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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,875Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$709K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
936 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
38% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

$349K

2014

$328K

2015

$709K

2016

Number of Claims

4,065

2014

3,967

2015

5,875

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 1,318

prescriptions, 22% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

417

patients, 45% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 711

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

194

patients, 21% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 593

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

220

patients, 24% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 394

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

149

patients, 16% of all patients

SUBOXONE 332

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

128

patients, 14% of all patients

LYRICA 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

O
OXYCONTIN 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 54

patients, 6% of all patients

FENTANYL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O
METHOCARBAMOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

O
BUPRENORPHINE-NALOXONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

BUTRANS 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O
OPANA ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O
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. 5, 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.