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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,327Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 65 providers in this state and specialty

$1.46M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 65 providers in this state and specialty

1,140 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
51% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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 Florida
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

84% of this provider’s 1,140 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 83%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

Prescription Price

$84 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $95 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$968K

2014

$1.17M

2015

$1.46M

2016

Number of Claims

11,501

2014

14,586

2015

17,327

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 2,086

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

1,078

prescriptions.

359

patients, 31% of all patients

O 1 1
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 1,703

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

235

patients, 21% of all patients

O 2 5
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,565

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

798

prescriptions.

239

patients, 21% of all patients

O 3 2
FENTANYL 1,362

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

202

patients, 18% of all patients

O 10 4 8
GABAPENTIN 1,321

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

277

patients, 24% of all patients

5 4
OXYCODONE HCL 1,082

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

174

patients, 15% of all patients

O 6 3
MORPHINE SULFATE 759

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

O 10 7 15
TIZANIDINE HCL 648

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

128

patients, 11% of all patients

8 6
MELOXICAM 503

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

132

patients, 12% of all patients

9 13
TOPIRAMATE 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

10 21
LYRICA 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

11 12
CLONIDINE HCL 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

114

patients, 10% of all patients

12 44
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

13 19
TRAMADOL HCL 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

O 14 7
BACLOFEN 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

15 14
OXYCONTIN 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

O 16 11
LAMOTRIGINE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

17 52
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

18 23
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

18 39
METHADONE HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

O 20 9
CLONAZEPAM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

21 22
METHOCARBAMOL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

22 25
LORAZEPAM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

23 43
TRAZODONE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

24 26
OPANA ER 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

O 25 28
LIDOCAINE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

26 27
TRANSDERM-SCOP 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

27 68
IBUPROFEN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

28 17
DULOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

29 20
OXYMORPHONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O 30 77
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

31 48
CARISOPRODOL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 2% of all patients

32 29
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

33 24
PROMETHAZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

34 32
ONDANSETRON HCL* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

35 51
DIAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 2% of all patients

36 18
AMITIZA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

37 46
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 July 20, 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.