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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,394Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 170

$598K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 170

1,192 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
51% Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Florida
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

56% of this provider’s 1,192 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 49%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 1,192 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 31%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

7 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Florida
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,210 605 335 S3 1 1
GABAPENTIN 675 262 191 2 2
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 633 176 179 S2 3 4
OXYCODONE HCL 598 183 138 S2 4 5
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 517 166 138 S2 5 3
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 401 222 126 S2 6 9
FENTANYL 355 134 109 S2 7 6
TRAMADOL HCL 311 171 138 8 7
METHADONE HCL 303 61 75 S2 9 8
MORPHINE SULFATE 275 57 75 S2 10 12
BACLOFEN 232 28 89 11 17
OXYCONTIN 230 94 64 S2 12 14
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 199 38 56 S2 13 10
ALPRAZOLAM 198 31 42 B 14 18
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 180 69 71 15 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 161 52 40 16 20
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 153 58 65 R 17 19
LYRICA 147 60 38 18 16
CARISOPRODOL 137 <11 32 R 19 15
TIZANIDINE HCL 124 24 43 20 11
MELOXICAM 103 38 44 21 13
CLONAZEPAM 87 36 21 B 22 29
VOLTAREN 73 49 34 23 21
METHOCARBAMOL 67 28 20 R 24 24
IBUPROFEN 54 13 20 25 26
LIDOCAINE 50 26 26 26 55
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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 Feb. 18, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.