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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,602Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 66 providers in this state and specialty

$637K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 66 providers in this state and specialty

604 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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 Michigan
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

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

91% of this provider’s 604 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 82%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$84 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $83 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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$685K

2014

$562K

2015

$637K

2016

Number of Claims

7,828

2014

6,458

2015

7,602

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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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.

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 1,233

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

300

patients, 50% of all patients

O 1 1
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 626

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

O 2 4
METHADONE HCL 487

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

O 3 8
FENTANYL 462

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

O 4 6
GABAPENTIN 368

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

5 2
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 331

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

O 6 3
OXYCODONE HCL 300

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

O 7 5
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

O 8 18
TIZANIDINE HCL 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

9 7
TRAMADOL HCL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

O 10 9
ALPRAZOLAM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

11 21
OXYCONTIN 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 12 16
DIAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

13 17
DULOXETINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

14 13
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

15 11
TRAZODONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

16 26
CLONAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

17 27
TOPIRAMATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

18 19
MELOXICAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

19 15
MORPHINE SULFATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 20 14
BACLOFEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

21 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 21 59
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

21 23
LYRICA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

21 10
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 25 35
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

26 33
BUPROPION XL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 27 62
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

28 25
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 Nov. 18, 2008.
  • 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.