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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,439Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 88 providers in this state and specialty

$691K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 88 providers in this state and specialty

1,359 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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 Georgia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 809 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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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

92% of this provider’s 1,359 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 87%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$82 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $76 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

6 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

$644K

2014

$660K

2015

$691K

2016

Number of Claims

6,751

2014

7,632

2015

8,439

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 1,413

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

921

prescriptions.

488

patients, 36% of all patients

O 1 1
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,103

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

380

patients, 28% of all patients

O 2 2
OXYCODONE HCL 869

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

255

patients, 19% of all patients

O 3 4
GABAPENTIN 651

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

181

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 572

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

169

patients, 12% of all patients

O 5 6
FENTANYL 425

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

149

patients, 11% of all patients

O 6 7
TRAMADOL HCL 297

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

104

patients, 8% of all patients

O 7 8
TIZANIDINE HCL 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

88

patients, 6% of all patients

8 5
METHADONE HCL 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

O 9 11
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

100

patients, 7% of all patients

O 10 19
OXYCONTIN 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

O 11 14
DULOXETINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

12 16
BACLOFEN 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

13 10
LYRICA 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

14 9
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

15 13
MORPHINE SULFATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

O 16 18
VOLTAREN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

17 27
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

18 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

19 15
MELOXICAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

20 12
CARISOPRODOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

21 21
CELECOXIB 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

22 34
ENDOCET 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O 23 37
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

24 24
METHOCARBAMOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

25 32
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 Jan. 20, 2011.
  • 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.