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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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7,497Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 27 providers in this state and specialty

$462K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 27 providers in this state and specialty

463 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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 Louisiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

14 of this provider’s 463 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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Opioids

87% of this provider’s 463 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 77%.

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Brand Name Drugs

8% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$442K

2014

$428K

2015

$462K

2016

Number of Claims

6,732

2014

6,850

2015

7,497

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 2,332

prescriptions, 31% of all prescriptions

1,098

prescriptions.

318

patients, 69% of all patients

O 1 1
GABAPENTIN 698

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

121

patients, 26% of all patients

2 3
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 445

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

O 3 2
TIZANIDINE HCL 415

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

80

patients, 17% of all patients

4 6
CELECOXIB 314

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

5 26
TRAMADOL HCL 282

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

O 6 4
LYRICA 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

7 9
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

8 37
BACLOFEN 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

9 12
FENTANYL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 10 8
MELOXICAM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

11 10
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

12 11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

13 35
DULOXETINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

14 14
CLONAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

15 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

16 22
METHOCARBAMOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 4% of all patients

17 21
IBUPROFEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

18 28
METHADONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 O 19 13
CARISOPRODOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

20 45
ALPRAZOLAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 21 38
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 May 16, 2013.
  • 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.