider’s 638 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

13 of this provider’s 1,340 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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Opioids

94% of this provider’s 1,340 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 77%.

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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

$188 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

7 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

2014

$123K

2015

$1.7M

2016

Number of Claims

2014

1,192

2015

9,036

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 1,936

prescriptions, 21% of all prescriptions

965

prescriptions.

575

patients, 43% of all patients

O 1 1
OXYCODONE HCL 1,093

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

262

patients, 20% of all patients

O 2 5
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,007

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

325

patients, 24% of all patients

O 3 2
GABAPENTIN 657

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

176

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 448

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

154

patients, 11% of all patients

O 5 7
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 393

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

148

patients, 11% of all patients

6 18
LIDOCAINE 338

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

137

patients, 10% of all patients

7 29
TIZANIDINE HCL 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

8 6
OXYCONTIN 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

O 9 15
TRAMADOL HCL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

O 10 4
MELOXICAM 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

11 10
FENTANYL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

O 12 8
LYRICA 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

13 9
CLONAZEPAM 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

14 23
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 45

patients, 3% of all patients

15 11
DULOXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

16 14
BACLOFEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

17 12
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

O 18 27
DOXEPIN HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

19 43
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

20 35
HYSINGLA ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

O 10 21 40
OPANA ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O 22 19
ZOHYDRO ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

O 23 56
METHADONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O 24 13
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

25 16
NUCYNTA ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 26 48
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 Aug. 13, 2015.
  • 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.