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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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8,685Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 60

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 60

672 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
26% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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 Indiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 176 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

6% of this provider’s 672 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

7% of this provider’s 176 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Opioids

89% of this provider’s 672 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 62%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$134 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$356K

2012

$627K

2013

$1.19M

2014

$1.16M

2015

Number of Claims

3,658

2012

5,219

2013

9,361

2014

8,685

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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O

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
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

1,163

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

235

patients, 35% of all patients

O 1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

934

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

232

patients, 35% of all patients

O 2 1
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

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

691

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

112

patients, 17% of all patients

O 3 5
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

610

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

O 4 4
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

448

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

O 5 9
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

374

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

370

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

7 2
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

292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

8 10
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

O 9 6
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

215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

O 10 8
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

129

patients, 19% of all patients

11 46
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

12 15
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

175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

13 14
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE

Sumatriptan is used to trea... +

Sumatriptan is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes is accompanied by nausea or sensitivity to sound and light). Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

14 49
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

141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

R 15 13
NUCYNTA ER 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 16 39
HYDROMORPHONE ER 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 10 17 36
ZONISAMIDE

Treats partial seizures in ... +

Treats partial seizures in adults with epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

18 43
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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

19 17
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

19 69
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

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

21 24
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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 22 23
OPANA ER

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 23 18
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

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 24 12
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

25 32
GRALISE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

26 80
MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

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

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 27 22
METHOCARBAMOL

Treats muscle pain and spas... +

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

74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

R 28 62
HYDROMORPHONE HCL*

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O 29 20
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

29 11
NUCYNTA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 31 86
BUTRANS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O 32 89
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

33 41
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 34 16
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 Feb. 20, 2013.
  • 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.