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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Anesthesiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,375Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$279K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
231 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
52% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


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

$322K

2014

$294K

2015

$279K

2016

Number of Claims

6,034

2014

5,657

2015

5,375

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,258

prescriptions, 23% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

132

patients, 57% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 690

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

95

patients, 41% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 435

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

47

patients, 20% of all patients

O
METHADONE HCL 240

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 235

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 226

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

O
NAPROXEN 144

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 141

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

BACLOFEN 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 9% of all patients

LYRICA 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

METHOCARBAMOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
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 Oct. 15, 2009.
  • 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.