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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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4,068Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$236K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
592 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
27% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$78.6K

2015

$236K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

1,599

2015

4,068

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. 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 872

prescriptions, 21% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

267

patients, 45% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 385

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

142

patients, 24% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 383

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

138

patients, 23% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 355

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 343

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

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TIZANIDINE HCL 274

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

FENTANYL 145

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE 129

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LYRICA 116

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 32

patients, 5% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 51

patients, 9% of all patients

BACLOFEN 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 5% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

EMBEDA 66

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O
OXYCONTIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
METHADONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

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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. 6, 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.